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The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking Accurate and Discriminating SensorsLooking to identify sensors that can measure and distinguish accurate as well as discriminating information of what is in the air or on surfaces.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking alternative measuring devices with improved method error for use in water and beverage matricesWe are interested in identifying alternative measuring devices with improved method error for use in water and beverage matrices. Currently, plants use conductivity, timers, and/or flowmeters to determine when a flavor is ‘changed-over’ or residual chemical is present.
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking Anti-microbial Actives for Use on Home SurfacesLooking to identify novel antimicrobial actives and/or full formulations that deliver improved efficacy and lower toxicity than traditional biocides for use on home surfaces (kitchens, bathrooms, soft surfaces, air).
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking Biodegradable and in-water-dissolvable foil to wrap cosmetic formulationsWe are searching for a biodegradable and in-water instantly dissolvable foil to wrap water-free cosmetic formulas. The foil must at least meet the OECD criteria for inherent biodegradability and be suitable for cosmetic use.
Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking candidates to apply to the LifeArc COVID-19 FundLifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. It is anticipated that applications will be for funding to repurpose one or more drugs that are generic, already licensed, or are in late stage development for another indication.
Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking Collaborators for COVID-19 Response (By AireHealth)AireHealth is ready to enter the ring and help where we can in support of our national effort to stem the impacts of the novel CoronaVirus. We’d like to see our FDA cleared nebulizer make an impact, particularly for the patients we already serve - those with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. We’re enhancing our production and distribution strategies to include delivery of COVIDCare Kits that package a 7-day disposable supply for our nebulizer. We are also working on a retooled version of our AireHealth mobile app to track COVID-19 symptoms and communicate status to caregivers and physicians as required.
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking disruptive solutions (technologies, products and/or services) in Women's WellnessWhat we are looking for disruptive solutions (i.e. Technologies, Products and/or Services) in Women’s Wellness. Areas of immediate interest include the following consumer needs based categories. 1. Manage my daily fatigue over the long term so I can be productive. (Works with my body to fill in the gaps in energy.) 2. Buy me a window of energy to help me get through my daily tasks. (Flexing/adapting to the energy demand in the moment) 3. Enable me to make and stick to the good lifestyle choices. (Behavior modification to achieve restorative sleep, healthy diet and exercise.) 4. Manage my stress overload without disrupting my day to day life. 5. Reduce the feelings of worry and anxiety that happen when I’m feeling overwhelmed and that I’m in this alone.
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking disruptive solutions in the area of Activities of Daily Living that address some of the biggest threats to being able to age and thrive at home.For aging adults, when help is needed to perform daily self-care activities, dignity, independence, and the ability to make personal choices are threatened, straining precious relationships with loved ones. For their caregivers, finding the right balance between multiple life-priorities and providing the right care for their loved one is a constant struggle. We believe that developing solutions that resolve these simultaneous tensions by empowering both aging adults and their caregiving ecosystem is the key to redefining aging at home. Ideal solution will • Solve a hard problem in a dignified way • Address needs for both the older adult and those who care for them • Have early proof that people want to try the solution, and those who have tried it, have liked it and want to use it again
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking E-Commerce Packaging Solutions for Cleaning Liquid Product and Unit-Dose ProductInnovative Packaging solutions that can carry safely and conveniently, fabric and home liquid cleaning product and Unit-Dose cleaning product via e-commerce channels.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking eco-friendly UV-light stabilizersPolymers are continuously subjected to the action of different stress factors, such as oxygen, heat, UV light, mechanical stress, humidity, etc., during their processing and service life, undergoing overall oxidative degradation, that causes performance and property deterioration. To improve the resistance at high temperatures and long-term weatherability of the polymers during their manufacturing, synthetic antioxidants and UV-light stabilizers are added. Many of these established UV-light stabilizers are seemingly becoming a threat to human health, the environment and natural resources as they are evidently presence in our aquatic ecosystems and persistence in the environment. The company is seeking eco-friendly or/and alternative compounds suitable to be used as UV-light stabilizers for the plastic industry.
Ani Oganesyan posted this Technology CallSeeking for biodegradable coatings for controlled release fertilizersWe are looking for biodegradable coatings for controlled release fertilizers on behalf of the biggest world fertilizer producer. In case of a perfect match, the technology may receive solid investments or get value from other forms of collaboration.
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Organization from Spain posted this Technology CallSeeking for new available technologies for water quality measurement.We look for solutions or technologies that minimize the problems of current water quality sensors. We are interested in single and/or multiparameter sensors. We are especially interested in solutions based on semiconductor sensing and miniaturization technologies, but open to any other kind of technologies or solutions.
Organization from Spain posted this Technology CallSeeking for solutions to make LCD displays or similar withstand temperatures above 85ºC working properlySome of our products are outdoors and can be in very hot environments if in the direct sunlight. We have the need for various displays such as LCD units. These typically do not have temperature ratings above 80-85 degrees C. We need to find alternate display technologies for high temp (up to 95ºC) displays for possible use on our products.
