€21m boost for food-tech centre
Funding of €21m has been awarded to the Food for Health Ireland's functional foods technology centre.
Food for Health Ireland is one of 15 centres in the €100m technology centre programme, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
The second term of funding sees the department invest €16m in the new Food for Health Ireland (FHI) research centre.
The remaining €5m of funding is being provided by Carbery, Dairygold, Glanbia, the Kerry Group and the Irish Dairy Board.
There are more than 300 companies in Ireland engaged with 15 technology centres.
"FHI is an excellent example of the commercial output that the Government expects from the other centres in the programme, with combination of industry expertise and academic excellence producing a new generation of technologies, products and services," said Jobs Minister Richard Bruton.