Food Innovation Gateways Event

20131022Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Venue: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15

Time: 08.30 – 12.30

Big Ideas for SMEs

A showcase of ideas for ambitious food enterprises – find out about our research & development activities, technologies and supports for the food industry.

This exciting event provides an opportunity for all food companies but in particular Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Food Entrepreneurs to experience at first hand:

  • Technology opportunities from the Teagasc Food Research Programme
  • Outputs from the Teagasc/UCC Food Innovation Alliance Ireland Programme
  • Innovation supports from national food sector agencies
  • Vibrant case studies from successful food entrepreneurs
  • Tax incentives for research and development activities


8.30 – 9.00: Registration
9.00 – 9.20: Welcome & Opening by Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc
9.20 – 9.40: “The R&D Experience in Food Research”

Presentation by Ross Campbell, CyberColloids Ltd

9.40 – 10.00: “Taxation: Making Innovation cost Effective”

Presentation by Mary Nyhan, Nyhan Tax Advisers

10.00 – 10.20: “Experience in Growing a Food Business”

Presentation by Tom Brennan, Dairy Concepts Ireland

10.20 – 10.40: “R&D Supports for Food Innovation in SMEs”

Presentation by Jenny Melia, Enterprise Ireland

10.40 – 11.00: “Innovation for SMEs: Bord Bia’s Approach”

Presentation by Tom Collins, Bord Bia

11.00: Tours of the facilities with research updates, services and offers on display including stands by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland
12.30: Light Lunch



To register please complete this online form.


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