Furthering science through public and private partnerships

We actively take part in public-private partnerships on national and international levels. These collaborations bring a large number of organisations together to conduct precompetitive research.

Through partnerships with some of the world’s top experts in their respective fields, we develop breakthrough concepts that help shape the product offerings of the future.

Examples of our collaborations.

The Top Institute Food and Nutrition.

The TIFN institute brings together leading food and ingredient manufacturers, personal care companies, research institutes, universities and medical centres. It channels interdisciplinary innovation research in the areas of optimal human nutrition, food safety and sustainable food production, to increase the competitiveness of the food industry.

One of the projects we are involved in relates to the relationship between gut microbiota and obesity. Our partnership with TIFN has enabled collaborations between academic experts and laboratories across very different fields and industry expertise.


The French research institute INRA embodies leading expertise in the field of Gut Microbiome analysis. We work together combining our well-designed clinical trials and well-characterised cohorts with their unique technology. This collaboration has resulted in three publications in Nature and together we are closing scientific gaps through exploring how the early gut microbiome may predict immune-related disease.

The LipiDiDiet Project.

This international collaboration consists of a large EU consortium in a highly specialised scientific area. The project has two main parts; research into the value of nutritional support in persons at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and also the potential of therapeutic and preventive effects of dietary lipids in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. The LipiDiDiet project is funded with support from the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.