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Virtual reality reveals our eating behaviour and desires

By | 2018-04-05T08:15:39+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

Picture text: Test person with Virtual Reality glasses in Future Consumer Lab. Model photo by Lene Hundborg Koss Virtual reality reveals our eating behaviour and desires New research from the Future Consumer Lab at the University of Copenhagen shows that virtual reality can be a powerful tool for food research and for companies that want to test new food products in different environments. Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a ‘game changer’ when it comes to sensory and consumer science. By using carefully designed film recordings and VR glasses, you can optimise consumer tests to make [...]

Challenges of the food industry: Tech is the solution

By | 2018-06-29T12:33:46+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

Challenges of the food industry: Tech is the solution How do we understand a consumer, who doesn’t know what he/she wants? How do we keep staying innovative? How do we attract and create value for student talents? The answer to all the questions evolved around technology, and they were asked at Danish Food Cluster’s A Great day for Food Innovation Thursday last week, when the industry gathered to discuss future opportunities and challenges at Carlsberg Academy. In the future the food industry has three “must win battles”, as CEO of Danish Food Cluster, Lone Ryg Olsen opened [...]

New collaboration is going to improve the health of weak elderly patients

By | 2018-04-11T11:06:16+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|

New collaboration is going to improve the health of weak elderly patients A new digital platform is going to help the nursing and healthcare sectors communicate about weak elderly patients’ dietary intake to improve their overall health. A new collaboration between two clusters may be part of the solution to one of the big challenges facing the healthcare industry in regard to the nutritional state and health of elderly patients. The solution will be tailored to meet the healthcare needs of the individual patient. It’s the clusters for food and health technology, Danish Food Cluster and MedTech [...]

How to make the Danish food industry sexy

By | 2018-04-26T10:57:51+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

How to make the Danish food industry sexy Research reveals image troubles for the food industry. In Denmark KMC and FOSS, speakers at Danish Food Clusters event A Great Day for Food Innovation, work to overcome challenges with recruitment through a good reputation and a great mission.  Among the biggest but not among the most attractive. The fast-moving consumer goods industry has the largest amount of jobs to offer, but doesn’t make it to the top five industries students prefer to work within, according to a large international study with 294,663 business, engineering and IT-student respondents, performed by the acknowledged research and [...]

Danish nutritional solutions receives million euro funding

By | 2018-04-17T09:02:50+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

Danish nutritional solutions receives million euro funding Two Danish start-ups get 120,000 euros to develop new solutions that can help older citizens fight malnutrition and immobility and create new opportunities for export. The funding comes from the EU project INCluSilver, where Danish Food Cluster is one of nine partners. There is great news on the horizon for the innovative forces at Movesca and Sens. The companies’ innovative solutions for personalised nutrition for the elderly have earned them 120,000 euro in funding from the EU project INCluSilver for the development of said solutions to fight the onset of [...]

The recipe for high performance

By | 2018-04-17T09:29:16+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|

The recipe for high performance Lots of fibres, clever composed protein, a happy and healthy gut and a good night sleep. That’s part of the recipe for a high performing you, said experts at Nestlé event. Can you eat your way to a better performance in sport, at war and in everyday lives? That was the question at the membersevent “Food for Performance” at Nestlé Nordic in Ørestaden. Three experts were called upon to give the answer that basically was yes – but not without conditions. Other factors are just as important like gut health and [...]

Research helps water kefir start-up on the market

By | 2018-04-12T15:01:10+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Research helps water kefir start-up on the market CPH FOOD, where Danish Food Cluster is one of five partner, has been essential to the small start-up Pure Kefir Crystals. “It is one thing to work with a new idea in your home kitchen, it is something completely different to develop the idea and to live up to the requirements of the Food Authorities.” The statement is from the entrepreneur behind Pure Kefir Crystals, Mayianne Malin Holm Dinesen. Surely, this is an issue that many entrepreneurs can recognize. There are many challenges in the process of developing the right water [...]

The never-ending chase: Keeping up with consumer trends

By | 2018-04-11T10:10:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|

The never-ending chase: Keeping up with consumer trends A physical supermarket adapting to a digital consumer. A meat company adapting to a non-meat movement.  Danish Supermarket Group and Tulip, speakers at A Great Day for Food Innovation, are fighting to keep up with consumer trends.  How do you find the sweet spot between quality and indulgence? How does a physical supermarket adapt to a customer that lives in a digital world? How does a meat company stay relevant within a green movement? All three questions are current issues for respectively Pure Shots, Danish Supermarket Group and Tulip. All three [...]

A tribute to the underdogs

By | 2018-04-11T10:13:40+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: News|

A tribute to the underdogs It’s the small food companies, the women, and the Vejle area who steal the spotlight among the nominees for the Food Innovator Award 2018. Worms, plant-based beefs, and Michelin stars in the province. This year’s nominees for the Food Innovator Award are a tribute to the new trends and growth opportunities the food industry. Furthermore, there is a new distribution of gender among the stars of the industry since 50 percent of the nominees are female. “It is great to see that it’s not only the established companies and names that count when we [...]

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

By | 2018-04-11T10:14:58+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

Photo credit: Jesper Rais/ AU-Foto Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce waste. The season for root vegetables peaks in the winter period, and the colourful veggies are a welcomed food alternative in Danish households. However, before [...]

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