Ground breaking research is the foundation on which Unilever's R&D programme is built.
We take the very best science and technology from academia and specialist collaborators and apply it to create breakthrough innovations for the next generation of products.
Unilever research is looking at what man’s distant ancestors ate to see how it could enhance modern-day nutrition.
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.
Background sound played during a meal can significantly affect how food tastes, according to research conducted by Unilever R&D in collaboration with the University of Manchester.
Unilever is studying the relationship between genes and ageing to develop technologies that – when translated into products – will help people remain healthy in their mid and later years.