Danone Research
Danone Research


Danone is a multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Paris, France, with four different product categories: Essential Dairy and Plant-based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Advanced Medical Nutrition, and employs over 110,000 people worldwide. Danone Nutricia Research, the Research and Innovation organisation within Danone, is at the heart of Danone’s strategy: innovating to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Worldwide Danone Nutricia Research builds bridges between science and food according to our company vision “One Planet, One Health”. Our teams of 1,700 R&I employees work from 2 main research centers in France & Netherlands & 6 specialised centers (France, Spain, Russia, USA, Singapore and China) and in 55 Business units. They partner with recognized scientific communities, suppliers and innovators and through these collaborations, create unique consumer experiences and bring health and well-being at every stage in life.

Competences & Capabilities

Main areas of specialization and technological expertise are:

  • Food and nutrition and health
  • Healthy eating and drinking practices
  • Food processing and product development
  • Fermentation, Pro/prebiotics & Microbiome
  • Hydration & health
  • Food quality and food safety
  • Consumer & behavior science
  • Innovative Food products
  • Packaging & new materials
  • Plant-based alternatives
  • Clinical studies
  • Data quality
  • Personalised food & digital solutions
  • Market research (trend watching, consumer needs and wants, concept testing, product testing)
Danone Research

Rd 128, Avenue de le Vauve 91767 Palaiseau - France



Dr. Sara Thompson sara.thompson1@danone.com
+33 169357000

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Danone Research

Seedbed Incubator

This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period

Danone Research

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries