The second annual IDF Dairy Innovation Awards have been handed out today at a ceremony at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2023 in Chicago, US.
The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 have been announced at a ceremony that took place at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Chicago, US. Those awardees present at the event received their awards in person and gave acceptance words to an audience of dairy experts and leaders. Those awardees who were not able to attend in person sent videos of acceptance that were showcased during the ceremony.
Seth Teply, President and CEO, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, keynote speaker of the event, delivered some inspiring words to all the winners, finalists, and attendees.
The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards is an International Dairy Federation initiative designed to celebrate and encourage innovative practices across the global dairy sector, which was launched last year in partnership with Zenith Global and supported by headline sponsorship from Tetra Pak.
With a particular focus on Sustainability, both in terms of environmental care and positive social impact, the awards seek to stimulate innovative practices that improve farming and processing of milk and dairy foods.
“Innovation, as we envision it, is all about introducing novel approaches to designing, producing, and marketing goods and services that create positive change. It is the driving force that propels us forward and allows us to remain at the forefront of our field” IDF President, Piercristiano Brazzale, stated. “This innovation must be deeply intertwined with scientific research and knowledge, forging a symbiotic relationship that ensures continual progress”, he concluded.
In this years edition, the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards received 173 entries from 26 countries, this marks a remarkable 20% increase compared to the number of entries received in last year’s edition. The entries show that the Dairy Sector’s commitment with innovation and sustainability has no boundaries and may be found in every link of the milk and dairying production chain.
Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Environment
- Bioret Agri– Aqualim Thermodynamic
- Dairy Australia– Environmental Tracker
Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Animal Care
- FaunaTech– FaunaTech
Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Socio-Economic
- Danone – Transforming the Food System by Empowering Algerian Smallholder Farmers
Innovation in Sustainable Processing
- Hochschule Hanover– Development of a RO-NF-UF membrane cascade to concentrate skim milk to a dry matter of > 48%
Innovation in Marketing & Communication Initiative Building Dairy Category
- Dairy Farmers of Canada– We’re In
Innovation in New Product Development With Focus on Food Safety and Consumer Nutrition
- Unison Process Solutions– Heist System
- Yili Group Ltd– Ambient Cheese Lollipop
Innovation in Sustainable Packaging
- Yili Group Ltd– Declaring Your Love to the Earth with Actions – SATINE Environmentally Sustainable Packaging with No Ink or Printing
Innovation in Women Empowerment in the Dairy Sector
- Shreeja Milk– Shreeja Milk
Innovation in Climate Action
- Lactanet Canada and Semex – Methane Efficiency Evaluations