Trinity College Dublin & Kerry Group PLC

Kerry Group PLC develops, manufactures and delivers taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries globally.

In December 2021, based on the successful outcomes of a previous Innovation Partnership Programme, Kerry Group entered into a three year ‘Researchers-in-Residence’ pilot programme with Trinity College Dublin. The programme immerses Kerry Group researchers in the lab at Trinity College Dublin and the work being undertaken is helping the company understand the synergies that exist between their current portfolio of products and new ingredients. The programme has also enabled the lab at Trinity to deepen its expertise and knowledge in the innate immune system as it applies to functional ingredients. Both parties are very keen to grow the programme and continue to build on the synergistic relationship between them.

The Technology Transfer Office at Trinity facilitated the initial engagement with Kerry Group Plc under the Innovation Partnership has managed the ongoing relationship. The TTO has provided contract and negotiation support and is managing the licensing process to create a flexible and workable IP model for the “Researchers-in-Residence” pilot programme that has been fundamental to its operation.

Published: 2022

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