Food

Packaging Guide for Scaling Food Businesses

This new guide from AURI is a resource designed to help entrepreneurs and food businesses navigate these considerations and make the best decisions for their individual situations. To learn more, download the full guide and view the accompanying video.

Plant-Based Cheese or Pepperoni

     About Schwan’s: Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets many popular brands including Red Baron®, Tony’s®, and Freschetta® pizzas, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. Open Innovation Challenge: Schwan’s is seeking plant-based cheese and/or pepperoni that performs and functions close to current frozen pizzas. Reason for Seeking External Innovation Partnership: Plant based products are on trend, but commercially available non-dairy cheese… Read More »Plant-Based Cheese or Pepperoni

Reduced Conversion Cost of Liquid Milk

    About Land O’Lakes: Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some… Read More »Reduced Conversion Cost of Liquid Milk

Chip Integrity in Refrigerated Dairy Desserts

    About Land O’Lakes: Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some… Read More »Chip Integrity in Refrigerated Dairy Desserts

Personalized Protein Snack or Meal

  About Hormel Foods: Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets brand-name food and meat products globally.  The company is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota where it was founded in 1891 by George Hormel. Open Innovation Challenge: Personalized protein snacks or meals [vending machine delivery]. Design a vending machine application to distribute personalized protein snacks or meals based on the identified needs of the consumer. The consumer… Read More »Personalized Protein Snack or Meal