23 August 2021 | News
Marking the center's 40-year anniversary
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The R&D centre in Singapore has been playing a key role in developing innovative products and technologies for South East Asia and beyond for both Nestlé's retail and out-of-home business.
Based on in-house expertise, Nestlé scientists ensure that products are tailored to local consumer preferences, taste and nutritional requirements.
The R&D centre sits in the heart of a vibrant innovation ecosystem, enabling strong collaborations with innovation partners, research institutions, and start-ups across the region.
To further strengthen the center's innovation capabilities, Nestlé upgraded the R&D facilities to feature state-of-the-art labs, experimental kitchens, consumer testing, sensory evaluations rooms, open working spaces, as well as Nestlé's fundamental research hub. This will enable faster translation of breakthrough science into nutritious, great-tasting products for people, across all life stages.
The upgraded facilities also include a new regional R&D Accelerator, part of Nestlé's global R&D Accelerator network. It provides a world-class platform for start-ups, students, and Nestlé employees in the region to develop and test novel concepts in under six months. They will have access to Nestlé's R&D expertise, co-working spaces, and small to medium-scale production equipment to facilitate the rapid upscaling of products for a test launch in real market conditions.