The main focus for WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients' Global Research and Innovation (R&I) Team is to support long-term, basic research while maintaining insight and development for the current and future business needs of the company.
The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Global R&I Team is focused on areas of concentration at a global level to maximize innovation without duplicating the efforts worldwide. It is a cross-functional team whereby scientists from all worldwide WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients entities are included.
There are several platforms that form the foundation of research elements for the R&I team to consistently review the basic research elements: Process Technology, Emulsions and Formulation Science, Biotechnology and Plant Science, and Analytical Knowledge Management. By utilizing these tools, the R&I team has several platforms that have allowed WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients to move to the forefront of the industry:
- Global Flavor and Aroma Chemical Research
- Global Color Research
- Global Fermentation Research
- Global Juice, Fruit, and Vegetable Innovation
Under each of these platforms, the R&I team continues to grow the current knowledge base for scientists, technicians, and applications personnel globally, while expanding the capabilities through basic research to allow for a continued pipeline of innovation for WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients.