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Food research networks

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We see universities and research institutes as strategic stakeholders and collaborators. We share knowledge, offer thesis topics and job opportunities for students, give lectures, and offer an exciting target for excursions.

Fazer supports academic research to create shared value, substantiate the effects of our products, generate innovations, and attract future employees. Fazer cooperates with universities and research institutes such as the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Örebro University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, LUKE Natural Resources Institute Finland, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and many others. We have also supervised several students doing their master’s theses on real-life cases. 

We maintain partnerships and collaboration with these and other research institutions and start-ups to study topics we find relevant to our present raw materials and ingredients as well as our future offerings.

Fazer participates in studies on food, health, and sustainability

  • Healthgrain Forum - promoting wholegrains. The Healthgrain Forum is an active network of international universities, institutes, and industries interested in whole grains and grain-based products. One upshot of the collaboration between academia and industry within Healthgrain Forum is a common definition of whole grains
  • Fazer Brainhow. In 2016, Fazer started a major research and business development programme called Fazer Brainhow that creates innovative solutions to maintain and improve brainpower and cognitive well-being at different stages of life. Food and nutrition together with sleep and physical and mental exercise are the central factors of cognitive performance and brain health.