Tipperary Food Sector €25,000 For New Ideas

Small food production companies in Tipperary have a chance to win €25,000 in a competition aimed at generating new business ideas in the food sector.

This  ‘Food Innovation Competition’ is anxious to find the best new food or drinks business ideas in the South East of Ireland.

The contest is open to existing food businesses or producers and any new entrants to this sector, whose companies are based in counties Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow or Wexford.

The best idea will wins a prize of €25,000.  The prize, sponsored by Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) and the South East County and City Enterprise Boards, will comprise €15,000 for consumer research and €10,000 for branding, designing and packaging.

The aim of the competition is to encourage all  food companies to bring any new innovative ideas to their full completion.

The winning idea will be provided with a complete support service from the Enterprise Board which will include help in producing a business plan, consultation with an intellectual property expert to advise on the protection of the idea, and advice on financing the business and grant-aid information.

An event to further promote this competition amongst those interested in taking part, will be held in Lawlors Hotel in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, on October 6th.


2 comments to Tipperary Food Sector €25,000 For New Ideas

  • Hello there,

    If you are thinking of coming to the event in Lawlors to hear Bord Bia’s Helen King talk about her brilliant market information on food trends, then please register with us – Waterford County Enterprise Board – so we can put your name on a sandwich. Our e-mail is: or call 058 44811.
    Best regards,
    Waterford Co.Enterprise Board

  • Anike,
    Nice one, throw a G&T in as well,
    Thanks for that.

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