External Partners Program

The External Partners Program for the Personalized Nutrition Initiative was designed to create opportunities for university and external researchers to learn from each other and accelerate translational developments in personalized nutrition. Through regular and structured discussions, science symposia, and potential collaborative research projects, our Personalized Nutrition Initiative campus researchers will learn about trends in industrial products and research needs, and our external colleagues will learn about campus-based personalized nutrition research as well as having the opportunity to share ideas with each other in a non-competitive environment.

Personalized Nutrition Initiative External Partners will advise the Director on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, prioritizing research initiatives, strategic planning, procedures, Personalized Nutrition Initiative events, and the future structure of the External Partners Program. An External Partner is a company, association, or other entity outside of academia. External partners are invited by the Director to join the External Partners Program for an annual fee. Each Partner will identify two representatives, one of which will also serve on the Personalized Nutrition Initiative External Advisory Committee.

The Inaugural External Partner Program Members for FY22 are:

  • Archer Daniels Midland Co

  • General Mills

  • Givaudan

  • National Dairy Council

  • Nestlé

  • PepsiCo

  • Pharmavite

During our inaugural year, we will refine the structure, fees, and benefits of our ongoing External Partner Program. For more information please email personalizednutrition@illinois.edu.