Open Innovation

We have a vision of a better future for our world, our business and we want partners to share it. If you have a new design or technology that could help us grow our business and solve the challenges we have set, we would like to work with you through Open Innovation.

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

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

How you can work with us

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

Submit a technical solution via our Open Innovation portal

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