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Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network launched in December 2017. It aims at helping participating UK SMEs build up their capacities and capabilities and increase their knowledge in a particular industry and market to develop and commercialise new innovative solutions and access the global market.

Currently, EEN is recruiting innovative UK SMEs to participate in the Global Business Accelerator programme on ‘Healthy & Sustainable food, Nutrition, Substitutes technologies’ to ‘Ireland’ that will be divided into 3 structured phases:

  • getting ready for the market – Workshops on IP management, strategic planning for international activity, cultural sensitivities and business behaviour, pitch Preparation will be provided;

  • visiting the market – Site visits and meetings with leading industry experts, researchers and innovative collaborative partners;

  • exploiting the opportunity – Support to develop new solutions, access financing and commercialisation;

Industry focus
EEN would like to invite SMEs looking to develop new solutions in the following areas:

  • Healthier and sustainable food

  • Nutrition (protein / ingredients)

  • Substitutes (meat / dairy) - Cultured / lab grown food / plant-based food

  • Personalised nutrition used for different target groups from healthy people to patients such as malnourished people, vulnerable groups, and people with allergies or non-communicable diseases, including cancer.

  • ICT applications to support nutrition personalisation, 3D printing

  • Sustainable sourcing and packaging

Interested companies need to submit their application by 24th January 2018. Applications will be carefully selected and successful companies will be informed by 1st February 2018.

Cost: Fully funded
Flights from the UK, subsistence, in-country travel and activities will be fully funded by Innovate UK. Participating companies will be required to pay a deposit of £200 + VAT which will be refunded upon return and completion of feedback forms.

​To register interest, please click on the button on the right hand side.
For further information, please contact Rodolphe Soulard on +44 (0) 781 319 7403 or email


(activities and timing are subject to change)

Monday 12 March 2018 - DUBLIN

8 AM – 9 AM Fly from Manchester to Dublin (Ryanair)

Transfer to hotel by mini-bus

11 AM – The Irish and world market

From trends to regulatory framework

12.30 PM – Networking Lunch

1.30 PM – Latest research and technologies in personalised nutrition / nutrition / meat and dairy substitutes - In-country support (leading R&D Centre – Dublin)

5.30 PM - Networking reception

8 PM – Dinner (UK companies only)

Tuesday 13 March - DUBLIN - CORK

9.30 AM – 12 PM – Visit of large industrial food organisation

Topics: Nutrition (protein / ingredients); Substitutes ( dairy) - Cultured / lab grown food / plant-based food; ICT;


Afternoon: Travel to Cork and visit of specialist food innovation centre (meat and dairy)

8PM - 10PM – Informal dinner

Wednesday 14 March - CORK

8AM – 10.30AM – Breakfast meeting with leading Cork-based research business organisations

Topics: human nutrition and health, food science, ingredients technology; sustainable packaging

11PM – 12.30PM – Visit of leading technology centre

Topic: Food security, ICT, 3D Printing

1PM – 2PM – Networking lunch

2PM – 6PM – B2B Matchmaking event (commercial and technology)

6.30PM – 9PM Networking reception

Thursday 15 March 2018

7AM – 8.35AM – Flight Cork to Manchester


FREE TIME for own appointments (Afternoon / evening flights)


Please note that the information provided on registration will be a key factor of the selection process for this programme. Be aware that the confirmation of registration does not mean that you have been accepted onto the visit. It is a competitive process, in which only 15 applicants will be funded to take part. Funding will only be available for one delegate per participating company. A list of successful applicants will be available in the week commencing 1st February 2018.

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