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INVENT 2022 Finalist Profile: AA+

Founder name: Eimear O’Rourke What is your background?  Medical Researcher with special interest in allergy, food safety, and security. What inspired you to […]

August 15, 2022

INVENT 2022 Finalist Profile AA+

Founder name: Eimear O’Rourke

What is your background? 

Medical Researcher with special interest in allergy, food safety, and security.

What inspired you to start your business? 

Fuelled by my personal experience of living with food allergies, my work in allergy research and the food industry and my active involvement in allergy organisations and charities, I’m passionate about enabling caterers to provide safe, nutritious meals to help improve the quality of life of individuals with food allergies and dietary requirements. 

What problem are you solving? 

AA+ is an innovative food technology business focusing on food safety and allergy management to support both the food industry and consumers.

We revolutionize allergen management in kitchens, simplify the workflow, and reduce the burden of allergen regulation for catering establishments by using our Allergen Management Technology to save time, costs and resources.

Who and where are your potential customers?

  • Food Manufacturers/Suppliers/Wholesalers
  • Catering establishments
  • Individuals and families affected by food allergy and dietary requirements

What makes you different to other businesses in this field?

Scientific research can and should enrich our lives. We believe scientific methods can improve food quality and productivity to help deliver safe, nutritional food for individuals with dietary requirements. 

What do you think is the potential for your business?

Our business has the potential to revolutionise allergen management in kitchens, simplify the workflow, and reduce the burden of allergen regulation for catering establishments, saving them time, money and resources.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?

Our vision is to lead the field in research driven solutions for allergen management and food safety to provide safe, quality food for individuals with dietary requirements. 

Tickets for the INVENT 2022 Awards Night are now on sale at invent22.co – Thursday 1st September at the ICC Waterfont Belfast

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