AHFES is a European project funded by the Atlantic Area programme. The project
aims to improve the overall competitiveness and growth of SMEs in the value chain of
healthy food & lifestyles by contributing to enhancing a transnational innovation
ecosystem that helps SMEs access knowledge, partners and markets and align their
products and services to consumer needs and expectations.
The project will support a sustainable growth of healthy food & lifestyle sector and
SMEs – key actors of EU common market – by achieving a quadruple helix
ecosystem (public authorities, industry, academia and citizens) in support of SME
Welcome to the AHFES webinar – Sustainability: Existing Tools and Best Practices which took place on Wednesday 18 January 2023
The webinar was organised by NIFDA in co-operation with AHFES. The aim of the webinar is to identify and discuss the challenges of implementing sustainable business practices in the food and drink industry.
It can be quite challenging, and possibly a bit daunting, for businesses in the food and drink industry and in the agriculture sector to implement sustainable business practices, especially for those that may have limited financial resources and/or (limited) expertise on sustainability.
We were absolutely delighted to be joined by two Northern Ireland companies, Biopax Ltd and Frylite Solutions, who kindly and generously accepted our invitation to help shine a light on these challenging issues and share their experiences in trying to tackle them.
00:00:00 Harry Hamilton Project Manager NIFDA & AHFES Project
00:08:30 Liam O’Connor Sales & Marketing Director, Biopax Limited
00:38:19 Sally O’Kane Compliance & Sustainability Manager, Frylite Group
The innovative Healthy Food AHFES Project is holding its final event in Galway on 7th and 8th of February 2023.
Since June 2018 the EU-funded food and drink programme for SMEs, AHFES project, has collaborated across the sector to improve the overall competitiveness and growth of SMEs in the value chain of healthy food & lifestyles.
Supporting a sustainable growth by achieving a quadruple helix ecosystem (public authorities, industry, academia, and citizens) in support of SME competitiveness.
The agenda for the meeting covers a range of key topics including,
Current strategies and policies for growth
Market & Consumer Analysis Summary findings
Best practice on H4 co-operation for innovation and growth
Consumer Trends Research Summary – what do people want?
Consumer Behaviour – what do people do?
Sustainability of innovation in healthy food sector
Sustainability of Innovation
Access to these presentations will be available on this website and the AHFES youtube channel by clicking here.