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.