uLaval food research institute signs three innovation partnerships

October 6, 2016

The Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Université de Laval has signed three partnerships with companies looking to spur innovation in the bio-food sector. Nestle Food, Diana Food, and the German company R-Biopharm have reportedly invested $250K US to work with uLaval on a series of proposed bio-food projects. The institute at uLaval, which includes nearly 80 researchers, is known for its studies on bioactive ingredients—such as those found in cranberries or blueberries—and their beneficial effects on health. Institute Executive Director Renée Michaud explained that the partnerships are designed not only to produce research, but to enhance collaboration with small businesses in the Laval region. Journal de Montréal