Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 291,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Ninho.  Nutrition, Health and Wellness is a key area of the company’s expertise. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.

At the heart of the Nestlé research and development network lies the Nestlé Research based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its core purpose is to provide the scientific knowledge and research base needed to drive product innovation and renovation.

The NRC is home to a staff of about 900 people of about 50 different nationalities, with a diverse range of competencies. The expertise of NRC scientists is complemented by a wide-reaching network of external partners such as universities, private research institutes, hospitals and start-up companies.

Nestlé has the world's largest private food and nutrition R&D organization, involving about 3,900 people on 23 sites around the world.

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