Food for Health Ireland is a collaborative model for functional and health food innovation and commercialisation.

For more than a decade, we have provided a gateway for our founding industry partners to access world-class science and academic research through a collaborative, market-focussed functional food research programme.

Our research addresses global food trends and challenges, providing results that can be translated into commercially viable products with clear market focus.

Now in the third phase of our research programme, our focus areas include:

Irish Grass-fed Dairy

Creating marketable differentiation based on nutrition, health benefits and sensory attributes.

Healthy Cheese

Researching the metabolic and cardiovascular health benefits of Irish cheese, focusing on natural functionality.

Fermented Dairy Ingredients

Developing fermented ingredients to enhance digestive health using state-of-the-art bioconversion technologies.

Science to Market

Research programmes at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) which aim to bring health-enhancing products to market.

Our Research Partners