The Unilever innovation and venturing process spans research and development (R&D), open innovation, a new businesses unit, direct investments and investing with independent venture capital firms, such as Physic Ventures, where Unilever is a cornerstone limited partner. Andrew Gaule, founder of the Corven Corporate Venturing Network, puts questions first to William Rosenzweig, managing director of Physic Ventures, which has Unilever as a cornerstone investor, then to Jon Hague, vice-president of open innovation at Unilever. Gaule’s Question Time’s June 2011…

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