From the bakery formulator’s viewpoint, one of the most welcome changes among ingredient suppliers is the creation of innovation centers. These customer-centric facilities allow collaboration in creative settings, where ideas quickly flow back and forth between formulator and supplier. Such centers work with “open innovation” platforms, but they also handle proprietary projects.

For a coming issue of Baking & Snack, we will report about ingredient innovation centers opened within the past 24 months. But the editors need your help.

If you know of such a center — either one you’ve used recently or one established by your company within the past two years — let us know, too.

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