GenerationS Corporate Accelerator Based on RVC posted this Technology CallSeeking for startups with soluitons in Retail Industry for launching pilots with Lenta Retail ChainLenta and GenerationS are looking for international startups! The best projects will get the opportunity to launch a paid pilot and implement their solution within one of the largest retail chains with more than 250 hypermarkets and 135 supermarkets in more than 88 Russian cities. LENTA Call for startups in Retail Tech is a new program powered by GenerationS for international startups offering ready, mature solutions in marketing, operations, HR, logistics, or supply chain, that have completed pilot projects, or have sales in the retail industry. Startups can apply until November 08th.
Organization from United States posted this Technology CallSeeking Ideal Topology of a Fibrous Porous MaterialAn irregular structure/topology as the solution is preferred. Not only straight fibers, but also curved fibers and fiber curvature that could come from fibers being entangled should be considered. If an anisotropic topology/structure is identified, please note that the uniaxial compression could come from any direction and the air phase should stay continuous in any space direction. Even if you cannot prove that your topology/structure is ideal, topologies that are substantially better than typical structures are of interest.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative meat flavouring and preserving technologiesWe are working with a food manufacturing business and brand owner whose products include cured, chilled meat. Curing is a traditional preservation process used to impart colour, flavour and texture to some meats, in addition to food safety control against pathogens. The curing process combines several elements (e.g. use of a brine, hanging, tumbling/manipulating, forming and cooking) over a number of days/weeks/months, to produce a variety of tastes and textures in the end products, e.g. a traditional cured, sliced ham. This process also requires the addition of nitrates/nitrites (in the form of the brine), which are injected into the raw meat and/or used to immerse it, before further processing. There is research suggesting that the use of nitrates/nitrites can cause potential health issues, through the formation of potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines. It is for this reason that food processors and retailers are exploring alternative ingredients, e.g. vegetable powders containing natural sources of nitrates, to reduce the impact on the human body. However, replicating the physical appearance, as well as texture and flavour of premium quality meat has been problematic when using alternative ingredients and the chilled environments required for food processing.
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking insect control products and technologies that are non-toxic to people and pets, yet perform as well or better than their toxic counterparts.The global home insecticide market is dominated by chemicals that are toxic to insects, people, and pets. P&G Ventures is interested in insect control products and technologies that are non-toxic to people and pets, yet perform as well or better than their toxic counterparts. P&G is interested in all segments of insect control (contact killer, barriers, traps, on-body repellents and foggers) and managing the following insects: House Flies, Mosquitoes, Fruit Flies, Stink Bugs, Bed Bugs, Roaches, Ants, Moths, Gnats, Spiders, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes.
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking mental and physical performance to help people (Millennials, to start) optimize/enhance their everyday cognitive performance by (a) boost immediate focus/energy when needed, (b) restore cognitive health via restful sleep, and (c) increase resWe are seeking solutions that fall into one or more of the following needs based categories: 1. Enhanced cognition (focused attention, mental acuity, et al) 2. Restorative sleep 3. Building resiliency to stress, distraction, and cognitive decline
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking moisture barrier for bio-based filmsWe have been working on bio-based/biodegradable flexible films for food packaging to help achieve our sustainability goals of having 100% RCB compliance for our packages as well as 20% reduction in GHG by 2030. While flexible package is a very sustainable option from a material use point of view, the multi-layer multi-material structures are not conducive for recycling and mostly end up in the landfill or as litter. While the biodegradable films help us with the end of life issues by designing for managed waste infrastructures like composting and anaerobic digestion, it cannot be at the expense of performance compromises such as reduced shelf stability. Oxygen barrier is not a problem with these films but achieving the very high moisture barrier required for packaging dry foods (< 0.3 g/m2/day under tropical conditions of 38C/90% RH) has been a challenge. We understand that metallization will be needed to achieve the high moisture barrier requirements, but even with metallization we have not been able to reach this barrier with bio-based films. Also, it is important to maintain this barrier under forming conditions in the VFFS process of bag-making. We are looking for novel resins that can be co-extruded with our core resins to form a skin layer with high functionality that can anchor metal to film or highly functional coatings which would serve the same purpose. Inherently high barrier coatings that can be applied as primer coating or top coating over metal could also be a solution.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking moisture barrier for paper substrate - Flexible PackagingWe have been working on paper base structures as a potential option for our flexible food packaging to help with our sustainability goals of having 100% RCB compliance for our packages by 2030. While flexible package is a very sustainable option from a material use point of view, the multi-layer multi-material structures are not conducive for recycling and mostly end up in the landfill or as litter. Paper helps us with the end of life issues and can be recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. Maintaining packaging performance such as shelf stability, oxygen and moisture barrier are a must on this project. Oxygen barrier is not a problem with current technologies available but achieving the very high moisture barrier required for packaging dry foods has been a challenge. We understand that new technologies will be needed to achieve the high moisture barrier requirements (< 0.3 g/m2/day under Tropical conditions). Also, it is important to maintain this barrier under forming conditions in the VFFS process of bag-making. We are looking for novel solutions that can be added to the paper, if possible, as a high functional coating applied through flexographic or rotogravure process and/or a skin layer with high functionality that can anchor metal (metallization). The functional layer/coating must be compliant with paper recycling process and biodegradable/compostable.