Science & Research

Product innovation: Dairy Foods Research Centers

Research submissions

In order to keep the dairy industry strong, National Dairy Council® product research drives demand for dairy products and ingredients through the funding of pre-competitive nutrition and product research.

Learn about funding opportunities

Our research program works in partnership with the world-renowned National Dairy Foods Research Centers to provide a comprehensive array of resources, including research, education, pilot plant facilities, training and technical assistance.
Dairy Research Centers

Transforming knowledge into solutions that prioritize consumer demand

The Dairy Foods Research Centers and dairy applications labs assist in prototype and concept development, product and process troubleshooting, scale-up and sensory evaluation.

Check out short courses and workshops

See the National Dairy Foods Research Centers and application lab resource guide