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Food Innovation Gateways - Prepared Consumer Foods

05 June 2015
Type Event Proceeding

3rd June 2015, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15

A showcase of innovative technologies and opportunities to help develop a sustainable, competitive Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) sector.

The unique forum provided an exciting opportunity for the Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) and related industries to experience at first hand:

  • Best practice models of innovation in the PCF sector and the broader food processing industry.
  • Successful case studies from the PCF sector.
  • Supports from National Development Agencies.
  • A range of technology offerings emanating from the UCC/Teagasc Food Innovation Alliance.
  • Update on tax changes in food Research and Development.

The event included presentations by national and international speakers, followed by an exhibition of research and development capabilities underpinning innovation in the Irish Prepared Consumer Foods sector.


Technology Portfolio

Teagasc produced a Special Edition of our Technology Portfolio focusing on our capability and expertise in prepared consumer foods processing, research and innovation. It is well accepted that innovation is a key driver of economic growth and our ambition is that Teagasc will continue to support science based innovation in the prepared consumer foods sector. This edition also showcases our strategic alliance with University College Cork in this regard.

This Special Edition concisely describes our current technologies, capabilities, services and expertise relating to the prepared consumer foods sector in one discreet volume. Our combined technology transfer strategy takes into account the many different forms of technology and knowledge support “gateways” by which prepared consumer foods companies can engage with us. These include collaborations or contract research agreements, commercial service arrangements, industry training programmes, student placements and consultancy projects.

Central to these activities are mutual trust, credibility, confidentiality, clear business objectives and high quality customer relationship management. We value our extensive industry interactions and have stringent policies regarding IP management, contract agreements and confidentiality. This Special Edition Technology Portfolio contains contact details of the main contact for each of these “gateways”.

Prepared Consumer Foods - Technology Portfolio (PDF)


Throughout the afternoon, an exhibition of the research and development capabilities underpinning innovation in the Irish Prepared Consumer Foods Sector was presented by the UCC/Teagasc Food Innovation Alliance. Full details are available in the Programme of Exhibitors below.

Programme of Exhibitors (PDF)