Partnering with purpose
There’s no one size fits all approach to our partnerships. Whether you’re an established supplier, a start-up, an academic, a designer or an individual inventor, we want to hear from you.
Our valued partners form an innovation ecosystem. It connects us together to work transparently for the same goal and sharing the success.
We are always on the lookout of purpose-led innovators to partner with us and make a difference together.
Our latest challenges
Please select a category to see the specific challenges in each.
Protect and regenerate nature
Health and wellbeing
Equity, diversity and inclusion
Raise living standards
Future of work
How it works
We have a number of technical challenges that we cannot unlock alone, so we are looking for partners that would like to solve them collectively. These challenges change regularly and are updated on this page. Responding these challenges is easy as 1, 2, 3 and 4:
- Find a challenge that your technology could contribute to solving
- Submit your details through the form linked to the challenge
- Our partner agency Yet2 will process your submission and provide you feedback
- If your submission is successful, you will continue your discussions with Unilever
If you don’t see a challenge that you feel your innovation could support but would still like to discuss a partnership, you can also make a general technical submission through Yet2 here.
Will my submission be confidential?
Our Innovation Ecosystem partner, Yet2, will screen all submissions prior to passing successful ones to the scientists and technologists at Unilever. We only need high level information in your initial submission and will not ask for any details that compromise confidentiality.
If your submission is passed to us by Yet2, we will establish a separate confidentiality agreement with you before asking you to share any confidential information.
If you have any further questions, read our innovation ecosystem FAQs.
Unlocking the change
The collaboration between our experts and partners powers the development of innovations behind our products. Here are just some of the recent achievements of our innovation ecosystem.