Arla Food for Health Overview

Arla Food for Health was established in 2015 as a consortium between Arla Foods amba, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen.

The Centre is founded in the spirit of exploring the competences between the four stakeholders to carry out  best-in-class dairy health and nutrition research and become a platform for knowledge sharing, training and education.

Read the case study from the Innovation Capability Assessment performed by The Innovation Board to get a better understanding of why Arla Food for Health has got off to such a good start - which it has compared to the majority of similar open innovation initiatives.


You can download a presentation of Arla Food for Health here. For a detailed storyline and full speaker's notes, please send an email to  


Nutrition research

Intake of milk and dairy foods are known to have beneficial effects on health for children, adults and elderly. Arla Food for Health sponsors science-based research on identification, isolation and characterization of health associated milk components, including validation, quality and up-scaling of such as well as the mechanisms behind the health benefits of dairy products and ingredients in-vitro, in-vivo and in clinical studies.

Research Categories

  • Prevent/Remedy Metabolic Syndrome
  • Prevent/Remedy Malnutrition
  • Enhance Immune Defense/Response


Please direct any general questions related to the Arla Food for Health research program, active calls for expressions of interest or the submission process to:

Anne Louise Mørkbak
Arla Food for Health
Phone: +45 41607119

Arla Innovation Centre
Agro Food Park 19