St.Patrick’s Day – Drogheda & Salinas; Bridging the Irish and the US Agri-Tech Sectors

On Wednesday, 16th March, Mayor of Drogheda Paul Bell, and the former Mayor of Salinas City in California, Dennis Donoghue (representing the current Mayor Joe Gunter), took part in a symbolic shamrock-giving ceremony video-link. The video-link also included Jennifer Krebs of The Western Growers Centre for Innovation and Technology in Salinas. This marked the renewed … Continue reading “St.Patrick’s Day – Drogheda & Salinas; Bridging the Irish and the US Agri-Tech Sectors”

FoodTech Skillnets Seminar with Pat Cooney

On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, we held a meeting with several local food companies in order to highlight the importance of establishing an ‘Industry-led’ FoodTech Skillnets network, which will support the growth of SMEs in the Food and Agri sector throughout the North-East (North Dublin, Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan). The North-East region has a proud Food / … Continue reading “FoodTech Skillnets Seminar with Pat Cooney”

FoodTech Week 3 – 12 Nov

Michael O’ Dowd from Enterprise Ireland gave an overview of support structures for expanding businesses and specialist support for Agri-Food Sector. Paddy Callaghan, Managing Director of Nature’s Best spoke on the complex issues of scaling a business from the farmyard to international distribution. [ssba]  

FoodTech Week 2 – 5 Nov

Michael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia and founder of The Company of Food, a specialist food investment business, was the second speaker at the FoodTech@TheMill Programme on November 5th. Bronagh Conlon from The Real Irish Food Company also visited The Mill to talk about the company. The Real Irish Food Company is a specialist manufacturer of preserves, … Continue reading “FoodTech Week 2 – 5 Nov”

FoodTech Week 1 – 29 Oct

The first evening was opened by Eileen Bentley, Entrepreneurship Manager at Bord Bia and Kevin Tuck, Managing Director of Alltech, who spoke on innovation within Alltech, their story of growth to a billion dollar company and key learnings they made along the way, including some of the mistakes! Ten SMEs including representatives from FitzScientific, AgriNet, Kingswood … Continue reading “FoodTech Week 1 – 29 Oct”

FoodTech@TheMill gets off to a great start!

The first talk in the newly established FoodTech@TheMill programme took place on October 29th. Ten SMEs including representatives from FitzScientific, AgriNet, Kingswood Computing and Ezy Technology heard Kevin Tuck, Managing Director of Alltech give a detailed presentation on AllTech’s growth to a €1 billion company and how its relentless focus on innovation and R&D has enabled … Continue reading “FoodTech@TheMill gets off to a great start!”


FoodTech@TheMill: 6 evenings of guest lectures and networking for SMEs from the North-East region supplying IT, Environmental and Value-added Services to the Agri-Food sector 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 … Continue reading “FoodTech@TheMill”