Our global network

   

We have the world's largest food and nutrition research organization, with about 5000 people involved in R&D, as well as corporate venture funds and research partnerships with business partners and universities.

Our in-house fundamental research takes place in four centres:

  • Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences provides and translate biomedical research into personalized science based nutrition.
  • Nestlé Research Centre provides the scientific knowledge and research base for product renovation and innovation.
  • Clinical Development Unit provides medical expertise and manages clinical trials for the company, worldwide.
  • R&D Tours provides scientific expertise in plant science.

Proprietary high-tech product development takes place in our 34 Product Technology centres and R&D centres worldwide:

  • Product Technology centres provide a critical mass of technology expertise and product knowledge, for one or more of Nestlé’s business categories.
  • R&D centres have both a global role and a more local role by meeting regional needs or providing know-how in specific areas of technical expertise, such as system technology, and health sciences.
   

   
  • Center nameCountry
  • PTC Fremont

    United States
    Opened in 1964

    Focus: Delivering healthy feeding solutions for infant and toddlers through science-based products. Nutrition education, promoting healthy eating habits to ensure infants and toddlers maintain optimal health.
  • PTC Marysville

    United States
    Opened in 1948

    Focus: Marysville is Nestlé’s lead centre for Ready to Drink Beverages working on a very wide range of different RTD products
  • R&D St. Joseph

    United States
    Opened in 1926

    Focus: R&D St Joseph is one of Nestlé’s two centres of excellence for Petcare.
  • PTC St. Louis

    United States
    Opened in 1990

    Focus: PTC St Louis is one of Nestlé’s two centres of excellence for PetCare
  • R&D Minneapolis

    United States
    Opened in 1974

    Focus: Innovating superior nutrition solutions recognised to serve the needs of patients and care-givers.
  • R&D Queretaro

    Mexico
    Opened in 1990

    Focus: Delivering healthy feeding solutions for infants and toddlers through science-based products. Nutrition education and promoting healthy eating habits to ensure infants and toddlers maintain optimal health.
  • R&D San Diego (Prometheus)

    United States
    The Prometheus R&D center in San Diego develops novel diagnostics that enable physicians to provide more personalised patient care, with a particular focus on gastrointestinal diseases and oncology.
  • R&D Solon

    United States
    Opened in 2001

    Focus: Solon is a centre of excellence for frozen and chilled culinary products and convenience baking.
  • R&D Santiago

    Chile
    Opened in 2010

    Focus: Nestlé's global research and development in biscuits and cereal-based snacks, focusing both on innovation and renovation of products.
  • R&D Bakersfield

    United States
    Focus: ice cream
   
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