The Unilever R&D strategy commits us to a digitally enabled future of eScience and big data. Our partnership with the STFC Hartree Centre will give our R&D community a powerful competitive edge. When we have the HPC computing capabilities of the Hartree Centre fully integrated with our global strategic science partnerships, we’ll be able to tackle even bigger scientific challenges and unlock breakthrough innovations faster.
Senior Vice President,
Strategic Science Group, Unilever
Offering: Collaborative R&D
Outcome: Shorter time-to-market and a competitive edge
The Hartree Centre’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities and 3D visualisation suite have enabled consumer goods multinational Unilever to boost its speed and efficiency in developing new home and personal care products.
Access to world-class HPC means Unilever can undertake fast, accurate modelling of different ingredient combinations, cutting the number of physical experiments needed to establish shortlists. Product stability testing can also be reduced from 8-12 weeks to just 45 minutes.
3D visualisation enables R&D data to be explored and linked more quickly and easily – another key aid to Unilever as it continues development of hundreds of new consumer products each year.
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Last updated: 04 May 2017