Making Sense from your senses is a one day course for those in the food/drinks industry wanting to learn more about sensory innovation and new product development. The course will provide insights from world leading sensory experts and include a chocolate innovation workshop.

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This course introduces attendees to the concept of sensory testing and innovation focusing specifically on how to gain competitive advantage through innovation. The course will cover the following: food trends, developing innovative products, sensory analysis, packaging analysis and exporting your product in foreign markets. The second half of the course will include a chocolate innovation workshop. The industry speakers include:

1. Grainne Allen - Marks & Spencer
2. Ciara Rafferty – Mintel
3. Simon Harrop - Brand Sense Academy and Aroma Company
4. Tom Kennedy - Ulster University
5. Graham Mairs - C3D Innovations Limited

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Fee: £99.00

Early Bird Fee (booking before 16th March 2018) - £75.00

Concession (students, unwaged, not for profit) - £40.00


Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Tel: 02890366680