FoodTech@TheMill

Date: October 29th, 2014

 

Where: The Mill Enterprise Hub, Drogheda

 

What:

 

The Mill starting a FoodTech programme on October 29th which looks at the technology and business behind Food companies.

 

The format will be based on in-depth presentations & case-studies from some of the leading Agri-Food companies in Ireland including:

-           Alltech

-           Country Crest

-           Nature’s Best

-           Keelings.

 

We’re seeking to recruit 12 SMEs in the region (including hinterland – Dublin, Monaghan, Cavan, Down, Louth, Meath etc).

 

Ireland, and the Boyne Region in particular, has a proud agricultural tradition and has developed a strong cluster of Agri-Food companies in the region.

Globally, there’s unprecedented competition for food due to population growth and changing diets. Technology in the Agri-Food Sector can be used to optimise traditional solutions, by helping to streamline and better manage operations, more efficiently utilise resources and improve communications.

 

The Mill Enterprise Hub is recruiting 12 small businesses in the region that can benefit from a series of six seminars from some of the leading food companies in Ireland. Sample companies could include:

  • Software Developers for Agri-Food sector
  • Production Specialists
  • Quality Control
  • Environmental Firms
  • Food Producers with export potential
  • New Product Development for Agri-Food

Topics:

  • Technology Applications in Food Service
  • Supply chain for scaling SMEs
  • Accessing International Markets/Major Customers in the Food Sector
  • New Product Development Process
  • Product Portfolio Management
  • Scaling a Food/Agri Manufacturing Process

 

Details:

The seminars will take place over six weeks, commencing on Wednesday October 29th at 7pm and finishing on Wednesday December 3rd. Each seminar will be 2 hours and applicants will be required to attend all seminars.

Each seminar will be followed by pizza, beer & networking opportunity.

The seminars are subsidised and applicants will be charged a once-off payment of €80 to attend all six talks.

Please contact bcasey@themilldrogheda.ie for more information.

 

 

For further details please contact:

 

Breanndán Casey, Business Development Manager at bcasey@themilldrogheda.ie or on 0876292144

Tel: 353 (0)41 9802444

Twitter: @themilldrogheda

www:themilldrogheda.ie

 

 

 

 

Additional Information:

 

The Mill, Drogheda’s Enterprise Hub:

 

-          Providing affordable office space for start-ups

-          Creating a community of like-minded Entrepreneurs & Innovators

-          Acting as a ‘first base’ for IDA supported FDI projects

-          Providing Training ,Mentoring & Networking for Residents of the Mill

-          Working with secondary schools through the exciting ‘Drogheda Young Innovators’ project (www.droghedayounginnovators.com)

-          Assisting young unemployed people to explore self-employment as a real option to a life on the dole

-          Collaborating with Dundalk Institute of Technology & DCU on some novel & exciting SME focused initiatives

-          Acting as a venue for the ‘CoderDojo’ youth software coding movement ( Drogheda was the 4th Club established after Cork)

-          Reaching out to the Community to encourage & foster greater Social Enterprise

 

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