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”

Innovation Partnership Programme

The Innovation Partnership Programme encourages Irish-based companies to work with Irish research institutes resulting in mutually beneficial co-operation and interaction. Companies can access expertise and resources to develop new and improved products, processes, and services, generating new knowledge and know-how. The participating company benefits in terms of growth, the evolution of strategic research and theContinue reading “Innovation Partnership Programme”

Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study

The Project Feasibility Study is not intended to be a standalone, discrete piece of research. It is intended to provide a ‘stepping stone’ to enable researchers and third-level institutions to become involved in full Innovation Partnership projects with industrial partners. Am I eligible? All manufacturing, processing and internationally traded service companies, with an operating baseContinue reading “Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study”

Innovation Voucher

The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small Irish businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. Am I eligible? TheContinue reading “Innovation Voucher”

Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies

MET has a wide range of expertise, skills and advanced equipment available to industry to support the development of Sports and Exercise products and research. The equipment listed below can be used in human trials and studies to further enhance product development. Maximal Oxygen Uptake / VO2 max testing MET’s Cortex Metalyzer can carry outContinue reading “Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies”

Nutrition and Sport Services at MET

MET is dedicated to advancing the sciences of nutrition and sport in collaboration with industry and to maximising healthy outcomes in the Irish population. Nutrition and health are important drivers in food sales, driven by the increasing consumer demand for healthy food and drink products. The concept of medicinal nutrition encompasses functional foods and foodsContinue reading “Nutrition and Sport Services at MET”