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Leading ingredients for better food

Denmark supplies more food ingredients per citizen than any other country in the world. Within our innovative cluster, ingredient companies thrive.

It takes innovative ingredients to meet world demand for safe, healthy and delicious foods. Danish companies have a 14% share of the global ingredient market – exporting as much as 98% of the ingredients they produce.
Denmark has driven ingredient innovation ever since the 19th century, when the first pioneering work took place in the Carlsberg Laboratory, the Chr. Hansen Labs and the chemical laboratory at the University of Copenhagen. Today, our ingredient sector is a global frontrunner in areas such as enzymes, emulsifiers, cultures, natural food dyes, flavours and whey protein.
A lot of that innovation is the fruit of close research cooperation between businesses and universities. And it’s all in easy access when you establish a base in Denmark.

These are your company benefits:

  • Opportunities to collaborate with world-class universities.
  • Access to some of the best global talents, with 6,000 ingredient specialists currently employed.
  • A rich pool of young talents who graduate from our universities.
  • Specialised manufacturing expertise based on proven knowhow.
  • A knowledge cluster of leading global companies, such as Novozymes, Chr. Hansen, DuPont Nutrition and Health, Arla Foods Ingredients, AAK, Palsgaard and Cargill Nordic.
  • A strong political commitment to the food industry.

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