Students from the BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation showcased innovative products they developed during the course of their studies at WIT
The Dawn Meats Innovation Awards saw Courtney O’Sullivan selected as the winner of the competition for her newly developed product.
Niamh Murphy was chosen as the runner-up for the Dawn Meats Innovation Awards.
The winner was chosen through the process of showcasing their produce as well as oral interviews to industry judges and independent academics.
“I developed a product, 'Sinless Sully`s' which is a gluten free, avocado based brownie mix ready to bake. I identified a rise in the gluten free chilled ambient sector, with no opposing competitors for the same shelf space and it seemed like a viable option for New Product Development,” O'Sullivan said following her win.
Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager at Dawn Meats said he was delighted to present the award to a student who showed great passion and interest in the work she completed this year. “As an industry representative I have been actively involved in the course development of the food science programmes at WIT which gives me an opportunity to advise and inform the course team of developments in the food industry keeping programmes current while enhancing graduate opportunities.”
Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation, Eleanor Kent said: “It is a pleasure for me to see how much the students have developed over their time here at WIT. Industrial placement and engagement; the cross departmental design of the level 8 programme and the commitment and dedication of a team of hugely knowledgeable and motivated staff have ensured that the graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern food industry.”
About the BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation
This one year add on Honours degree responds to the current needs of industry in an innovative and imaginative way. The modules in this course bring together science, business, enterprise and the culinary arts responding to the needs of the food industry. Read more at http://www.wit.ie/WD164