Food

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

Pricing and Go-to-Market Guide for Food Products

In an effort to help food entrepreneurs overcome challenges and successfully bring their products to market, AURI now offers a Pricing and Go-to-Market Guide for food Products. This guide can help entrepreneur struggling with the best way to set a price point for their product in a clear, concise and strategic way.