Technical Consultants & Food Recruitment Specialists

Innovate Solutions was stablished in 1998, as Technical Consultants & Food Recruitment Specialists to the Irish food manufacturing, retail, distribution, food-service and related sectors.

Food Consumer Research and Sensory Testing was introduced in 2006 in response to the rapid development of the consumer foods sector in Ireland and the need for a specialist food research services provider.

Our unique combination of consumer research and sensory testing services, commercial experience, technical know how & product development expertise is second to none and we provide a broad range of consumer and sensory research solutions with clients throughout Ireland and the UK.

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Our clients

Clients include Irish & UK multinationals, research agencies, established manufacturers & start ups, retailers & distributors, food service & fast food groups spanning all product categories.

Dedicated consumer research facilities in central Dublin include a PC equipped Sensory Suite,  Focus Group Area, Food Storage &  Preparation Facilities, ideal for all large or small food related projects from concept assessment to finished product.

Options include Central Location Research, Online Research and Product Sensory Assessment and combination Sensory Assessment – Focus Group ‘Consumer Express’ panels.


Innovate Solutions were commissioned to work on our recent New product launch of our ‘From the Farm’ range of Ready Meals. They carried out product and packaging analysis. The focus groups were carried out in a very professional manner and provided us with key consumer insights. Innovate Solutions provides a highly efficient & cost effective research service – which have proved invaluable for us. I will be using them again in the future….

Sinead O’Hanlon Group Sales & Marketing Manager, Country Crest, Country Crest

I have been working with the team at Innovate Solutions since 2011. They are passionate about the food and drink industry, and they have always provided an excellent, fast, robust, reliable, cost-competitive sensory analysis service. The nature of FMCG, and in particular NPD, is that things don’t always run according to plan (on the client side); when this happened I have always found that Innovate Solutions will work with us in a spirit of partnership to resolve the issue and ultimately deliver our requirements.

What I particularly value about working with Innovate Solutions is that when we approach them with a ‘nut that we don’t know how to crack’, we are always able to jointly navigate a path to a solution together.

I have always found Innovate Solutions to be an excellent partner, and in addition, I have always enjoyed working with them.

Boyne Valley, Boyne Valley

We engaged Innovate Solutions to carry out a comprehensive piece of research on our behalf.
There were qualitative and quantitative aspects to the project, we were delighted with the body of work produced, which was on schedule and gave very clear signposts for the future development of the project.

We have recommended them to a number of other companies since they carried out the work for us.

Tadhg O'Donovan, Glenilen Farm, Drimoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Johnston Mooney & O’Brien worked with Innovate Solutions on key consumer research projects; the results of which are feeding directly into our 3 year strategy plan. Innovate Solutions are an efficient, professional service with real industry experience. The online survey, coupled with discussion groups at their fully functioning offices, led to some thorough insights that have proved invaluable.

The true value of the Innovate Solutions team lies in both the quality of their extensive panel and the manner in which they interpret the results to present a well rounded analysis in place of simply feeding back the facts.

Having previously used other agencies we have recently switched our research projects to Innovate Food Solutions. The level of value, service, quality and extra effort put in by the whole team is unlike anything we had ever previously experienced.

Kepak Convenience Foods, Kepak Convenience Foods

I worked with the team in Innovate Solutions on the testing of an imported cider brand, to assess its suitability for a launch on the Irish market. The research gave the company the confidence to launch the product, and the key research finding was used in advertising and point-of-sale materials.

Innovate Solutions provided a very thorough, fast and cost effective service. Probably the best thing about working with Innovate Solutions was their level of enthusiasm and engagement. What started out as a narrow brief evolved into a much richer piece of research, largely due to their expertise, investigative initiative and flexibility. They added huge value to the project, and it was a pleasure to work with people who so clearly love what they do.

Richmond Marketing, Richmond Marketing
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