Givaudan is the global leader in the creation and manufacturing of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 80 locations and 39 production sites, the Company has more than 9’500 employees worldwide and 25% world market share.
In its 2020 strategy, Givaudan Flavours has articulated the intent to grow its business in the areas “Natural ingredients”, “Health&Wellbeing”, “Consumer Preferred Products” and “Integrated Solutions”, which means Givaudan Flavours actively persue a holistic approach towards new food product design, beyond flavour technology.
Competences & Capabilities
Givaudan Flavours’ comprehensive knowledge of local flavours, extensive global footprint and strategic insights enable close partnerships with customers across all key segments including beverages, sweet goods, savoury and snacks.
Givaudan Flavours’ core innovation competencies and capabilities include:
- Global Science+Technology organisation with 185 dedicated scientists and experts (located in The Netherlands, Switzerland, US, Singapore and China)
- Dedicated regional innovation centres for regional relevant technologies in CH, NL, US and Singapore, 30+ local technical application groups to develop custom-made solutions
- Multiple research collaborations with world leading Universities and Research Organisations
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices
The intention is to innovate in the area of “savory snacks” by expanding the types of vegetable crisps
SureChoc: Sugar reduced chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to meet consumer sensory, naturalness and cost expectation
Sugar reduction in foods remains challenging; it is not only the sweetness of sugar but also physiochemical properties and cost that have to be matched
It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure
An additional advantage is the possible reduction of unnecessary waste
Tasty Texture: Tailored fibre/protein-rich vegetarian Health Power food & novel extrusion technology platform
We aim to enlarge plant-based food offerings beyond meat analogues by a novel process combination for structuring protein and fibres obtained also from side-stream materials to develop a range of consumer valued tasty, healthier and sustainably processed alternatives to the currently popular starch based, energy dense products
We will achieve this by: Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of MAKEathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains; Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe
Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries
The following intermediate steps are required