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CDR assists numerous organizations within the dairy industry and staff are familiar with the confidentiality needs and ways of working for our clients.

Primarily funded by the farmer-funded Dairy Checkoff program, if your product is dairy-based, we can work with you. Our client base is primarily Wisconsin and U.S. based dairy companies of all sizes – from entrepreneurs to multi-nationals, and from cheese manufacturers to equipment suppliers. Staff field over 1000 requests for assistance per year, which includes simple phone calls to a more formal engagement where a scope of work is laid out for discussion.

Contact Us with your request and we will use our capabilities and expertise to support your dairy needs.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Formal engagement is easy with CDR, and typically begins with a call or meeting to determine the general scope of potential work. If the discussion requires the use of confidential or proprietary information, our standard Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) can be completed and signed off on typically within five business days. CDR Non Disclosure Agreement

Fee for Service

If a client decides to undertake project work with CDR, staff prepare a Fee for Service agreement which defines the project objectives, deliverables, timelines and estimated costs, which are then signed off by both parties. (link to Fee for Service agreement)

Sponsored Research

CDR also offers opportunities for sponsored research. This typically involves a company sponsoring a student to undertake a research project that leads to a Masters or PhD for the student, while exploring the specific area of research interest to the company. Often, the company brings its own IP to the project, which can be taken into consideration when developing the proposal. Sponsored programs

CDR Industry Team (CIT)

CIT members benefit from early access to the latest research, two meetings each year, and member only technical resources as well as other member benefits. CIT members support the work of CDR while also being provided a networking platform and a forum for providing input and support to the direction and focus of CDR. Learn more about the CDR Industry Team

Work With Us Contact

Administration, Dairy Processing, Ingredients, DBIA, TURBO

Tom Guerin

Senior Management Team, Research Program Manager