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Trend-based innovation

In 18 months, the team developed a full product range and system for nesQino. We designed the Q-cup to blend the product perfectly and release the natural goodness of the natural, superfood ingredients.

Alfred Yoakim Head of Nestlé System Technology Center, Nestlé R&D


We use our scientific expertise and unmatched capabilities to deliver on trend innovations. They’re the result of quick ideation to meet consumer trends, then rapid product development and shop tests. We fast-track funding for promising ideas, work with external partners and incubate innovation through our R&D Accelerator platform.

KitKat cocoa

We had to revisit all the manufacturing steps, from cocoa pulp processing to chocolate making – to deliver this world first. We developed a totally new processing method to refine a chocolate mass that is very sensitive to ambient conditions because it lacks crystalline sugar.

Nicolas Terrade R&D Project Manager, on developing chocolate made from 100% cocoa fruit, launched by KitKat


Whether we’re talking innovative coffee products, delicious plant-based foods, breakthrough infant and maternal nutrition or a revolutionary cat food to relieve pet allergies – we’re working to deliver trend-based innovation.