Declan Troy
Acting Head of Food Programme
 +353 (0)1 8059500

Teagasc Food Research Centre - Ashtown & Moorepark

Teagasc supports science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bioeconomy that underpins profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. It contributes to the national programme of innovation activities including the creation of commercially-applicable knowledge.

Teagasc is committed to transferring its discoveries from the lab to industry for the benefit of the Irish economy in a flexible manner. Developing partnerships and collaborations with industry is central to our strategy. There are many different ways in which you can engage with us, from services and contract research to collaborations and commercialisation of intellectual property. We offer specific capabilities, services, know-how and specialised infrastructure that are critical in professional and quality engagement with industry, and we have available technologies developed in house for which we are actively seeking industrial partners for commercialisation. A critical element of our service offering is Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL), a modern plant containing pilot-scale processing equipment for the dairy industry. The meat industry is served by a meat technology centre, the prepared consumer food sector avails of our food processing facility, and specialised laboratories are available in support of the overall food industry.

Research areas:
  • Food: food biosciences; food chemistry and technology; food safety; food industry development
  • Animal and grassland research and innovation
  • Crops, environment and land use
  • Rural economy and development
  • Technical and specialist services 
Research performed by:
Teagasc research centres in partnership with Irish universities and institutes of technology, and universities and research institutes in Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.