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Skim the cream of Danish food initiatives

By | 2019-06-04T10:42:12+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog post, News|

Skim the cream of Danish food initiatives Column by Lone Ryg Olsen, Danish Food Cluster By now we should have gotten used to it, but it still warms our hearts when international actors acknowledge Denmark as a center for food innovation. This time it’s one of the largest food initiatives of our time, EIT Food, which has announced the happy news: The initiative has chosen to place its first award ceremony in the Nordic region in Denmark's second city, Aarhus. With a number of Danish actors as hosts and the Food Festival as base, EIT [...]

Wild, sustainable and in your chocolate

By | 2019-06-04T13:04:32+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Wild, sustainable and in your chocolate Much of the world’s shea supply comes to Denmark for processing into shea-based speciality oils and fats. We talked to AAK about their sustainable sourcing programme.  Thousands of West African women have gained better opportunities to feed their families and send their children to school since 2009. That was the year when AAK launched its Kolo Nafaso programme to buy shea kernels directly from the women who harvest them in the wild. Today more than 134,000 women in the Sahel belt are members of the programme – and it’s not [...]

Project collaboration leads to ground-breaking development for the industry

By | 2019-06-03T07:41:30+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Project collaboration leads to ground-breaking development for the industry A new technology called blockchain is to reduce food fraud, arms the small producers and forge ahead a more transparent industry. Danish Food Cluster gathered the partners in a project that created the first blockchain of its kind. Blockchain. A concept that entered the food industry a while ago, however no one has really taken the bait, but then again what is the gain? Since the beginning of 2017, 386 food products has been drawn from the market due to the containment of pesticides, mold or salmonella [...]

Food safety venture began at the zoo

By | 2019-05-09T12:28:19+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

Food safety venture began at the zoo Danish collaboration takes new food safety knowledge out of the lab and into fresh food production. Ever wondered about the bacteria that live in the ponds at Copenhagen Zoo? Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have – and it’s one of the reasons why Danish food manufacturers can look forward to producing even safer fresh foods in the very near future. The university scientists found something in the water that became the foundation for TOP SAFE, a cross-collaborative project involving several major food producers. Now, four years on, the [...]

  • EIT Food Innovation Prize & danish food cluster

Pan-European food innovation competition comes to Aarhus

By | 2019-05-01T08:09:06+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

Picture from previous EIT Food Innovation Prize. Picture credit: EIT Food. Pan-European food innovation competition comes to Aarhus EIT Food chooses Danish eco-system to host its first Nordic event. The hub of food innovation in Denmark, Aarhus, will this September host the latest addition of EIT Food’s Innovation Prizes, Europe’s major startup competition within the agrifood sector. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. For agrifood startups working on ideas to deliver a healthier, more sustainable food system, EIT Food’s Innovation Prize is [...]

  • european food venture forum & danish food cluster

Danish Food Cluster partners up with growing start-up competition

By | 2019-04-29T10:53:37+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

Danish Food Cluster partners up with growing start-up competition More and more qualified start-ups have met up in Aarhus for European Food Venture Forum over the past seven years – an important initiative for Aarhus, which turns the Danish virtues into reality. For seven years in a row, the entrepreneurial competition European Food Venture Forum has gathered start-ups, investors, food companies and international corporates from all over Europe in Aarhus. It is a two-day event of pitching, handshaking, one-on-one meetings and presentations, hopefully resulting in excited entrepreneurs leaving with a business deal that may change the [...]

Green innovation is good, but green disruption is necessary

By | 2019-03-27T07:11:18+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog post|

Blog by Gitte Haar, board member at KLS Pureprint Green innovation is good, but green disruption is necessary Thursday last week at Danish Food Cluster event: A Great Day for Food Innovation, I received the Food Innovator Award 2019 – something I would like to acknowledge. It is a great honour to be acknowledged by the industry, and to receive such a beautiful and personal picture to bring home. I would like to take this opportunity to  thank Danish Food Cluster  for the emphasis  they put on sustainability and innovation. As Danish Food Cluster’s CEO, [...]

Call out for the Danish food industry: Step up sustainability

By | 2019-03-26T11:43:38+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

Call out for the Danish food industry: Step up sustainability The air was buzzing of optimism and sustainability at last week’s food industry gathering. But Denmark has a long way to go: More responsibility for industry and a cry for transparency in the value chain. Sustainability is the new black. It has filled the food industry media these past few weeks. It filled the room at Danish Food Clusters yearly conference, A Great Day for Food Innovation, Thursday last week. And it diffidently filled the stage where the greatest greenest gathering was presenting. [...]

This year’s Food Innovator: Wonder woman dressed in green

By | 2019-03-27T10:18:00+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

From left, CEO Marel, Henrik Ladefoged, winner of the Food Innovator Award, Gitte Haar and Vice President, Emerging Technologies, R&D, chairman of Danish Food Cluster, Esben Laulund. This year’s Food Innovator: Wonder woman dressed in green It was a close-run at the Food Innovator Award 2019. A strong green field of smaller companies – all part of putting Denmark on the sustainable world-map. The winner has transformed KLS Pureprint from a dying food packaging company into leaders within the field. On 21 March, the winner of the Food Innovator Award was elected at Danish Food Cluster’s [...]

Grow your food business – and keep your conscience clear

By | 2019-03-07T09:23:08+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

Henrik Rendbøll, director of Møllerup Brands, in the hemp fields on historic Møllerup Estate in Djursland, where Danish Food Cluster will hold A Great Day for Food Innovation this year. Grow your food business – and keep your conscience clear Sustainable innovation is a strong value proposition, say three of the panellists who will lead the discussion at A Great Day for Food Innovation 2019. Sustainability has moved way beyond being an optional nice-to-have to become a driving must for companies working in the food industry, where today many businesses have first-hand experience of how [...]

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