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Profile

Valio is a brand leader and the biggest dairy business and  food  company  in  Finland.  The  company  was  founded  in  1905  by  Finnish  dairy  co-operatives  and  is  still  owned  by  5,000  dairy  farmers.  Well-being  is  at  the  heart  of  Valio’s  world  leading  technology  innovations,  expertise  and  products  that  are  made  from  clean  Finnish  milk  and  other  ingredients,  such  as Finnish oats and berries. Valio has net sales of 1.7 billion euros and is Finland’s biggest food exporter.

Competences & Capabilities

Valio’s    operations    reach    from    supporting    the    farmers  in  milk  production  to  milk  processing  and  food  manufacturing,  research  and  development  and  sales  and  marketing.  Valio  is  known  globally  as  a  leader in functional foods and unique milk processing technologies.  In  addition  to  its  product  development  skills,  Valio  has  strong  innovation  heritage  in  the  primary production at farms: improving the well-being of animals and decreasing environmental footprint.

VALIO

Meijeritie 4, 00370 Helsinki, Finland

http://www.valio.com

Contact

Soila Kananen soila.kananen@valio.fi

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

VALIO
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector

VALIO
Innovation

Innovative tools to produce legume-based foods for increased consumer acceptance (LeguComf)

Legumes such as peas and beans are rich in protein and can thus replace animal proteins in human diet

VALIO
Innovation

NMR-based MetabolomIcs foR orgAniC miLk authEntication (NMR-MIRACLE)

The project will evolve existing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology to foster the development of a testing service that distinguishes organic from conventional milk, at all supply chain  levels (farm, preproduction, retail), thus enhancing credibility of the dairy supply chain and consumer trust on the final product

VALIO
Innovation

Dairy products with reduced saturated fatty acids

Dairy foods are major sources of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in many EU diets but are also crucial sources of key nutrients, and have other functions

VALIO
Public Engagement

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real impact in reducing food waste, shopping, preparation and repurpose of ingredients

VALIO
Innovation

Better for the environment, better for my health

The objective of the ‘Better for the environment, better for your health’ solution is to raise the consumer’s understanding of the impact of food production and consumption on the environment and link this with their dietary patterns

VALIO
Innovation

HarnessINg Seaweed to Produce Iodine-forRtifiEd organic milk (INSPIRE organic milk)

Iodised salt and milk are the main sources of I in human diets

VALIO
Education

Product Concepts For Less Refined Ingredients (aka “Less is More”)

A new class of plant-based ingredients produced by a combination of an air milling, classification and electro-separation process has recently been developed and become available