We’d love to meet you

Don’t be a stranger. Meet our team of food heroes, let us answer your questions and why not plan a visit here?

We’re open

Hive is buzzing between 7am and 9pm, Monday to Friday. We’re free bees on weekends and public holidays.

Visit us:

Unilever Foods Innovation Centre
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
The Netherlands

Mail us:

Plantage 14
7608 PB Wageningen
The Netherlands

Call us:

+31 317 700 040

How to get here

Hive lives in the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. You’ll find our main entrance opposite the north side of the University’s Campus Park.

Hop on the 84 or the 88 to the Wageningen Campus. We’re around a seven minute walk from the Campus / Atlas stop. You can plan your trip via 9292.nl.

Hive is close to the heart of Wageningen and a stone’s throw away from the A12 highway. Plus we’ve plenty of parking tucked beneath the building to help keep your car safe. Just contact us to book yourself a spot before you visit.

Or feel free to find yourself a space to park your bike to the side of the main entrance.

Many of our visitors and co-creators come from overseas. The nearest airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. Hive is 90 km away, or just over an hour’s drive or train ride.

Hive’s bees

Hive is a buzzing hub where people from all corners of the world come together to build a better future of food for us all.

Let’s co-create!

Serpil Tascioglu, Foods Transformation Director

My purpose: Change the global food industry for good

I can help with: End-to-end innovation, co-creation, transforming the food industry

Say hello:Serpil.Tascioglu@unilever.com

Professionals and students get on board

Ger de Boer, Human Resources Manager

My purpose: Nurture the food innovators of the future

I can help with: Human Resources, future capabilities, diversity and inclusion

Say hello:Ger-de.Boer@unilever.com

PR this way

Sanne Snieder, Communications and External Engagement Manager

My purpose: Lead the expedition

I can help with: Building relationships, communications, engagement

Say hello:hive.communications@unilever.com

Get involved in our events!

Suzanne van Beek, Events Manager

My mission: Bring everyone together with exciting activities

I can help with: Our host of events and initiatives

Say hello:hive.events@unilever.com

Got a question?

Your most burning questions about Hive answered here.

Hive is home to the product innovations of some of the world’s favourite food brands like Knorr and Hellmann’s, as well as locally loved brands like Bango.

That’s not forgetting our mission to develop sustainable packaging, use data to keep the natural resources behind our products live and kicking, and build the science and technology behind the foods of the future.

We always love hearing from keen bees. Drop us an email at hive.info@unilever.com, or plug in your details here.

You’ll find our full showreel of events, and can sign up here. To talk more about joining or even participating in our events, our events manager will be pleased to help. You can get in touch with our events manager here.

Yes, our ground floor is open to anyone who would like to experience our food, check out what’s brewing in our pilot plant, or simply pull up a chair in one of our open spaces to get to work alongside us.

We’re always happy to show curious minds round Hive. You can sign up for a tour through our booking tool here. Or if you would like to get on board a tour of the Wageningen Campus, you can explore their Campus Tours here

At Hive, we’re constantly on the lookout for the next generation of food innovators, and offer openings at many experience levels, from world expert to budding learner. If you think you cut the mustard, we’d love to hear from you. Apply to join us at Hive here.

Absolutely. Whether you’re looking for a six-month internship or a mini project to sink your teeth into, students are very welcome at Hive. You can discover new opportunities and submit your application to us here.

We’re on a mission to make food that tastes good, feels good and is a force for good. Becoming a part of Hive gives you access to trailblazing experts, the worlds’ leading foods ecosystem and the scale of Unilever to bring your ideas to life.

We’re all about letting the best ideas flourish. Of course, this often means that we have to protect ideas before they enter the market. Luckily, we’re experienced in offering service level agreements, and will always take the need for confidentiality seriously.

Everyone is welcome at Hive and we are open to exploring working arrangements that suit your needs. On a practical side, our building is easily accessible for disabled people.

Our friendly chefs in the food court will be happy to explain exactly what’s in our food and advise on any allergen-containing products for you to avoid.

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