Trend-based innovation

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.


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

We fast-track funding for promising ideas, work with external partners and incubate innovation through our R&D Accelerator platform.

This brings together Nestlé scientists, students and startups to advance science and technology with the objective of accelerate the development of innovative products and systems.

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 Project Manager


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.

Lady hugging cat