Sunday 24 September 2017

€21m boost for food-tech centre

Co-founders of Foodcloud Alex Sloan and Emma Mooney with Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast (second from left) and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute in Dublin
Co-founders of Foodcloud Alex Sloan and Emma Mooney with Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast (second from left) and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute in Dublin
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

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.

JOHN MULLIGAN

Irish Independent

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