Land purchase seals the deal for new Danone branch on Utrecht Science Park (NL)

With the signing of the land purchase agreement, an important formal step has been taken towards the establishment of an international research and innovation facility for Danone on Utrecht Science Park (USP) in De Uithof.

Danone has joined forces with real estate developer OVG to develop a sustainably-built R&D center for Baby and Medical Nutrition. At least 400 Danone employees who are currently working at other locations will move to the new center when it opens in 2012.

For Danone, its arrival on Utrecht Science Park is the first definitive investment in the new R&D center and the logical next step in further strengthening its global position in specialised nutrition. In the new innovation center, Danone will group together the R&D activities currently performed in The Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain and provide room for these activities to grow. The high-quality scientific research conducted at the new international research center will support the brands in Danone's baby and medical nutrition divisions, including Nutricia with its long history in The Netherlands.

OVG Real Estate
As a leader in the area of sustainable property development OVG has set itself the objective of developing all its projects on green principles. OVG considers Danone's new center on the Utrecht Science Park to represent a powerful combination, because of the shared vision regarding innovation and sustainability.

Utrecht Science Park
Utrecht Science Park is developing into a leading international center for scientific research and knowledge-intensive enterprise. The provincial and municipal authorities, the University of Utrecht, Utrecht University Medical Centre (UMC Utrecht) and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Utrecht) are collaborating on Utrecht Science Park in the field of Life Sciences, among others. The establishment of Danone's R&D center underlines the importance of Life Sciences in Utrecht. For more information, visit

Source: OVG

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