Nestlé Launches R&D Accelerator to Drive Innovation in Dairy Alternatives

The world’s largest food and beverage company has launched a new research and development accelerator to accelerate the sustainability of traditional milks and the efficiency of vegetable milk development.

Located in Konolfingen, Switzerland, the programme helps startups, scientists and students devise better ways to market Nestlé dairy products and their plant-based alternatives quickly.

According to Mark Schneider, product innovation, including vegetable milks, “is central to Nestlé’s portfolio strategy, as well as to our sustainability agenda. As a company, we have set ambitious climate change targets. This is part of our promise to develop products that are good for you and the planet.

The programme in Konolfingen includes a fully equipped kitchen and office space for cooperative work. Various teams will work to harness Nestlé’s capabilities and create new ideas within six months.

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