We pave the way for turning smart ideas into amazing products. From sourcing up to market-ready product innovations. Along the entire value chain we are constantly striving to find even better solutions. For this, we are always looking for new concepts. You have a revolutionary idea for the food & beverage industry? Together we bring ideas to life.
Digital technologies open up new possibilities for food & beverage products, like personalisation or data-based product optimisation. With the potential to disrupt the whole industry, we are looking forward to create value for your digitally infused business model.
We are constantly screening new technologies to transform fruits, vegetables, cereals, botanicals and plants into food & beverage products. If you have an idea to solve challenges like reducing waste streams, preserving fresh products or to achieve superior product characteristics, let’s work on it together.
We are always looking for innovative, natural food & beverage ingredients. Of special interest are new natural alternatives to give texture, flavour, colour or a nutritional function to food & beverage products. Let us know if you have an innovative product or you need developing support.
Consumers increasingly demand more healthy product alternatives. If you have innovative ideas around the topics healthy snacking, dietary supplements, personalised nutrition or lifestyle products, get in touch with us and we help you to get the most out of your idea.
You want to have an expert opinion on your food & beverage idea? Welcome to the Döhler Idea Lab. Describe your idea to us, and we will give you feedback upon potential roadblocks, partners that might be interesting for you to talk to, or ideally we are interested in pursuing your idea together with you.
The better you describe the idea to us, the better we can give feedback to you. Interested? Then get in touch with us!
You have an idea, we deliver the Idea2Market solution! Our complete know-how and global resources are at your disposal to offer tailored solutions that fit exactly to your business needs. Together we navigate your idea to success:
Product & application know-how
Global R&D network with leading expertise in processing & application
Tailored advice in food safety, regulatory and technical challanges
Enabling technologies & scale-up
Full competence in process technology: from scale up to industrial size
Worldwide raw material access
Reliable sources for high-quality and traceable fruit & vegetable supply
Supply chain solutions
State-of-the-art production and logistics infrastructure for food & beverage needs
Consumer & market intelligence
In-house sensory & consumer-science and trend monitoring capacities
Innovative models for financial support through our Seed Program and Döhler Ventures fund
Advice and multiplication opportunities through our suppliers, academic network and independent industry experts
We collaborate with innovators and entrepreneurs to fund ideas in food & beverages. Funding decisions are made very fast, our support can be as small as 50,000 EUR and as large as 250,000 EUR. If you have a great idea that you want to realise within short notice or you need funding for a specific project, we can collaborate.
Especially designed for entrepreneurs that do not seek a dedicated venture investment, we have created various models that take into account your specific business needs. Our support is not limited to the financial aspect, Döhler can also help you to scale-up your product and facilitate a global roll-out through our partner network.
Döhler Ventures is exclusively dedicated to provide growth capital for businesses in the food & beverage world. Sure we want to earn money with our investment, however there is nothing more rewarding than accompanying entrepreneurs on their journey to success. We act as a long-term, strategic investor and dedicate our industry-specific experience, skills and network to help you develop and execute a winning business strategy.
We are looking for committed entrepreneurs with an active role in the operative business and passion for what they do.
Your business model has to be connected to the food & beverage universe.
We are looking for sustainable products and business models that add value to customers and consumers.
We have a profound track record of innovations in the food & beverage world, but sometimes there are challenges where we need your support! If your proposal contributes to solving one of the topics, you will be fairly compensated.
How to reduce sugar and calories through natural sweetening solutions?
How to obtain natural blue colour other than through Spirulina?
Shelf life extension:
How to extend the shelf life of food & beverages with natural ingredients?
We do not have all the answers, but we can connect you to someone who does. We do thousands of introductions every year.
Internationally renowned universities and research institutions in food and beverage science. We have a constant interaction through joint research projects, collaboration agreements and funding of Ph.D. theses.
Independent industry experts
Worldwide access to technical and commercial advice through our independent expert network in the food & beverage industry. You can rely on us and our network!
Global network of highly specialised suppliers, especially in the field of safe, traceable and sustainable processing of fruit & vegetables. We have various collaborations to mutually enrich know-how in raw materials.
If you are interested to join the circle, we would be happy to discuss with you. Besides further members to our innovation network we are always looking for entrepreneurial-minded people with passion for the food & beverage industry to work with us.
We believe that collaboration and partnership based on trust are key to successful innovation. To bring your ideas to life, we bring in our products, expertise, supply chain and network.
We believe in the power of true value. Thus, our goal is to create products customers and consumers really want. We are constantly challenging ourselves to create true value for our customers, partners and employees. In the same way, we are challenging you and your idea.
Critical to success of any partnerships are aligned incentives. Therefore we do not have a standardised approach of collaboration – let’s sit together and reflect what works best for you und us.
Headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, Doehler is active in over 130 countries and has 26 production sites, as well as sales offices and application centres on every continent. At Döhler, smart ideas have a way of becoming great products. Starting with nature and cutting-edge technology we are all about creating true customer and consumer value.
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We don’t have formal procedures on our Innovation Platform, just get connected. Be it your innovative idea, a solution to our challenge or an investment proposal, we will gladly receive a short summary including the following: