For better food & health

NIZO is world leading in contract research and contract manufacturing with more than 70 years of expertise and experience. Our customers are food and health companies which we support in solving their challenges throughout the entire production chain. We deliver development and application of innovations resulting in gains in product quality, sustainability, cost effectiveness and speed to market. NIZO is a private and independent company, with headquarters in Ede, the Netherlands.

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Our passion is accelerating innovation together with our customers.

Our expertise & services

Knowledge and expertise in bacteria, proteins and processing is the starting point of our contribution to innovation. Highly-qualified and specialised scientists, experts, operators and business development managers work closely together with our customers to strengthen their competitive advantage. Our high-tech technologies and application capabilities enable you to create plant-protein based products, maximise process efficiency, prove health claims and produce safe products of high quality. Explore all


We help our customers in the dairy & cultures, personal care & health, infant & clinical and food, beverage & ingredients industry to improve and develop superior products and processes. Our market insight, extensive global network and broad overview, enable us to scout for long-term trends and grow as a worldwide technology leader. We connect with leading research institutes and universities worldwide to deliver sustainable solutions better food and health. Explore all


NIZO speeds your route to market


NIZO helps you accelerate your path to market for new food innovations through extensive production process upscaling support and expert contract manufacturing. Through a unique combination of production process and food expertise – plus Europe’s largest independent food-grade pilot plant – we offer fast, cost-effective process development, optimisation and upscaling plus contract manufacturing for early market entry.

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Els de Hoog takes part in FoodNavigator webinar ‘Rethinking Reformulation: Balancing Health with Flavour and Aroma ‘


We are proud to announce that Els de Hoog PhD, Senior Project Manager Food Division at NIZO, will take part in the FoodNavigator webinar ‘Rethinking Reformulation: Balancing Health with Flavour and Aroma’.

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NIZO food grade pilot plant is OPEN: Secure your business now!


The NIZO food grade pilot plant for a stable supply of key ingredients is open! Measures have been taken to work safely, also during these challenging times. Our equipment is up and running and our scientists and operators are stand-by. Let us help you to secure your business now. 

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