Full House at The Business of Food in DIT, 26th November
Above: Dr. Frank Cullen, Dr. Juan Valverde, Elaine Cohalan, James Burke
DIT Hothouse partnered with Dublin Food Chain to host a lunchtime event featuring talks and panel discussions with top entrepreneurs and industry experts from the Irish food industry. The event took place in Gleeson Hall, DIT Kevin St. on Thursday, 26th November and was supported by Local Enterprise Office Dublin City and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. For full details, download The Business of Food Event Brochure
Around 250 attendees from industry and academia were present on the day to enjoy the insights of our panelists, witness the latest food related research on show from DIT and taste the latest food creations from Dublin Food Chain producers.
From L-R: Dr. Declan Troy, Teagasc; (back row) Tom Flanagan, DIT Hothouse; David Carey, Innovante Foods; Dr. Juan Valverde, Monaghan Mushrooms; Prof. Brian O’Neill, DIT; Rowan Manahan, Fortify Services; Elaine Cohalan, The Dublin Cookie Company; Ger Cleary, Glenisk; (front row) Dr. Frank Cullen, DIT; Dr. James Curtin, DIT; Peter Mooney, Dawn Meats; Lil Courtney, The Courtney Group; James Burke, Dublin Food Chain.
Above: Brian Colgan, Head of Irish Export Association Export HUB, addresses the audience alongside the first panel of speakers.
The first panel discussed the academic supports available to the food industry, and demonstrated how research collaborations have resulted in innovation and commercial successes for Irish food producers. The panel will consisted of Dr. James Curtin, Head of the DIT School of Food Science & Environmental Health; Dr. Frank Cullen, Head of the DIT School of Culinary Arts & Food technology; Dr. Declan Troy, Teagasc Assistant Director of Research, Peter Mooney, Dawn Meats Head of Innovation, and Dr. Juan Dr. Juan Valverde, Monaghan Mushrooms R&D Food Programme Manager.
For further information about this event or to discuss technology licensing or R&D collaboration opportunities for the food industry, contact Stephen Davis on 01 402 7144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.