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
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