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel bottle and/or bottle closure sanitation methods that reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals and/or water in the sanitation processPepsiCo is seeking novel bottle and/or bottle closure sanitation methods that reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals and/or water in the sanitation process. It is very important to sanitize packaging containing beverages intended for human consumption. Failure to adequately sanitize bottles and bottle closures to remove bacteria, viruses, molds, yeasts, and spores may have serious consequences with respect to product quality and safety, potentially leading to negative customer reactions or even product recall. Peracetic acid (PAA) is a commonly employed and highly effective sanitizer, particularly when used in conjunction with hydrogen peroxide. However, PAA sanitation processes involve a significant amount of water throughout the process including dilution, water rinsing of packaging post-treatment and chemical disposal. Globally, trillions of gallons of beverages are bottled each year. While preserved carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) are the traditional leader in market share, other drinks such as bottled water, juices, non-preserved CSDs, and ready-to-drink teas and coffees are gaining in share. New inventions are needed to ensure that these drinks remain safe, while reducing unnecessary chemical and/or water consumption during production. Proposed solutions should achieve the following objectives: •Reduce or eliminate the amount of water used in bottle and/or bottle closure sanitation processes; and/or •Reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals in bottle and/or bottle closure sanitation processes.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved performance to packaging.PepsiCo seeks to identify materials and technologies that can deliver new and improved performance to their packaging. In particular, we are seeking materials that can provide increased functionality in a few key areas: 1. Circular economy/Sustainability • With increased scrutiny on single-use packaging, PepsiCo is interested in new materials and technology that enable packaging to be reused at end of life, preferable again as packaging for the same product. • For some materials that are not readily reusable or recyclable, degradation is the preferred end-of-life. As such, PepsiCo is interested in packaging with unique pre- & post-consumer functionality, such as edible, dissolvable, or compostable films. 2. Functionality • E-Commerce: With the rise of the internet economy and increased consumer demand for online shipping, PepsiCo is interested in materials technologies that deliver new and different functionalities (e.g. protection, authentication of freshness) to the primary and secondary packaging used for e-commerce. Please note: all proposed technologies must have advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved sound attenuation to industrial heat rejection equipmentBaltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) seeks to identify materials and technologies that can deliver sound attenuation to their industrial heat rejection equipment. Primary focus is to attenuate/cancel noise from three main characteristics of this equipment: water movement (e.g. spraying, splashing…), air movement, and rotating mechanical components (e.g. fan, motor, belts, bearings…). These materials/technologies could greatly enhance the adoption of our products, especially in densely populated area where sound level restrictions hinder the deployment of BAC’s highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for PepsiCo's global beverage and snack productsPepsiCo seeks to deliver a world-class consumer experience with its products and that experience begins with the packaging. PepsiCo seeks to identify a variety of new packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for its global beverage and snack products. Below are some examples of new innovations and technologies that can deliver a different and unique experience for consumers such as: • Smart/interactive packaging o Consumer-level interactions that are visual, sound-based, touch-based o Technologies can be incorporated into caps, labels, cans, multi-pack carriers, etc. or even via vending equipment or an application o Ideal situation is interactive packaging that triggers a positive emotion in consumer during PepsiCo beverage consumption • Premium and/or personalized packaging o Advanced packaging decoration technologies like innovative labels, inks, etc. o Unique dosing methods or closures o Packaging that can create theater at the point of consumption, e.g. like Drinkfinity o Packaging or materials (e.g. coatings) that can keep beverages colder for longer o Other ways of offering consumer customization • User-friendly packaging o Packaging that is easy to open and use for users of all ages and abilities o Packaging that can inhibit or prevent spillage or mess The above list is not meant to be exclusive – if you have a packaging-related technology that can provide new consumer experience, we'd love to hear from you. Technologies that can successfully combine more than one of these interest areas are highly desirable. Please note: all proposed technologies must have advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculturePepsiCo’s business depends on water, and as such, we have a vested interest, and responsibility, to conserve and protect it at all points along our value chain. PepsiCo is seeking technology/approaches to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculture and to replenish the water used in manufacturing to local watersheds. Technologies/approaches addressing water usage in agriculture, the manufacturing process or the processing of waste-water will be considered. Solutions may also include atmospheric water generation or unlocking use of “source” water (improved RO, ZLD, inexpensive filtration).
