Cork based Cybercolloids offers a unique service to the food industry focused on food thickeners and gellants called hydrocolloids. In 2005, CyberColloids commenced a two-year project with InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme which enabled them to employ a graduate research associate.
The aim of the project was to carry out a review of all the scientific evidence for the nutritional benefits of eating seaweed, a source of hydrocolloids, and then to evaluate a number of specific raw and semi-processed seaweeds as functional food concepts.
The company has since enjoyed many benefits as a result of working with the FUSION programme, including participating in a €1m project with the Universities of Ulster and Reading, as well as being awarded a grant from the Marine Institute for an 18-month project to evaluate flavouring aspects of edible Irish seaweeds.
Ross Campbell MD said “I would strongly recommend the programme to other companies – it has proved to be an invaluable tool for us in business development and we have been able to attract new projects and funding awards of over €500k for the next two years”.
FUSION, which is an all-island programme, partners your business with a university or college that has the specialist expertise you need and a high calibre graduate to champion your project.
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FUSION can help your business, contact us on 028 3026 0700 (048 from Ireland) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.