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Annual IDF Dairy Innovation Awards Now Open for Registration

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) 2nd Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 are now open for registration. Entries in all categories can be submitted until June 1, through the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 registration website.

With a focus on sustainable and community led initiatives, as well as new product development and innovative practices, entries are invited in 9 categories:

  • Innovation in sustainable farming practices: a) environment, b) animal care, c) socio-economic
  • Innovation in sustainable processing
  • Innovation in sustainable packaging
  • Innovation in new product development with focus on food safety and consumer nutrition
  • Innovation in Women empowerment in the dairy sector
  • Innovation in Climate Action
  • Innovation in Marketing & Communication initiative building dairy category

Note that this year, two new categories have been introduced: Innovation in Women empowerment in the dairy sector, which aims to highlight the growing female leadership in the dairy value chain and Innovation in Marketing & Communication initiative building dairy category, seeking to award value generation for the dairy category through Marketing and Communication strategies and campaigns.

The 2nd annual awards are designed to demonstrate the engagement and dynamism of the dairy sector worldwide, offering a unique platform to showcase innovative processes, practices and products that improve efficiency and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Innovation is certainly one of the dairy sector’s outstanding features and one of the reasons why milk and dairy have remained at the very core of a sustainable and healthy nutrition since the beginning of times. This is something that the 2022 edition of the IDF DIA has proven though its amazing set of entries. Now we aim for even more innovative breakthroughs and greater participation in 2023”, says Caroline Emond, Director General of IDF.

“We are excited to sponsor the IDF Dairy Innovation awards once again. Innovation has been a part of our DNA ever since our inception, as we pioneered aseptic technology and integrated solutions to help increase food availability, especially for dairy, without the need for preservatives or refrigeration. Over the past 70 years, we have had a history of breakthroughs and we remain committed to drive collaborative innovation, working with the dairy industry to develop processing and packaging solutions that increase access to safe food, reduce food loss and waste and help build more resilient and sustainable food systems”, says Charles Brand, Executive Vice President Processing Solutions & Equipment, Tetra Pak.

The awards will be hosted by the IDF in partnership with Zenith Global, the food and drink experts. Further support comes from Tetra Pak, a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company, and Headline sponsor of IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2023.

IDF members are invited to participate in the awards free of charge, with paid entry available to non-members. For further details and to register your interest, please visit the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards section of IDF’s corporate website.

About IDF

Helping nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy

The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognized international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.


Tetra Pak is a world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our promise, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to commit to making food safe and available, everywhere.

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