Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. This FREE one-to-one online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwideContinue reading “Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers”

Nutrition & Women’s Health

Women have unique nutritional needs. Different nutrients are important through the different stages of a woman’s life: teenage years, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Certain nutrients are important in teenage girls as they begin menstruation, especially iron [1] . Daly et al found that up to 9% of Irish teenage girls may be deficient in iron.Continue reading “Nutrition & Women’s Health”

Heart Health

Summary More than 5,000 people in Ireland die from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) each year Making different lifestyle choices may reduce your risk Dietary factors are a major contributor to increased risk There is no better month for Valentine’s Day to fall than February which is heart health awareness month. With hearts surrounding us onContinue reading “Heart Health”

6 Habits of an Innovative Person

We live in a world surrounded by innovative people. In this fast-paced modern environment, everyone is tripping over each other in order to stay ahead and survive. Innovative people understand that, as Jim Butler put it, “You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away. You just have to run faster than the guyContinue reading “6 Habits of an Innovative Person”

Food Product Reformulation

The Minister of Health has recently announced plans for food reformulation in Ireland, with the launch of “A Roadmap for Food Reformulation in Ireland”. 1 Food reformulation is defined as “changing the nutrient content of a processed food product to either reduce the content of negative nutrients such as sodium, saturated fat, trans fat orContinue reading “Food Product Reformulation”

Applying for Funding – Top Tips

Most people perceive funding applications as an onerous task. This shouldn’t be the case. We have compiled a list of 6 simple tips to consider before sending your funding application that will make the process more manageable. 1. Get advice at an early stage Rather than launching straight into your application, reach out to thoseContinue reading “Applying for Funding – Top Tips”

Sensory Science

Contributed by Dr Paula Conroy BSc PhD RNutr, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Sensory science is commonly referred to as ‘sensory evaluation’ and ‘sensory analysis’. A scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyse, and interpret reactions to those characteristics of food and other materials as they are perceived by the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste,Continue reading “Sensory Science”

Nutrition & Immunity

The immune system is what protects us from infection and informs the body’s response to injury. It is very complex and many different parts of the body are involved including the skin, bone marrow, lymphatic system and mucous membranes. Many factors affect our immune function including age, gender, genetics, stress, smoking, exercise, vaccination and infectionContinue reading “Nutrition & Immunity”