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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 [...]

AAK walks the sustainability talk

By | 2018-04-17T09:23:13+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

AAK walks the sustainability talk When it comes to sustainability and corporate responsibility, companies “talk” more than they “walk” according to a report on sustainability communication by the Stockholm School of Economics. Sustainability and corporate responsibility (S/CR) is something that has become increasingly important for companies, or at least something that takes up more and more time in corporate communication from companies. And this makes sense since it is a subject that consumers have started to care more about. But do companies actually walk the talk that they preach in their corporate sustainability communication? This is [...]

Stauning Whisky: From hobby to million kroner business

By | 2018-04-17T10:00:56+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

The picture is borrowed from Stauning Whiskey's website. Stauning Whisky: From hobby to million kroner business Top scores from a world-famous whisky guru, sold at NOMA, and the world’s largest liquor producer as investor – well, the story of Stauning Whisky speaks for itself. From a butcher to a pilot, from mid-thirties to early-sixties, both the professions and the ages vary greatly among the nine friends who are the founders of Stauning Whisky. It all started in an old slaughterhouse, but by adding a lot of hard work and a portion of can-do attitude, a [...]

What do a chocolate manufacturer and a pork manufacturer have in common?

By | 2018-04-11T10:20:28+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

What do a chocolate manufacturer and a pork manufacturer have in common? The answer: Technology that can trace Salmonella – or more precisely speaking, the fastest technology on the market to trace Salmonella with only 5.5 hours from sample to result. The company behind this technology is called DNA Diagnostic A/S.  DNA Diagnostic with 15 employees is among the frontrunners, when it comes to tracing Salmonella. Among DNA Diagnostic’s customers are some of the larger food companies within the Danish Food Cluster, but the technology is relevant for more than just the meat industry. “We target [...]

Healthy for the young is not healthy for the old

By | 2018-04-26T09:36:11+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

Healthy for the young is not healthy for the old When we think of health, we must not think in one-size-fits-all. Research from Innova Market Insight, a world leading research institution, shows that “healthy” is not the same for young and old people. Food Valley, NL, recently hosted a summit on Personalised Nutrition – Food for the Elderly with nutrition for the elderly taking centre stage. Among the many inspiring lectures and workshops on the importance of nutrition for the elderly, was a particularly intriguing presentation by Sarah Browner, MSc in Innovation in European Business, of Innova Market Insights [...]

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