Arla Food
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Arla Food for Health 2020 Call for applications

2020 Call for applications

Nutrition research

Intake of milk and dairy foods are known to have beneficial effects on health for children, adults and elderly. Arla Food for Health sponsors science-based research on identification, isolation and characterization of health associated milk components, including validation, quality and up-scaling of such as well as the mechanisms behind the health benefits of dairy products and ingredients in-vitro, in-vivo and in clinical studies.

Research categories

  • Prevent/Remedy Metabolic Syndrome
  • Prevent/Remedy Malnutrition
  • Enhance Immune Defense/Response


You can download a presentation of Arla Food for Health here. For a detailed storyline and full speaker’s notes, please send an email to

Call for abstracts

2020 Arla Food for Health Conference 28th of October 2020

The submission deadline for abstracts is 25th of September 2020

Arla Food for Health conference

The 2020 Arla Food for Health conference has been moved to October 28th. If we are able to have a face to face conference the venue will still be Arla Innovation Centre, Agro Food Park 19, 8200 Aarhus N. If the Covid-19 situation is preventing us from having the conference face to face it will be converted to an online conference. We expect to have more information after the summer holidays.

Established in 2015 as a consortium between Arla Foods amba, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen with the shared vision to “Discover health effects of dairy and dairy ingredients”

The Centre is founded in the spirit of exploring the competences between the four stakeholders to carry out  best-in-class dairy health and nutrition research and become a platform for knowledge sharing, training and education.

Read the case study from the Innovation Capability Assessment performed by The Innovation Board to get a better understanding of why Arla Food for Health has got off to such a good start – which it has compared to the majority of similar open innovation initiatives.