JU Student Food & Beverage Innovation Competition

November 10, 2021

Wuxi, China

Jiangnan University


The Students F&B Innovation Competition originated from the USDEC-Jiangnan University partnership. This yearly event allows us to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of U.S. dairy ingredients’ performance in food systems, stimulate their creative potential and better prepare them for a successful career in the F&B industry.

This year’s theme was “Versatile and Sustainable – Dairy Permeate, Dairy Protein and Beyond” and required the teams to include dairy permeate as one of the ingredients in their prototypes. The competition received a lot of attention; the online voting site recorded more than 273,500 visits and more than 79,000 votes were casted.

We would like to sincerely thank the student participants that worked since last April, to develop great ideas and prototypes. We would also like to thank our judges andappreciate the time they took to participate in the event. We would finally like to acknowledge our partners, the team at Jiangnan University, for their work in supporting the students and creative thinking to be able to hold the event following the COVID-prevention guidelines.

Below is a visual recap of how the competition unfolded.
The results of the competition are in! Here are the prize-winning products.

First Place: 

Chespop (Freeze-Dried Cheese Snack) - contains milk, permeate and cheese
First place winner - Ches pop, a freeze-dried cheese snack

Second place:

MISS YOU (3D Printed Ice Cream) - contains milk permeate, MPC and SMP
Second place - pudding


Tea Cake (Pudding) - contains MPC and milk permeate
Second place - pudding

Third Place:

Mianmian Jelly (Yogurt) - contains WPC and whey permeate
Third place - yogurt

C-Cookies - contains whey permeate, MPC85, WPI and milk
third place - cokies

Mangosteen Frozen Yogurt - contains SMP, milk permeate, MPC and WPC
third place - frozen yogurt

For questions and additional information, please reach out to Allison Guzman at aguzman@usdec.org