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Food Works

Ireland’s food and drink start-up accelerator programme

This support helps early-stage food and drink companies prepare for global growth and attract investment through resources and expert guidance.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You are a Bord Bia client

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.

What do you get?

Workshops with industry experts, customised support from business advisors, peer-to-peer learning sessions and networking opportunities across the industry.

What can it be used for?

  • To develop an investor-ready business plan
  • For packaging redesign
  • For bespoke consumer research 
  • To access Bord Bia's Knowledge and Market Intelligence Service

*This support is for Bord Bia client companies only. To become a Bord Bia client company and avail for these supports, please send a Client Request Form accessible here: Registration form and the Client Engagement team will individually assess the request

To become a Bord Bia client, companies must have a turnover over €100k and manufacture in Ireland. Access to specific supports and services can be limited depending on interest and availability. Some of the supports require a 50% contribution

Most supports require that companies are Origin Green verified members to be eligible to avail for the support. To request more information please access Bord Bia at

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If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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