Danone, the French consumer goods giant, has inaugurated its new Daniel Carasso Research & Innovation Center in Paris with the aim of creating “the products of the future”
The new centre, located on the Paris-Saclay campus, will be dedicated to development and innovation in the categories of “fresh dairy and plant-based products” and “natural mineral water” .
In a statement, Danone said the facility would have state-of-the art laboratories to research and produce innovative product prototypes. The centre already employs over 550 people, including researchers in life sciences, fermentation and intestinal microbiota, nutrition, and health, experts in consumer experience and social sciences, and specialists in product design, packaging, and pilot-scale production.
The firm also used the inauguration to unveil HiPRO Expert, a new yoghurt developed for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games that is claimed to be made especially for athletes.