€4m funding focuses on food research

Small agri-food companies will be the focus of a €4 million EU-funded project into market opportunities and competitiveness, led by Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (ShannonABC) at the Institute of Technology Tralee.

10th November, 2013
Professor Brian McKenna, European Federation of Food, Science and Technology and Marian Byrne, head of division, Food Industry Development Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Dr Helena McMahon, TRADEIT project coordinator and Kate Carmody, Beal Organic Cheese.

Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre

**Done Deal:** €4 million

**The clincher:** ''Small and traditional food businesses find it difficult to access research and know-how to support innovation and to promote their products. TRADEIT aims to kick-start knowledge exchange in an accessible and practical way, connecting up small and traditional food businesses in a shared space.'' - **Marian Byrne,** head of food industry development division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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