Unilever wants to build a Foods Innovation Centre on the Wageningen campus. The R&D departments of Unilever in Vlaardingen, Heilbronn (Germany) and Poznan (Poland) will be combined in this new centre. The consumer goods supplier announced this today.
The new innovation centre, which will employ an estimated 550 researchers, should be ready by April 2019. ‘The Agri-Food Innovation climate in The Netherlands is very strong’, explains Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever Europe, on the websiteof Unilever. ‘The co-location of all elements of our Foods R&D organization within the Foods Innovation ecosystem in Wageningen will enable Unilever to strengthen its ability to develop cutting edge Foods innovations in close collaboration with the Wageningen University & Research and a broad variety of other science institutes and startups.’