Innovation Process

From ideas to innovation

Nutrition is increasingly recognised as having an important role to play in health; for some consumers and patients, specialised nutrition is essential for survival. At Danone Nutricia Research, we put the needs of patients and consumers at the very heart of our innovation process. We recognise that many of the people who use our products, e.g. pregnant and lactating women, infants and patients of all ages, are particularly vulnerable. That is why we are committed to delivering high quality product innovations to the people who trust and rely upon them.

At Danone Nutricia Research, we put the needs of our consumers and patients at the very centre of our innovation process.

We have a global network of multidisciplinary teams that work together on cutting-edge science, taking nutritional concepts and translating them into physical products. By bringing together our extensive nutritional knowledge with input from healthcare professionals and academic institutions, as well as the latest scientific and technological thinking, we are able to develop nutritional innovations that answer real health needs.

Our global network of multidisciplinary teams work together on cutting-edge science, taking nutritional concepts and translating them into physical products.

It is only by adopting a truly collaborative approach, partnering with experts from the worlds of science, technology and consumer experience, that we are able to develop high-quality, clinically proven solutions for those with special nutritional needs.

We are always looking to enhance the patient and consumer experience.

But the innovation doesn’t stop there; we continually look to improve our formulations, modes of delivery (e.g. bottles, cartons and tube feeds), as well as efficacy and food safety standards, in order to further enhance the patient and consumer experience. We do this by inviting input from external nutritional and medical experts as well as from the patients and consumers themselves, and often their families too.

Our innovative approach

For a short glace into our innovative approach please have a look at the following short films about ‘How do we do R&D for Early Life Nutrition’ and ‘How do we do R&D for Advanced Medical Nutrition’.