Unilever Open Innovation

About Open Innovation

Unilever have a vision of a better future for our world, our business. If you have a new design or technology that could help Unilever grow their business and solve the challenges, they want to work with you through Open Innovation.

Unilever have world-class research and development (R&D) facilities making breakthroughs that keep Unilever at the forefront of product development. They are constantly looking for new ways to work with potential partners through Open Innovation.

Innovation plays a vital role in sustainable growth – so Unilever want good technological ideas to become reality quickly for whoever thought of them first. If you are working on a project that could match their ambitions, why not consider a partnership and build success together.

How you can work with Unilever?

Unilever will consider partnerships with established suppliers, start-ups, academics, designers, individual inventors - anyone with a practical innovation that can help meet their challenges.

Unilever latest challenges and wants

  • Plant protein and beyond
  • Positive nutrition
  • Sustainable packaging - dry foods and ice cream
  • Naturals for Microbiome control
  • Prebiotics for Microbiome control
  • New routes to improved quality post-consumer recycled plastic
  • Carbon neutral or regenerative packaging
  • Detergent powder with no water insoluble
  • Natural fabric whitening agents
  • Natural materials for stain removal and hygiene
  • Stable salt hydrates
  • Tough stain removal
  • Natural antioxidants
  • Novel measurements of skin physiology

Find out more or submit a technical solution via the Open Innovation Portal HERE