Dairy Research Institute® (DRI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established under the leadership of America’s dairy farmers.  DRI was created to strengthen the dairy industry’s access to and investment in the technical research required to drive innovation and demand for dairy products and ingredients, globally. The Institute works with and through industry, academic, government and commercial partners to drive precompetitive research in nutrition, products and sustainability on behalf of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, the National Dairy Council®, and other partners.   
 
Nutrition Research Program
Milk and dairy foods are nutrient-rich, providing nine essential nutrients for children and adults. The Nutrition Research program within DRI sponsors science-based research on the health benefits of dairy products and ingredients. Our mission is to research and discover health benefits for dairy foods and ingredients to advance scientific understanding of these benefits and to increase demand for dairy. 
 
Product Research Program
The goal of the Product Research program within DRI is to drive dairy and food innovation through science and technology.  We achieve this goal by developing innovative products and ingredients using dairy; addressing food safety and quality issues; and providing technical assistance and technical training to the food and dairy industries. Our mission is to create scientific knowledge that results in the development of innovative dairy products and ingredients. 
 
Click here for more information on funding opportunities and to view our active calls for pre-proposals.
 
Do you have an existing innovative solution to a dairy nutrition or product challenge? DRI welcomes your innovative solution ideas. Solution ideas include available knowledge or technology that through scale-up and/or proof-of-concept projects may be applicable to specific dairy industry needs.
 
 
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