Royal DSM to Provide Singapore Students with Food Technology Experience

a7b7edf9-5bf9-4340-9cbe-275365f173f4articleimage.jpg

16 Feb 2017 --- Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has signed an agreement with local autonomous university Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to develop commercial and scientific opportunities for undergraduate students in the food technology sector.

The signing of a Collaboration Agreement, held at DSM’s Singapore Nutrition Innovation Center brought together representatives from SIT and DSM Singapore Industrial Pte Ltd.

Professor Loh Han Tong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT, said, “With the growing focus on health and well-being through food consumption, the demands for qualified, well-trained food technologists are increasing.”

“We are thankful for the strong support from DSM, which will provide opportunities for our students to learn through real-world challenges and gain hands-on experience.”

This three-year collaboration will grant SIT's Food Technology students and staff access to DSM’s Nutrition Innovation Centre (NIC) in Singapore and its state-of-the-art industry facilities and expertise during their course of study.

Through the establishment of an Industry Lab, students will have the chance to use the latest technology in real-life applications for the food and nutrition sector, including dietary supplements, dairy, food and beverage segments. They will be exposed to the prototyping and product development process. This includes time with a UHT pilot plant for food fortification, a sensory lab to create desired flavor profiles, and climate-controlled chambers to establish stability under different environments.

Pieter Nuboer, Vice President, Human Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific, DSM, said, “This agreement is reflective of our commitment to Bright Science, Brighter Living. In partnership with customers and the academic community, with whom we share ideas, insights and inspiration, we create innovative and sustainable solutions that address the key challenges facing society today, hence creating Brighter Living.”

“Early exposure to this collaborative approach in action will provide SIT students with a competitive advantage to get their career in the food technology industry off to the best possible start.”

By developing the next generation of food technologists, DSM say it is also supporting the government’s drive to develop Singapore into the leading food and nutrition hub in Asia.

Related Articles

Health & Nutrition News

New Prospect for Prebiotics Sector: Study Says They Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress

27 Feb 2017 --- A new study by University of Colorado Boulder has shown that prebiotics can improve sleep and buffer the physiological impacts of stress. The animal study shows how REM sleep was improved when taking dietary prebiotics, a result that may open new doors for the prebiotic industry in the future.

Health & Nutrition News

KEY INTERVIEW: Chicory Root Fiber’s Role in The Sugar Reduction Revolution

27 Feb 2017 --- Chicory root fiber has been enjoying some attention within the nutrition industry over recent months. A general buzz around inulin’s nutritional benefits, combined with the continued rise of the reduced sugar trend among consumers, has left the ingredient in the spotlight. 

Health & Nutrition News

Curcumin – Clinical Support for Bioavailability of Wacker Product

24 Feb 2017 --- A clinical study that was recently published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that the bioavailability of curcumin can be increased significantly with the help of gammadextrin – by a factor of 40 compared to conventional curcumin extract. 

Health & Nutrition News

Naturex Expands Portfolio on US Organic Boom

24 Feb 2017 --- Sales of Naturex’s organic ingredients in the US have more than doubled in the past two years, thanks to the boom in America’s organic food and beverage market. The natural ingredients company has been expanding its organic product offer in response to this trend, and now offers a total of 50 organic ingredients – a third more than two years ago.

More Articles
URL : http://www.nutritioninsight.com:80/news/Royal-DSM-Agrees-to-Provide-Singapore-Students-with-Food-Technology-Experience.html?type=article