The battle has been cancelled – everybody wins when David and Goliath cooperate

David and GoliathThe image of large and small companies fighting to get the most out of collaborating belongs to the past. The battle has been cancelled in favor of a win-win situation benefitting both parties, a Danish Food Cluster conference showed Friday Nov 21. On this day 8 speakers, an improvised role-play on the subject and networking opportunities made the 85 attendants wind down and meet at the middle.

Read more and see pictures and slideshows here

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NEW INNOVATIVE NETWORK – FOODS OF THE FUTURE

Danish Food Cluster and Dansk Fødevareforum are presenting their first joint effort – a new innovative network facilitated by futurist Birthe Linddal.

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Reasons to join:

-  Be part of an exclusive network with other key players in food innovation

-  Share experience, gain knowledge and get insights on new trends

-  Meet potential partners, harvest new ideas

There is a 25 pct. discount for members (the fee is 5.900 DKK / year, for everybody else the price is 7.900 DKK). For more info click here or get in touch with Maiken (mjh@danishfoodcluster.dk/ 61340171).
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DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOU PRODUCTS?

If not, some of Danish Food Clusters members have a special offer for you. “Healthy food products” (Sundhedsvisionen) is a project that offers companies to have a desk research report done on your selected topic within food and health.

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The report will summarize the existing scientific knowledge on your area of interest and provide recommendations on additional topics that may be explored. You can use the report as valuable input to your product development. Companies like Hedegaard Foods, Agger Foods and Danish Dairy Board have already benefitted from this.

A maximum amount of 200.000 DKK is available. If your company is based in Central Denmark Region, you only pay one third of the fee and Future Food Innovation and Aarhus University pay one third each. Are you placed outside Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University and your company pay 50 % each.

To learn more and find the application form click here  (in Danish)

Or contact AgroTech:
Dorte Petersen, Head of Center (vacation week 29-31): +45 2445 4020 / dop@agrotech.dk
Majbritt Bonefeld Petersen, Innovation Consultant (vacation week 30-32): +45 3092 1794 / mbp@agrotech.dk

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INNOVATION MUST PRODUCE VALUE FOR THE COMPANIES

The conference room Atrium housing 100 guests interested in open innovation in the food industry (Photo: Maiken Juul Hansen) – click to enlarge

 

Together with Skåne Food Innovation Network, Danish Food Cluster hosted a conference on Open Innovation in the Food Industry at Industriens Hus in Copenhagen on the 28th of May. This cross cluster cooperation brought together 100 people from the food industry with representatives from Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain and US all interested in learning more about the key to successful open innovation.

Presenters at the conference were:

      • Head of Open Innovation Lise Berg Kildemark, Arla Foods amba
      • CEO Jari Latvanen, Findus AB
      • Director Open Innovation John Stewart, Tate & Lyle
      • Ecosystem and Open Innovation Professor Daniel Isenberg, Babson Executive Education
      • Johan Mårtensson, OpenUp
      • Platform Manager Ralf Neuendorf and Evangelist Patrick Berry, Allfoodexperts
      • Manager Rikke K. Vingborg, GenoSkan A/S

Read more and see pictures here and presentations here.