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.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system.
Innovative tools to produce legume-based foods for increased consumer acceptance
A population-level shift towards more plant-based diets is urgently needed because of environmental reasons, but also due to its health effects.
This project will develop an analytical service to authenticate organic milk and enhance transparency throughout the dairy supply chain. This responds to an increasing consumer demand for strong commitment of the food industry to robust authentication of organic food across the EU.
Saturated fat intake in most EU states still exceed the guidelines for reducing cardiovascular disease risk.
Households contribute to 53% of total food waste produced.
The starting point is the clear link between the dietary pattern of consumers and the environmental footprint of these patterns.
Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.
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.
FOODIO was a challenge-based learning programme. It has been a novel way of creation of new food solutions for future innovation and highlights the modern way of teaching by creating together.
Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?
A new class of plant-based ingredients based on smart combinations of plant proteins and polysaccharides has been developed by the participating industrial and academic partners.
The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour.