Bigger, better, faster innovation
We are proud of our reputation as a world leader in research and development. We’re using breakthrough technology to get bigger and better innovations into the market faster.
To improve how we eat in the future, we’re looking at diets of the past
Stone Age diet may hold key to optimum nutrition
Unilever research is looking at what man’s distant ancestors ate to see how it could enhance modern-day nutrition.
In 2011 Unilever spent more than $1 billion on research & development.
Currently we have over 6000 people working in R&D in all Unilever regions across the globe.
We typically file between 250 & 350 new patent applications a year.
Our intellectual property
Worldwide we have over 20,000 registered patents & patent applications.
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Port Sunlight, Colworth and Vlaardingen
Trumbull and Englewood Cliffs
Valinhos, Buenos Aires and Mexico City
Africa and Middle East
Durban and Istanbul
Bangalore, Shanghai, Mumbai and Bangkok