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The easy-to-read articles in Taste of Science focus on innovation in a broad sense. Everything that can help food entrepreneurs survive in the increasingly competitive European food market. We also look to inspire you by sharing experiences of entrepreneurs who have successfully found ways to improve their business, or who have jumped into a gap in the market. Besides, we inform you about relevant workshops and events across Europe.

Managing editors

Jeroen Knol

Director of EFFoST Read more

Expertises: food science, modelling, new product development.

Marielle Ramaekers

Scientific coordinator at EFFoST Read more

Expertises: food science, sensory science, behavioural science

Helena McMahon

Principle Investigator at Shannon ABC, Institute of Technology Tralee

Helena McMahon (BSc, MSc, PhD) has an extensive project portfolio, at a national and EU level in in product innovation, commercialisation and Industry (SME) collaboration. Interests are in the Bio-ecomony, functional ingredients (nutraceuticals & cosmseuticals), bio-therapeutics, facilitation of SME collaborative actions, technology transfer, innovation and multi-actor networks. Dr. McMahon has authored several papers, books, chapters and supervised MSc candidates in Innovation, Biotech and Agri-food areas.

Editorial team

Macarena Baylos

R&D Project Manager at Cluster Food + i Read more

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT Hub „Meat”, working at Cluster Food + i in Spain

Vanessa Delmer

Head of Business Development at ITENE Research Center in Spain Read more

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT hub "Packaging, Transport and Logistic". Expertise: Packaging, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Food Safety and Financing Opportunities.

Cliodhna Dowling

Marketing Manager Taste Of Science Read more

Cliodhna has worked with Small and Medium sized enterprises for the past five years, supporting various aspects of their business. With a background in marketing and events management her focus is on the promotion of Taste Of Science through social media, sharing all it has to offer with innovative SMEs.

Tuomo Eskelinen

RDI Advisor at Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland Read more

Expertises: sustainability and innovation management and business models.

Andrzej Fetlinski

Director of Food Concept in Poland Read more

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT hub "Dairy", supporting technology transfer, working at Food concept in Poland. Expertises: Industrial biotechnology, food technology, dairy, market research, food market, transfer of knowledge and technology,

Michael Gleeson

TRADEIT Hub Advisor Institute of Technology Tralee

Michael is the Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT network in Ireland and has a background in Environmental Management, Food Business Development & Business Planning. Michael's role within the TRADEIT network includes working directly with and supporting Traditional Food Companies on technology and knowledge transfer. Michael is also an organic farmer and breeder of pedigree Kerry Cattle.

Daniela Gruber

Intern at EFFoST, MSc student at Wageningen University Read more

Expertise: food process engineering, sustainability and global food security.

Catherine Halbert

Director of Halbert Research in Ireland Read more

Knowledge transfer coordinator within TRADEIT. Expertise in training and food safety

Joan Lockyer

Assistant Director Educational Programmes at Coventry University in Engeland Read more

Expertises: entrepreneurship, research, education, training

Tessa Lukehurst

Project manager at Coventry University in UK Read more

Hub Advisor for the British hub of TRADEIT, supporting technology transfer, working at Coventry University in England

Erika Nitschke

Project Manager at IGV GMbH in Germany Read more

Developer and trainer of "Environmental management and performance of traditional foods" within TRADEIT. Expertise: sustainability, environmental management, food and agriculture, project management and control, proposal writing.

Elsa Ramalhosa

Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança in Portugal Read more

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT Hub in Portugal Expertise: Food Science and Technology; Valorization of Regional Products.

Anna-Maria Saarela

Senior Research Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland Read more

Hub Advisor for the Finnish hub of TRADEIT, supporting technology transfer. Expertises: consumer research, food science, food product development, nutrition

Karsten Schmidt

TRADEIT Hub Advisor ILU e.V. in Germany Read more

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT 'Bakery' Hub in Germany

Martha Walter

TRADEIT Hub Advisor ILU e.V. in Germany

Hub Advisor for the TRADEIT Hub „Sustainability” in Germany Expertises: product development, food specifications and labelling, training and consulting in the areas of food labelling and quality assurance (HACCP) and nutrition, sensory testing, nutritional calculations, organisation of scientific events



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