ReValueProtein project partners

A multidisciplinary team with specific expertise - 17 Principal investigators (PIs), technical staff, researchers and post-graduate students. 


Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bio-economy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. Within the Food Chemistry& Technology department, the Meat Research group have strengths in optimising and predicting fresh meat quality, innovations in the development of healthier convenience meat products and in the area of recovery of additional value from meat processing (e.g. fifth quarter, blood etc).

Human nutrition, food science and the supply chain from farm to consumer are the specialties of the associated Schools of Food and Nutritional Sciences and Food Business and Development at University College Cork. UCC is recognised for the high quality of research and collaboration in human nutrition and health, cereals and beverage technology, dairy science, food packaging, ingredients technology, consumer behaviour, food economics, supply chain management, international food policy and rural development.

UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science, part of the College of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine aims to develop and apply science and engineering scholarship to problems in animal health and welfare, human health, food systems and agriculture for the benefit of society through excellence in teaching and research. The College is a centre of expertise in the sciences underpinning the safety of the food chain, food quality, animal health and welfare and public health.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) is a dynamic group of research scientists based at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) at the University of Ireland Galway. It provides state of the art research facilities to support interdisciplinary research activities in Biomedical Engineering Science. The overall objective of the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) is to bring a critical mass of expertise together on a single platform to develop the next generation of biomaterials.     

Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre is a collaboration between the Institute of Technology, Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology and is funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Technology Gateway Program. Shannon ABC responds to the challenges of Biotech, Food and Life Science Industries through the sustainable development of viable and cost-effective processes and products from bio-resources. Shannon ABC operates a twin track approach to operation – working directly with companies to assist them with their scientific challenges and development of a use-inspired research agenda to ultimately achieve commercialisation.

Funding Agency:

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s  Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) is the primary national funding mechanism for food research in third level colleges and research institutes and aims to develop public good technologies that will underpin a competitive, innovative and sustainable food manufacturing and marketing sector. The programme is creating a base of knowledge and expertise in generic technologies that will support a modern, consumer-focussed industry and build Ireland's capacity for R&D.


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