Teagasc has announced that it will launch its new Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Portfolio for the food industry at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
The portfolio, titled ‘Innovation through Collaboration-Our Science, Your Food’, will be launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed.
Research, Development and Innovation
“I am pleased to present Teagasc’s new Portfolio of Research, Development and Innovation Services for Industry, entitled ‘Innovation through Collaboration-Our Science, Your Food’,” said Professor Gary Boyle, director of Teagasc.
“This Portfolio provides just a flavour of the many Teagasc technologies and expertise available to the agri-food industry, government policy makers, retailers, food safety bodies etc. Our state-of-the-art research facilities and pilot plants at Teagasc Ashtown, Co. Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark, Co. Cork, facilitate new product development, examination of the feasibility of process up-scaling, process optimisation and final product testing.”
Teagasc has invested in modern RD&I facilities and services to further support and strengthen Ireland’s growing agri-food and drinks industry and they offer a tailored service to the industry in this regard.
The state agency said that RD&I proactive companies have been shown to generate higher exports and sales, especially as companies are looking to expand into Europe and meet the consumer demand for more product information.
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