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Innovation Boost


Innovation Boost

Previously known as Fusion, Innovation Boost, IntertradeIreland’s all-island technology transfer programme partners your company with a third level institution, such as CAFRE to embark on a technical project. Your company can benefit from the specialist expertise you need through a high calibre science graduate. The graduate is employed by you and is based in your company throughout the project (12-18 months) with mentoring from the academic partner and an Innovation Boost consultant.

Loughry Campus was the academic partner on an eighteen-month InterTradeIreland Innovation Boost project with Traditional Cheese Company. Traditional Cheese Company (TCC) enjoy strong growth across Ireland and beyond, the project was a great collaboration with the overall aim to embed a culture of innovation in line with new product development processes. The project has led to Shujun (Graduate) gaining a permanent role within this forward-thinking company.

Collaborating with CAFRE on an Innovation Boost project proved a very positive experience for our business. The 18 month project gave us access to external expertise and specialist facilities which enabled us to enhance our innovation capability. The collaboration led to the development of a new processing technology which has since established an entirely new area of business for us. The integration of this new technology has already allowed us to access new markets with promising growth prospects as we continue to develop and expand our new portfolio of products

For further information about partnering with Loughry on Innovation Boost, please contact: Deborah Whinnery at