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to incorporate pea protein concentrate into low pH beveragesHumans have cultivated and eaten peas (Pisum sativum) for millennia. Modern consumers are looking to the seed as a promising protein source – it is rich in proteins which can be isolated to make pea protein concentrates (PPC). While PPC are available in many forms and products, little or no research has been done to understand its behavior in low pH solution or model systems. As a result, food producers have encountered difficulties incorporating PPC into acidic products, such as fruit juices. The goal of this project is to identify pea protein concentrates that are suitable for usage in low pH systems or to find technologies capable of processing PPC so that they may be used in low pH environments.
Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies to deliver high energy efficiency and low sound air movement to industrial heat rejection equipmentWe are seeking to identify technologies that can deliver improved energy efficiency and lower sound emissions to their industrial heat rejection equipment. The primary focus is to greatly exceed the minimum energy efficiency goals established by the second tier of the European Union’s Directive 327/2011 guideline https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:090:0008:0021:en:PDF while providing industry-leading low sound performance, by ideally meeting or exceeding the 1.1.2020 efficiency levels listed in this working document: https://www.eceee.org/static/media/uploads/site-2/ecodesign/products/ventilation-fans/explnotefanreview20150430.docx For reference, the EU Directive 327/2011 guidelines establish minimum overall efficiency levels for the fan, electric motor, and driving arrangement assemblies. These technologies would support BAC’s mission of providing sustainable, high-efficiency cooling solutions while minimize the environmental impact of our highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies to enable consumer promotions using existing packaging componentsPepsiCo is interested in new methods to delight and engage with regard to promotional activity using existing packaging components such as bottles, labels and closures. PepsiCo connects with consumers in a variety of ways, such as advertising and social media. On a more personal, individualized level, PepsiCo can also connect with consumers via QR codes on labels or via unique codes added to the underside of a cap. Driven by the unique coding, these under-the-cap (UTC) codes can provide access to product or promotional information or can provide entry into a contest. Once redeemed, unique codes will need to be prohibited from further redemption. In order to access the code, the consumer must first purchase the product and then open the container by breaking the tamper evident bands to access the unique code. Often, however, the UTC codes can be difficult to read using either the human eye or with a cell phone camera. The main challenge: the closure base color has little contrast when compared to the UTC text. This results in a decline in consumer engagement and participation. PepsiCo is seeking: 1. Systems or technologies that can deliver a more positive consumer experience by ensuring greater visibility and legibility to unique UTC codes 2. Alternatives to the traditional UTC codes by leveraging bottles, labels or closure technologies that still require consumer purchase of the product prior to accessing the unique identifier. While PepsiCo is primarily interested in technologies that are closer to commercial availability, early-stage solutions may also be of interest, provided a clear development pathway exists.
Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking nurse-led ideas from nurses and nursing students around the world focused on improving COVID-19 patient careNurses have always been critical partners on the frontlines of care, and the backbone of our healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new challenges for nurses and health workers and brought into focus the obstacles that they face around the world, every day. The power of nurse-led innovation and know-how may be more critical than ever when developing potential solutions amid a global crisis. With extensive patient experience, nurses’ ideas have the potential to profoundly improve human health. In connection with our overall commitment to supporting frontline healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson & Johnson is proud to continue the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges series with a new challenge inspired by the NurseHack4Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon where over 500 nurses, healthcare professionals, and tech enthusiasts convened virtually to help ideate potential solutions for COVID-19 health challenges. This QuickFire Challenge is open to all nurse innovators, and aims to help nurture early-stage ideas from the frontlines of COVID-19 by celebrating, supporting, & mentoring the nurse innovators behind them. Introducing the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in COVID-19 Patient Care together with the American Organization for Nursing LeadershipTM (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, & Leaders (SONSIEL). Nurses from around the world are invited to submit ideas aiming to improve COVID-19 patient care. The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life. As innovators on the frontlines of healthcare, nurses have the power to profoundly change lives. Johnson & Johnson has the scale, resources and know-how to help move them forward. Put these two together, and that changes everything. We have never stopped and never will stop advocating for, elevating and empowering nurses as innovative, critical leaders on the frontline. Learn more about nurses who innovate, and the commitment Johnson & Johnson has made to nurses over the past 120 years at https://nursing.jnj.com/our-commitment. Learn more about how we are supporting front line health workers amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Procter & Gamble Company posted this Technology CallSeeking Overall Wellness/Health in Fabric and Home CareProducts, ingredients, or devices that can enhance the overall wellness/health or safety profile in Fabrice Care of Home Care/cleaning (dish, surfaces, air, etc.) - both in-home and in personal spaces (cars, offices, etc.).