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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 & behaviour 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

Route Départementale 128, Palaiseau Cedex, 91767 France


Dr Sara Thompson, Strategic Partnerships
+33 169357000

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Danone Research

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Reports from leading organisations, such as FAO, IPCC, and EAT Forum, state the fundamental importance of transitioning to more regenerative agriculture methods if Europe is to meet its climate change targets, food security needs, protect our farmland and build a healthier food system

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

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