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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

Gateways Thumbnail Climate Smart TechnologiesClimate Smart Technologies - Exhibitors (PDF) 

Presentations on the day included:

Embedding Sustainability: The Power of Partnerships - John Ryan, R&D Packaging Director International, The Kraft Heinz Company, Netherlands
Musgrave working with retail partners, suppliers and customers to make every community a climate smart community’ Edel Clancy, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Musgrave Group, Ireland

There was an 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

Attendees had the opportunity 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.