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Food Innovation Gateways: Climate Smart Technologies for Nutritious and Safe Foods

Event Time 10:00
Venue Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin

This event will present the latest technologies to support food companies in meeting the challenges of producing climate friendly, nutritious and safe foods. It will highlight the importance of innovation in developing opportunities to meet consumer demands whilst meeting climate change commitments.

The programme will include both national and international guest speakers, as well as representation from national agencies. It will provide an opportunity to hear from Teagasc scientists on the current challenges and the climate smart solutions and technologies available to assist food companies in Ireland.

Attendees can visit live demonstrations of sustainable technologies within the National Prepared Consumer Food Centre.

PROGRAMME

9.30

Registration, Tea/Coffee

10.00

Welcome address: Declan Troy, Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc

10.10

John Ryan, R&D Packaging Director International, The Kraft Heinz Company, Netherlands

‘Kraft Heinz- Embedding sustainable business practices & growing a better world’

10.40

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’

11.10

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

12.15

Light lunch and Exhibition.

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.