Danish Food Research Partnership – experiences from two Private-Public Platforms

Jensen, H. H. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


The Danish Food sector is in several international evaluations found to be among the most innovative in Europe. At the same time, the sector is characterized by a few large multinationals and a large number of SMEs in an open trade-oriented economy. So it may be argued that the sector MUST be innovative to continue to be competitive. However in this talk the focus will be on the experiences gained from several R&D partnerships and on the learnings that can be deduced from them. The historical development of such partnerships will be outlined and related to their particular policy context. Two selected cases will be described and experiences highlighted, i.e. inSPIRe and CPH-FOOD, as they covers the variety of challenges. To close off, a new initiative for a establishing a new industrial-driven public-private platform will be described as this initiative illustrates the general trend. In conclusion, the various modus operandi for the platforms will be highlighted, including what has worked and what has not.
Period21 Aug 2016
Event title18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
Event typeConference
Conference number18
LocationDublin, Ireland