We champion innovators in Brabrand, Aarhus, Denmark


Every day, our teams are boldly reimagining and pioneering the next generation of food and beverage experiences. We transform bold ideas, through innovative technology into tangible impact to do more good for people and planet.

Our Brabrand Innovation Center forms part of the Aarhus Food & Bio Cluster in Denmark and conducts extensive R&D activities for our Nourish and Health & Bioscience divisions.

Here we are focused upon food systems research, for example, on plant based alternatives, enzymes R&D, food culture development and application, food pilot plant technology and advanced technology R&D like neuroscience, sensory, food physics, data science, analytical science and OMICS sciences.

With sustainability-focused innovation embedded in everything we do, in Brabrand we conduct life cycle analysis and research into upcycling of nature’s raw materials.

Join us and together we can be a force for a better and more sustainable future.

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"Curiosity is my driver to become a better scientist. As an analytical scientist in advanced analytical biosciences R&D at IFF, I use my scientific knowledge and creativity every day to provide value for the business while enjoying the positive atmosphere of my workplace. My personal wish for growth and nerdy immersion into new technology is heard, allowing educational development and expansion of my scientific horizon."

– Sabina Holm Skov, Senior Scientist, R&D

"IFF commits to Do More Good™ for people and the planet. As a member of the global sustainability team, I get to work with exciting and novel projects and products that propel us further in the direction of environmental sustainability. Beyond the learnings attained at work, I enjoy very much the collaborations with creative and professional colleagues in a dynamic and fun working environment."

– "Tracy" Xueqian Zhang, Life Cycle Assessment Specialist

"Innovation is key at IFF. With experts from nearly all areas, IFF offers an environment for creativity, to think differently and explore new possibilities in science and application. As an application scientist, I am part of the technologies journey, from the ideation and R&D, until the application at the food producer. Working with people from all over the world and from nearly all areas within the company keeps my job exciting every day. Being able to bring the science and technology to life and finally finding the products on the supermarket shelf, is a great joy."

– Jacob Ewert, Dr. rer. nat., Group Manager & Senior Application Scientist – Plant-based Enzymes & Cultures

"Working in the data analytics group, I get to work on a variety of projects across the different R&D departments of IFF. It keeps my job fun and challenging, that I not only have to develop my skills within data analysis, but also have to dig into new subject matters, to understand their data, their challenges and pain points."

– Julie Stephansen, Data Scientist
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