Seeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved performance to packaging.

Posted by PepsiCoResponsive · Specific Technical Innovation · Project Size Range : 250,000 - 1,000,000 € · Deadline at 04/12/2020 · United States

Desired outcome

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.


Key Success Criteria

All proposed packaging technologies will be evaluated on their potential to positively impact one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Durability – Packaging should be able to withstand the manufacturing process, warehousing and distribution.
  • Recyclability / Environmental Impact
  • Ease of production
  • Ease of use by consumers
  • Retention of product freshness
  • Cost
  • Innovativeness

Please present information regarding how your proposed technology can meet the above criteria.

Preferred Collaboration types

To Be Negotiated

Related keywords

  • Packaging / Handling
  • Plastic bags
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Packaging / Handling
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering / Technology
  • Climate Change mitigation
  • Clean Production / Green Technologies
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Consumer related
  • Retailing
  • Plastic fabricators
  • Processes for working with plastics
  • Packing products and systems
  • security
  • ecommerce
  • freshness

About PepsiCo

Large Enterprise from United States

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with a collection of global brands including Pepsi and Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, Frito-Lay and beyond. Our broad range of more than 3,000 delicious products offer consumers convenient, nutritious and affordable options in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. We generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

PepsiCo External Innovation is an upstream, externally facing, department within PepsiCo R&D. We actively scout for, identify and develop strategic partnerships with external collaborators. Our goal is to locate key external insights, business models and technical unlocks and new capabilities that, when partnered with PepsiCo’s robust internal R&D expertise, will yield disruptive innovation in our core products and/or new and emerging products. We are currently exploring novel technology spaces that can dramatically impact our portfolio of foods and beverages. We are interested in improving all facets of our supply chain—from raw material inputs all the way to the consumer consumption—and identifying global efficiencies in areas including crop science, ingredients, processing, packaging, equipment, distribution/fleet, retail and e-commerce. We are also committed to sustainability for our planet and our communities.

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