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.
Exploring the way that food is perceived through all our senses will help us develop innovative new products.
How the brain shapes the taste of food
Unilever R&D partnered the University of Manchester in a project to understand how a person’s brain shapes the taste of their food, and how consumers make and maintain healthy food choices.
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.
Some of our locations worldwide
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