We are proud of our reputation as a world leader in research and development through innovation and renovation.
Building the future
Find out about the R&D story behind our products
The science of touch
We worked with a team of scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, to discover a special class of nerves in the skin which respond to pleasant touch.
In 2010 Unilever spent €928m 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.
Our R&D experts
I am learning every day, especially about partnership management.
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