Join Arla Foods Innovation Challenges

PITCH YOUR IDEA TO ARLA FOODS

We love to hear about great ideas and new technologies, so if you think you have a relevant solution relating to our innovation challenges and fo-cus areas, please get it in touch! During our collaborations, 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.

SEE OPEN CHALLENGE

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.

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 reach 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 achieving product-market-fit for your technology or product.

OPEN CHALLENGE

Take a look at our current open innovation challenges below. If you think you have a relevant solution, we would love to hear from you. You can submit your idea by registering below.

FOOD WASTE

Around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from farm to fork. The environmental, social and economic impacts of this are huge, which is why we are committed to reducing food waste in Arla. These initiatives tie directly into our commitment and contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which is ...

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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.

YOUR IDEA IS ALWAYS WELCOME

Do you have an idea that doesn’t fit into a challenge? You can always submit your idea in one of our innovation areas below.

AGRITECH AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING
SUBMIT IDEA
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
SUBMIT IDEA
THE FUTURE OF DIARY
SUBMIT IDEA
PRODUCT & INGREDIENTS
SUBMIT IDEA
NEW DISTRIBUTION MODEL
SUBMIT IDEA

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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 Arla Foods domain experts.

Selection

The evaluation panel selects the best ideas that move forward to participate in the selection day.

Pilot

Selected start-ups will get the chance to collaborate with the Arla Foods team on a pilot project that could go all the way to imple-mentation in our products, packaging, distribution or on our farms.

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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