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PITCH YOUR IDEA TO ARLA FOODS

This is your chance to pitch your idea and collaborate with Arla Foods. We offer you access to our domain experts, world class lab facilities, extensive consumer insights and a chance to work with us on achieving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

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Pitch your innovation directly to Arla Foods, a leading international dairy co-operative

Arla Foods is on a journey towards exploring the future of dairy and creating a more sustainable and healthy future. We believe collaborating with start-ups can fuel innovation and help us make an even bigger impact when combining our existing innovation, knowledge and insight with new ingredients, process innovation, technologies and business models. Arla Foods has teamed up with Accelerace to help us connect and engage with the start-up ecosystem and define pilot projects in the intersection of start-up innovations and scalability of Arla Foods

Each pilot project is different, but we always offer the start-ups we engage with access to our world class testing facilities and dairy industry experts with the end-goal of scaling a joint project to millions of consumers worldwide.

What’s in it for the selected start-ups?

Get the chance to work with Arla Foods on scaling your solution to be able to reach millions of consumers around the world. We will give you access to our industry experts, world class testing facilities, extensive consumer insights and a chance to work with us on a achieving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

HOW DOES IT WORK

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Register

Click on register and create an account on the challenge portal.

Submit idea

Fill the mandatory submission form on your idea or technology.

Screening

All ideas will be screened by an evaluation panel consisting of Europe’s leading accelerator, Accelerace and Arla Foods on a regular basis.

Selection

The evaluation panel selects the best ideas that move forward.

Pilot

Receive feedback on your idea and engage with Arla Foods domain expert teams on a pilot project that could go all the way to implementation in our products, packaging, distributionor on our farms.

READY TO INNOVATE WITH ARLA?

Arla supports and celebrates young technology entrepreneurs and start-ups. If you are astart-up with a new technology or business innovation that can help Arla grow, we offer youaccess to our domain experts, world class laboratory facilities, extensive consumer insightsand a chance to work with us on achieving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

OPEN CHALLENGES

Do you have an idea that you want to pitch to Arla Foods? Take a look at our current open challenges below. The challenges are only open for a period of time so register now and submit your idea.

SUGAR REFORMULATION

Do you have a new ingredient or technology-based solution that could help reduce or replace sugar? Arla Foods is opening its doors to leading researchers and start-ups to co-create healthier and better products with less or no sugar.

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AFFORDABLE NUTRITION

This is your chance to pitch your idea and collaborate with Arla Foods. We offer you access to our domain experts, world class lab facilities, extensive consumer insights and a chance to work with us on achiving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

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FUTURE OF DAIRY

Calling Agro- and Foodtech start-ups looking to create the future of dairy and dairy farming! At European Food Venture Forum Arla Foods will select a start-up for the FUTURE OF DAIRY award and a chance to scale the start-ups innovation to reach millions of consumers or thousands of farmers through a joint project.

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TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the food they purchase and are seeking more information on what is in products, where they have come from and how they have been produced in order to make more informed decisions around quality, health and sustainability.

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MICROBIOME & GUT HEALTH

What we put in our bodies has never been more scrutinized than today and there has never been more confusion about what to eat. The question that the consumer is asking is what foods are right for ME? What is going to add to my health and well being and help to live longer healthier?

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NEW CHALLENGE - COMING SOON

This is your chance to pitch your idea and collaborate with Arla Foods. We offer you access to our domain experts, world class lab facilities, extensive consumer insights and a chance to work with us on achiving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA NOW

Don’t waste your chance to work with us on achiving product-market-fit for your technology or product and get access to our domain experts, world class lab facilities and extensive consumer insights.

About Arla Foods

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 10,300 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, with a wide range of dairy products of highest quality. Well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® belong to the Arla family. Arla Foods is also the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products. Our 19,000 colleagues ensure that our healthy and natural products are produced, distributed and sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Innovation is a central building block of Arla’s strategy and a key enabler to meet our vision.

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Who is Accelerace?

Accelerace has 10 years of experience working with start-up acceleration. Awarded Best Accelerator program in the Nordics in 2017 and 2018, Accelerace now supports Arla Foods in finding the right start-ups and define collaboration projects in the intersection of start-up innovations and fast paced ways of working as well as the know-how and scalability of Arla Foods.

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