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Introduction to Innovation / New Product Development Workshop

(For the Food & Beverage Sector)

Dates and Venue 

  • 17th October at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Why Attend?

Whether you are new to food innovation / product development or want to improve your pipeline of innovative food products, this workshop will introduce you to a wide range of best practice options and real life case studies. You will:

  • Obtain an overview of the Innovation / New Product Development (NPD) process
  • Be able to apply a structured approach to Innovation / NPD
  • Be able to identify gaps in your own innovation / NPD practices and implement improvements
  • Hear how one food entrepreneur has made it work
  • Obtain an overview of your regulatory and labelling responsibilities
  • Be aware of Teagasc expertise and NPD facilities

Who Should Attend?

  • Entrepreneurs who have a development project to complete who have a food product idea
  • Individuals currently not working in the food processing area but feel they have a potential food product idea worth pursuing.
  • Staff working in the Food & Beverage Sector who have responsibility for or involvement in Innovation / NPD activities

Workshop Content

The programme includes the following;

  • Overview of the NPD / Innovation process
  • Stages of Innovation & NPD:
     - Idea generation/screening/feasibility of the project
     - Development from Kitchen scale to Pilot
     - Production and Post Launch activities
  • Labelling Requirements (FSAI speaker)
  • Overview of legal requirements
  • How a food entrepreneur has recently set up a successful new food business & product range
  • Tour of Teagasc Incubation Units & Pilot scale NPD facilities


Eddie O’ Neill and Carol Griffin



(Funding by Skillnets of 25% may be available for eligible participants)

Booking Information

For further information on booking a place on this event, please complete this online booking form.

Alternatively contact Course Administration:
Margaret Hennessy
Tel: 01-8059520 (direct) 01-8059500 (general)
Email: courseadministrator@teagasc.ie

This training workshop is presented in conjunction with National Organic Training Skillnet; payment should be made directly to NOTS. Please contact Margaret O’Rourke Doherty, Network Manager, National Organic Training Skillnet, and Office: 071-9640688, Mobile: 087-0657864,
Email: info@nots.ie

Web: www.nots.ie