Who We Are

Established in 2008,  Food for Health Ireland (FHI) is one of the biggest technology centres in Ireland and its purpose is to identify novel ingredients coming from milk to develop functional food ingredients which will offer health benefits to consumers. The research is focusing on infant nutrition, healthy cheese, appetite modulation, performance nutrition and healthy ageing as well as products that can be used to manage elevated glucose levels.

Our Vision

To be a leading global innovation centre for the development of nutritional functional ingredients for improved health, wellness and quality of life.

FHI is about

  • Excellence in science to improve health, wellness and quality of life
  • Successful commercialisation of scientific results
  • Promotion of Ireland Inc to the global food industry

FHI Team and Funding

FHI has a multidisciplinary team of 75 scientists. This includes experts in 7 major Irish public research organisations (UCD, UL, DCU, UCC, NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway and Teagasc), and a management team based in University College Dublin. FHI entered its second phase of research in September 2013 and through Enterprise Ireland €16M will be invested, with the remaining €5M being provided by the companies involved in the research centre; Carbery, Dairygold, Glanbia, the Kerry Group, and Ornua.

Watch the coverage of the launch of FHI Phase 2 here.