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Partnerships

Mars, Incorporated takes a multidisciplinary approach to research and collaborates with a broad platform of top researchers and scientific institutions around the world from government and academia. Collaboration is central to our research philosophy.

Our Key Partners Include:

University of L’Aquila
Mars, Incorporated partnered with University of L’Aquila to perform a study, published in 2014, which demonstrated that cognitive function is improved with a diet high in cocoa flavanols.

University of California, Davis
The University of California, Davis is one of the leading universities in the world in plant science and biological and agricultural sciences. For over 40 years, Mars has been conducting joint research with the university.

University of Reading
Mars has a long-term partnership with the University of Reading that covers research in many areas of the university’s expertise, including agriculture, plant sciences and nutrition.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
The partnership between Mars, Incorporated and the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany dates back several years.

Columbia University
Mars, Incorporated partnered with scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to conduct a study, published in 2014. The study showed that dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy, older adults.

University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading universities for research. Mars, Incorporated has partnered with them on a number of flavanol studies since 2014.