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Ingredion Launches Virtual Idea Labs in EMEA

INSIDE IDEA LABS™ gives customers everywhere 24/7 access to global applications expertise, resources and consumer insights developed at Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centres.

News Date : 10/03/2018

MANCHESTER, UK., 03 OCTOBER, 2018 - Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion Incorporated today introduced a virtual lab called INSIDE IDEA LABS™ In the EMEA region. The interactive online portal serves as an extension of the global network of Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centres. It is equipped with resources and content developed by the same experts who partner with customers at the company’s brick-and-mortar labs around the world.

The development of on-demand digital support reflects the company’s long-standing commitment to innovation. The virtual lab, available at

and first developed to serve the beverage market, makes Ingredion Idea Labs science-based problem solving more readily available to customers pursuing increased agility and speed to market.  

Charlotte Commarmond, Senior Director, Marketing and Innovation, EMEA at Ingredion, said. “INSIDE IDEA LABS™ enables us to extend the reach of our five Idea Labs innovation centres in EMEA and provide easy access for more manufacturers to our range of technical services and expertise in areas such clean label, sensory experience, affordability and health and nutrition.”

INSIDE IDEA LABS™ will consist of regionally developed labs focused on specific market segments. The beverage lab has been launched first for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and a dairy lab will follow later this year. Ingredion experts will continue to create additional resources to serve customers.

The beverage lab showcases technical resources including sample formulations, whitepapers and responses to questions that customers frequently ask about topics such as emulsification, mouthfeel enhancement and protein enrichment. Visitors also will find information about the consumer and market trends driving change in the industry, as well as insights from the experts working throughout our network of Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centres.

“Our existing relationships with customers have given us insight into the types of information that we need to build into each virtual lab and we’re looking forward to expanding our resources across all segments as part of our service offering.” Joseph M. Light, Vice President of Global Development and Ingredient Technology at Ingredion, said.

To learn more about INSIDE IDEA LABS™, visit, or join Joseph M. Light, vice president of global development and ingredient technology at Ingredion, for a guided tour of the lab in this short video.


INSIDE IDEA LABS™ provides a virtual lab that allows entrepreneurs, small- to mid-sized businesses and major manufacturers in the food and beverages industry to partner with Ingredion Idea Labs® experts. The online interactive portal contains resources developed by the applications and technical services teams that work in the global network of Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centres.  

  • Ingredient selector and sample request tools
  • Responses to frequently asked formulation questions
  • Technical specifications and sample formulations
  • Case studies and success stories
  • Consumer insights and market analysis

About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With annual net sales of nearly $6 billion, the company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. With 27 Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company develops ingredient solutions to meet consumers' evolving needs by making crackers crunchy, yogurt creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger, and adding fiber to nutrition bars. For more information, visit

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