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2020.10.12 | Education news

Ever thought about using citizen science in your research?

An EIT Food course on “Curating Citizen Engagement” will take place this fall. Participants will learn to apply principles of citizen science to create public engagement activities hosted on a digital gamification platform.

The company Nutrilution will fight malnutrition in the elderly with protein-enriching crumbs that can be added to cooking. Photo: Nutrilution.

2020.10.08 | Talent development

Protein crumbs supported by Food eHub

In the past year, the entrepreneurship programme Food eHub at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has helped a number of local startups to get funding. They have received a total of almost half a million DKK distributed among four innovative companies, all of which are working to solve some of the challenges of the future through…

Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Foto.

2020.09.29 | Education news

Open call for the Danish Dairy Research Foundation

It is now possible to apply for funding from the Danish Dairy Research Foundation. The deadline is 26 November 2020.

Chickpea water, so-called aquafaba, has many functional properties in common with egg white. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.09.25 | Research news

Are the food ingredients of the future plant-based?

In collaboration with NEXUS A/S, researchers from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, have studied the possibility of using chickpea water, also called aquafaba, in foods where egg white is typically used. This has been done by focusing on the functional properties of aquafaba, and the results are promising.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.16 | Research news

New knowledge to contribute to the development of future infant formula

Breast milk has properties that infant formula does not – however, researchers from the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University will try to change this by means of a special type of carbohydrates that may help stimulate important microorganisms in the infant gut. A new study documents – for the first time – synergy effects between said…

2020.09.16 | Research news

Regional cooperation to promote innovation in food, cleantech and health

Companies, organisations and the university in Central Denmark Region are working together to establish a new unit that will work to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and growth within food, cleantech and health – the region’s growth industries. The ambitious initiative in Central Denmark Region will be anchored in The Kitchen.

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