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Are you an SME involved in traditional foods?

Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre will be competing to co-ordinate a European (FP7) funded project titled “Network for the transfer of knowledge on traditional foods to SMEs”. The project has three main objectives:

1. Transfer knowledge and apply research results in traditional foods in SMEs

2. Develop a strategic research and innovation agenda for traditional foods

3. Foster entrepreneurship

These objectives will be met in part through establishing connections between existing networks of research providers and SMEs. We are in the process of identifying existing food SME networks in Ireland that may be able to join this project. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a project that will provide access to research outputs from across Europe, but most importantly access to research outputs that can be realistically implemented in your company.

If you are an SME involved in traditional foods, and in particular if you are involved in a network of food SMEs, and would like to learn more about the project, please contact tim.yeomans[at]

Shannon ABC is a commercially focussed, state of the art research centre. It evolved from a merger between the Natural Products Research Centre (NPRC) based at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and the Nutraceuticals Research Centre (NRC) at the Limerick Institute of Technology. The merger between these two centres was facilitated through the development of the Applied Research Enhancement (ARE) Centre Program, established by Enterprise Ireland and supported by EU structural funds.

The remit of Shannon ABC is to provide specialised expertise, capabilities and access to state of the art equipment for regional and national industry. The capabilities, expertise and experience of Shannon ABC’s scientists and support staff mean that these services are supplied in an industry relevant way.


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