2018 The AAK Challenge2019-10-31T14:55:28+00:00

The AAK challenge:

“How should AAK co-develop within the area of special nutrition?”

The Challenge

How can AAK ensure capabilities beyond the knowledge of oils and fats in order to co-develop and offer complete solutions to the company’s customers in the special nutrition application area?

The output of the challenge should be a recommendation of how AAK should handle the challenges in the field of Special Nutrition in general or within one or two of the four more specific areas.


AAKs brand promise to the company’s customers is that AAK is “The Co-Development Company”. It means that AAK collaborates with their customers from idea to product launch in order to create value-adding solutions. AAK has got many years of experience working with this approach in the global food industry based on the company’s advanced capabilities in vegetable oils and fats. AAK brings together Global Customer Innovation capabilities in an innovation network to offer first choice solutions for customers everywhere. Global capabilities are brought into Co-Development locally through innovation centers all over the world. 

“For many years AAK has provided its customers with tailor-made solutions that significantly improve nutritional intake. To constantly be in the forefront and to put innovation at the top of the agenda, the company’s Special Nutrition division recently created a new product development team, who will evaluate new, scientifically-based opportunities within the nutrition area” (AAK Magazine Insight, #6, June 2018).

AAK offers its customers special nutrition solutions aimed at the following application areas:

  • Medical Nutrition: Applications such as high nutritional supplementary powders, drinks or snacks, tube feeds, intravenous nutritionals, and injectable pharmaceuticals
  • Infant Nutrition: Lipid ingredients, which are custom-designed for infant nutrition
  • Senior Nutrition: Customized products with the right functionalities to keep seniors healthy and active

Products with special nutrition properties are often sold primarily or partly because of these properties. Nutritional health claim regulation by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) makes it necessary to have solid clinical evidence in order to make a health claim for a product. 

About AAK

AAK is a Swedish-registered, international food ingredient company refining vegetable oils into specialized products which meet customers’ high requirements. In partnership with customers, AAK develops leading global positions with a high level of profitability.

AAK is a registered joint-stock company and got its current name after a merger between the Danish ‘Aarhus United’ and the former Swedish owned ‘Karlshamns AB’ in 2005. Later the Group has grown extensively through a list of global acquisitions. Today AAK is a leading provider of value-adding vegetable oils and fat solutions.

The student challenge team

The team of students within these expertise will work and pressent their solution to the challenge

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Speakers at the conference

The speakers for the AAK Challenge.

Diego Jiménez Zucchet,

Sales Manager Special Nutrition Europe, AAK

Marianne Zangenberg Lynggaard,

Senior Lecturer, VIA University College

Thomas Dolberg,

Design Director, Designit

Andreas Cæsar Møller Jensen,

Project Manager, Væksthus Syddanmark


  • Session time: 14 November, 12.30-14-00

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