Food Innovation Gateways
Recent Gateways Event
Climate Smart Technologies for Nutritious and Safe Foods.
This event took place on October 5th 2022 at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin
Food Innovation Gateways is part of the Teagasc Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies. The Gateways initiative promotes opportunities for the Irish food industry to engage with Teagasc research.
The event presented the latest technologies to support food companies in meeting the challenges of producing climate friendly, nutritious and safe foods. It highlighted the importance of innovation in developing opportunities to meet consumer demands whilst meeting climate change commitments.
The list of exhibitors can be accessed below
9.30am - Registration, Tea/Coffee
10.00am - Welcome address: Declan Troy, Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc
10.10am - John Ryan, R&D Packaging Director International, The Kraft Heinz Company, Netherlands - ‘ Embedding Sustainability: The Power of Partnerships'
10.40am - Edel Clancy, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Musgrave Group, Ireland - ‘Musgrave working with retail partners, suppliers and customers to make every community a climate smart community’
11.10am - Industry Panel Discussion with:
- Charlie Purcell, Sustainability Manager, Dawn Farms
- Darragh Flynn, Co-Director, The Happy Pear
- Noreen Gallagher, CEO, Plant It
- Lyndsey O’Leary, Head of Technical, Britvic
- Shivani Pathania, Food Industry Development, Teagasc
Moderated by Siobhan Jordan, Head of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Teagasc
12.15pm - Attendees are invited to visit the National Prepared Consumer Food Centre to view live demonstrations of sustainable technologies and to speak with Teagasc scientists and commercial technology providers.
Previous Gateways Events
Innovative Drying – Technologies and Analytics for High Quality, Sustainable Products
This virtual event presented the latest concepts and innovations in drying technologies, as well as the capabilities of Teagasc in this area.
Food Formulation for the Future
For a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. The opportunities, and the challenges, of product reformulation for healthier foods in line with the European Green Deal.
Biological Processes for Sustainable & Novel Food Development - Innovation is a key driver to meeting many of the environmental, societal & economic challenges facing the food sector. These include climate change, over- and -under nutrition & international competitiveness
Assuring Food Safety & Maximising Shelf-life
Optimal shelf-life is an essential requirement for all food products. A shelf-life that satisfies consumer expectations, facilitates export and minimises wastage is reliant on excellent food safety and consistent quality.
FOOD STRUCTURE - Formation, Functionality and the Future
This event demonstrated how understanding of food material science can be applied to the production of high-quality products and contribute to competitive advantage for the Irish food industry
Beyond Brexit - Making Food Innovation Go Further
Our Portfolio to be used as a starting point or menu from which food companies can begin to engage with us through various innovation support channels.
Advanced Analytical Methodologies
Focusing on the breadth and depth of Teagasc’s analytical platforms for the food industry and highlighting the capability and capacity of our approaches to food analysis.
Novel Processing Technologies
Novel Technologies for a Competitive Food Industry - the role and value of novel technologies in developing a strategic research and innovation agenda for a globally competitive Irish food industry
Prepared Consumer Foods
Innovative technologies and opportunities to help develop a sustainable, competitive Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) sector.
Food Innovation Gateways was launched in 2012 and a number of targeted industry events have taken place since then.
- Food Innovation Gateways (PDF) - Assuring Food Safety & Maximising Shelf-life
- Food Innovation Gateways Beyond Brexit
- Teagasc Gateways - Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry
- Gateways to Novel Processing Technologies
- Gateways to Food for health (PDF)
- Gateways to Prepared Consumer Foods
- Technologies for the Food Industry