MSc. in Design Innovation (Food)

We are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new programme that is designed to support and promote consumer-focussed innovation and NPD in the Irish Food and Drink Sector, based on the principles of Design Thinking.


Programme Background

Bord Bia has teamed up with Maynooth University to develop an MSc. in Design Innovation (Food). Over the next few weeks we will be looking for 10 graduates named Innovation Champions who want to develop a career in the food and drink industry to come on board. We will also be seeking food and drink industry partners who will host a Champion and benefit from the participant’s expertise, the support of Bord Bia, Maynooth and a dedicated Programme Manager to help develop their Innovation capabilities.


Programme Duration

This is a two year programme, running from November 2017.


Who is the Programme for?


  • A 2.1 undergraduate degree or extensive and relevant experience
  • 2/3 years work experience, ideally in the food, beverage or innovation sector
  • A demonstrable passion for innovation and creativity and a desire to forge a career in desire to forge a career in insight-led innovation and commercialisation
  • A genuine ambition to establish or develop their career in Food, Beverage and/or Horticulture
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills and a capacity to enthuse others about your ideas is a must


Number of places on the programme

Up to 10 places


Additional Information

To find out more about the programme and what it offers, you can visit the Maynooth University website.