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Teagasc Food Gateways event

Event Time 10am - 4:15pm
Venue Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15 KN3K Dublin 15
Beyond Brexit - Making Food Innovation Go Further

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-brexit-making-food-innovation-go-further-tickets-43091519896

The Irish food industry faces a real challenge with the advent of Brexit. Like many Irish companies, those in the food sector export a sizeable proportion of their output to the UK and are exposed to uncertainty over regulations, customs and exchange rate volatility. As such, the role of research and innovation has never before been more important. You are invited to join us at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin from 10am on June 12th to learn what our researchers can do to support you in Brexit proofing your business.


10:00 - 11:00: Registration, Tea/Coffee and viewing of exhibits.
11:00 - 11:30: Welcome and Introduction
11:30 - 11:50: Brexit - Business Challenges and Innovation Solutions
Paul Kelly, Director, Food Drink Ireland
11:50 - 12:10: Rethinking Food – How Food Innovation Shapes Strategy
Volker Heinz, Director, German Institute of Food Technologies, Germany
12:10 - 12:30: Prioritising Markets: Opportunities for Growth
Shane Hamil, Overseas Trade Manager, Bord Bia
12:30 - 13:00: Tea/Coffee and viewing of exhibits
13:00 - 13:20: Cutting Edge Innovations and Creativity
Michelle Sutherland, Head of Innovations Application, FDL, United Kingdom
13:20 - 13:40: Building a Better Business Model – Role of Innovation in Food Companies
Malachy Mitchell, Director, Farrelly & Mitchell Business Consultants Limited
13:40 - 14:00: The Role of Enterprise Ireland in Supporting Food Innovation Particularly Post-Brexit
Orla Battersby, Divisional Manager of Food, Enterprise Ireland
14:00 - 14:30 Light lunch and viewing of exhibits
14:30 - 15:15 Keynote Speaker: Michael Creed T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
15:15 - 16:15 Masterclass Sessions
15:15 - 15:35 Novel Processing Technologies to Ensure Sustainability of Food for the Future
15:35 - 15:55 Shelf-life Optimization – Opening New Markets for Irish Foods
15:55-16:15 Sensory Science Solutions for Marketplace Success

This event provides an opportunity for food companies to:

  • Meet leading national and international figures outlining the value of food innovation
  • Engage with key researchers to help your company identify new business opportunities
  • Receive the latest Teagasc food technology portfolio detailing IP offers, Technology Updates and Expertise
  • Experience a showcase of research findings and technology offerings from the Teagasc Food Research Programme
  • Learn about new and emerging research and development supports from Irish State Agencies

Light lunch and refreshments provided