Welcome to Food Works Ireland

Food Works is a government supported accelerator programme that helps develop the next generation of scaleable and export driven Irish food businesses.

Food is an important part of the Irish economy, representing 12.3% of total export revenue today, and the industry is projected to be worth €19 billion by 2025. So, we want to support the people and businesses who are creating our food future.

If you have an innovative food product that satisfies a genuine market need, and an ambition for global success, you should meet with the Food Works team. What to expect on the Food Works Programme.

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Food Works Programmes

Food Works supports highly ambitious Food and drink start up companies.

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A Day at Bootcamp

Understand more about the competitive selection process for Food Works.

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Case studies

Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company

Wicklow Wolf produces craft beer at the very premium end of the quality and brand spectrum.

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Elivar

Elivar produces a number of sports recovery products aimed at athletes and people interested in health and fitness who are 35 years old and older.

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Nobó

Nobó’s Frozen Goodness product is made of coconut milk and avocado, and is made truly

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HIRO by ROISIN

HIRO is a chilled convenience product that is nutritious and delicious.

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Why Join Food Works?

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Expert & Industry Led Workshops

You’ll get to attend a series of workshops designed to help build a robust investor-ready business plan. Workshops are run by leading experts in the food industry. Topics are supported with industry case studies from successful food entrepreneurs.

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One-to-One Business Advisor Sessions

A customised business adviser support package will be planned, based on the individual needs and requirements of each company.

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Consumer and Market Research

A dedicated research and consumer specialist supports each business. They will help you to complete groundwork to understand your business, target consumer markets and assess the size of the opportunity. Qualitative research, through focus groups, is used to generate deep consumer insight to help refine your brand and offering.

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Retailer Engagement

You will get a deeper understanding of the retail environment at workshops and presentations given by leading Irish retailers. An informal market forum set-up will facilitate engagement with people across the retail group.

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Overseas Market Study Trip

Participants will get to go on an international market study visit where they will gain deeper knowledge and awareness of new market trends, competitor activity, innovative branding/packaging and market opportunities.

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Industry & Investor Networking

The programme offers many networking opportunities with industry and in particular the ever-growing Food Works Alumni, a network of leading Irish food and drink entrepreneurs.

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Access to Production & Technical Expertise

Expert advice is close at hand to help you get your product to market in the most efficient and effective manner.

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Feasibility Grant Funding

Companies are eligible for feasibility funding of up to €15,000 through Enterprise Ireland.