Working with industry
The Riddet Institute plays a pivotal role in fortifying the New Zealand food industry with scientific excellence. Food is central to New Zealand's economy and more than half our export income derives from food products.More than ever before our food industry relies on science and technology to ensure premium products, efficient processes and, increasingly, the development of very high value IP embedded specialty food ingredients.
We work with key New Zealand companies, including the Fonterra Co-operative Group, ZESPRI International Ltd and Beef+Lamb New Zealand, to build on opportunities from our primary production.
Our engagement across the wider industry spectrum comes through Riddet Foodlink.
The Riddet Institute has carried out a wide range of R&D projects for international food and beverage companies, including PepsiCo (USA and Asia), DSM (Netherlands), BASF (Germany), and Yashili (China).