Osorno Enterprises Inc. strives to be at the forefront of science and engineering, and maintains strong relationships with academia. All Osorno personnel have university degrees in different fields of science and engineering. The Avalon Institute of Applied Science is the scientific division of Osorno Enterprises Inc.  Osorno has partnered with many academic institutions, including the University of Manitoba to undertake joint research projects in chemistry, chemical engineering, computer sciences, and food sciences.

A significant part of Osorno’s business arises from collaborative research and development, and many of the products offered for sale were created as a result of R&D projects. Often, R&D projects are initiated by customer requests.