Unilever combines digital tools with Agile methodologies in new China R&D center

August 11, 2020 | Case Study

In June 2020, Unilever unveiled an R&D center in Shanghai known as the "AI hub" that combines digital tools with Agile methodologies. It is not the lone example of Unilever embracing digital tools and Agile methodologies either, with the company actively leveraging both across other regions and organizational functions. The new R&D center, along with the company's other moves, exemplifies the ongoing digital transformation of innovation, as well as the merging of Agile with traditional stage gate-based processes.