Hello, we’re Hive.

Unilever’s Foods Innovation Centre

Do you like to shake things up in the kitchen? How about the world? Welcome to Hive.

Hive is Unilever’s global Foods Innovation Centre and we live at the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands, the Silicon Valley of Food.

Together, we’re making food that tastes good, feels good and is a force for good. Now and for the future.

Hive in a nutshell

500 innovators

At Hive, around 500 employees work on the foods of tomorrow.

1 billion

We’re innovating some of the world’s best loved food brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s and Unilever Food Solutions, all with an annual turnover topping 1 billion Euros.

190 countries

Already we’re serving consumers and customers across 190 countries - and growing.


Our spaces are as open as we are. We’ve 18,000m2 of collaboration spaces, a pilot plant, laboratories and kitchens and the ground floor is available for everyone to use.

1,800 solar panels

Hive is energy neutral, built from heaps of recycled parts and powered by over 1,800 solar panels.

2 BREEAM awards

That’s why Hive has won 2 global BREEAM awards as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings.

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We're always looking to connect with those who share an interest in a sustainable future.

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Get in touch with Unilever and specialist teams in our headquarters, or find contacts around the world.

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