NIZO helps food manufacturers innovate to meet changing consumer demands. The unique multidisciplinary development and pilot production plant helps manufacturers bring new food products to market fast, and with the best chance of success.

Innovating together for better food and health

Bring successful new food products to market fast through our multidisciplinary food innovation and unique pilot production plant

Driven by global challenges, the world’s food supply chain is changing radically. Consumers are increasingly concerned with climate change, animal welfare and the health impact of living longer. Yet fast-moving modern lifestyle demand convenience and novelty. And in the increasingly digital world, more and more people are turning to online shopping.

As a result, consumers increasingly want innovative food options that are convenient, sustainable and have proven health benefits. At the same time, manufacturers need to demonstrate responsible sourcing of ingredients and ensure their products can be delivered safely without the refrigerated distribution channels of traditional retail.

Amid all this change, one fact of food production remains constant. If it doesn’t have the right look, (mouth)feel and, above all, taste – it won’t sell.

Multidisciplinary expertise to enable your food innovation

Food manufacturers need to innovate to address these evolving consumer demands, either by developing new food products or reformulating existing ones. And NIZO is here to help manufacturers by addressing challenges such as:

  • Plant-based food and the protein transition
  • Food safety, distribution chain control and preservation
  • Delivering and verifying health benefits
  • Upscaling and contract manufacturing

Whatever your challenge, it is only by looking at it holistically that manufacturers can create a successful product. Hence, we bring together experts in many different areas of food science and production including:

  • Protein technology
  • Fermentation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health and microbiome
  • Food processing
  • Food safety
  • Sensory experiences of food

From research to production – and back

NIZO is the only food innovation partner capable of supporting manufacturers throughout the entire process of bringing a new product to market: from basic R&D and product development through smart process development and scale-up to production.

All these steps come together at our pilot plant – the largest in Europe for third-party use and suitable for food grade processes. Here science meets reality. Insight from production informs new developments, while manufacturing challenges can be solved in our lab and solutions brought quickly back to the pilot line fast. This ensures all concepts in the innovation are science-based and fully verified – saving manufacturers time and money in their food innovation.