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Danone Research
Danone Research


Danone     is     a     food     and     beverage     company     headquartered in Paris, France with different product categories:  Dairy  &  Plant-based,  Waters,  Specialised  Nutrition.

Danone    Nutricia    Research,    the    Research    and    Innovation  arm  within  Danone,  is  at  the  heart  of  Danone’s strategy: innovating to bring health through food   to   as   many   people   as   possible.   1,700   R&I   employees  work  from  2  main  research  centres  in  France & The Netherlands & 6 specialised centres and 55 Business units worldwide. 

Competences & Capabilities

  • 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
+33 169357000

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Danone Research
Cross KIC

Bilateral Innovation call in collaboration with EIT Health: Food for Health

A nutritionally balanced diet helps to maintain a healthy mind and body

Danone Research

Sugar- Out, Prote- In: Application of microencapsulated sweet proteins as sugar substitutes

Sugar reduction is a major focus of the food and beverage industry

Danone Research
Public Engagement

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

For many consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge

Danone Research

Building a business model to enhance consumer trust and influence decision making using a sustainability transparency labelling system

The proposal is centred on an EIT-Food Communications platform on sustainability and transparency, a communication system co-created with  consumers with a central focus on increasing consumer trust in the food chain that helps consumers make better food choices that are  sustainable and at the same time demonstrating industry’s commitment for better transparent communication

Danone Research
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure

Danone Research

EIT Food Accelerator Network FAN 2020

The number of startups accelerated will be increased from 50 to 60 in 2020

Danone Research

Seedbed Incubator

SEEDBED APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY - SUNDAY 22ND MARCH This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas

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