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Cooperation platform within the development of plant-based foods

Plant2food is a new collaborative platform, DTU National Food Institute is part of, where researchers and companies will collaborate in exploring complex challenges within plant and food science and sharing new knowledge across sectors – without taking out patents based on the results. 

It is necessary to convert a big part of our food production to plant-based foods if we want to make the most appropriate use of our agricultural land as well as being able to feed a growing world population.

The key to accelerating this transition is developing a greater selection of tasty, nutritious and sustainable plant-based food products that are also affordable to consumers.

Researchers and companies will collaborate to solve complex issues
Plant2Food will be a hub for researchers and companies who want to collaborate to solve some of the complex issues of developing plant-based foods. An Open Innovation in Science platform focusing on open research collaboration. Thus, the universities and companies joining the platform agree to publish all results from the open research projects and waive any claim to intellectual property rights or patents.

This will enable researchers and companies to co-develop project ideas and to accelerate projects faster by starting them immediately when a research group and a company agree to explore an idea. The open approach also gives everyone the opportunity to further develop the results and potentially use them for commercial purposes.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is supporting the platform with up to DKK 200 million over the next 5 years.
The Plant2Food partners are Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
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See more on Novo Nordisk Fondation's website