Dairy Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® and was created to strengthen the dairy industry’s access to and investment in the technical research required to drive innovation and demand for dairy products and ingredients, globally. The Institute works with and through industry, academic, government and commercial partners to drive pre-competitive research in nutrition, products and sustainability on behalf of the Innovation Center and the National Dairy Council®. It is funded by the dairy checkoff program and other sponsors.
To increase demand for dairy products and ingredients globally, by working with and through industry, academic, government and commercial partners to drive pre-competitive, technical research in nutrition, products and sustainability.
The Dairy Research Institute will be the catalyst for an expanded research investment that drives accelerated innovation and global demand for dairy products and ingredients. It will be a world leader in the discovery, interpretation and dissemination of research that contributes to the health and well-being of consumers, our communities, the planet, and the industry.