Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking technologies, products and services to provide hair-derived health knowledgeOur client is an established manufacturer of consumer-focused health and personal care products, enabling users of all ages to improve their health and appearance directly. Consumers are increasingly seeking to understand if their lifestyle choices are having a positive (or negative) effect on their health. Therefore, the client is looking for ways to support this need, allowing the consumer to measure, track and most importantly, understand their underlying health. This capability needs to be based on established (scientific) knowledge; thus ensuring the consumer receives relevant and actionable health-related metrics and insights. The client is continually seeking to enhance the functionality of current products, and launch new products or services to provide consumers with a broader choice of tools to maximise their health ensuring that accurate information is at the core of their decisions. Whilst the use of blood, urine and saliva testing is well known, hair analysis is a less recognised technique, despite it being less invasive and providing valuable insights into dietary and lifestyle influences.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Consumer products for the health and wellness sectorWe are working with a large direct selling company in the USA, with a presence in many overseas markets and a range of established nutrition, personal care, skin care and home-care product brands that positively impact the health and wellness of its end-consumers. These brands are recognized as innovative, backed by science and are successfully marketed and sold by an extensive entrepreneurial network to consumers who are increasingly influenced to invest in new products / experiences by personal and social recommendations
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.
Clariant posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative Sustainable Biopolymers and Biorenewable Building BlocksSynthetic polymers are often used as thickening agents for liquid formulations. Already small quantities (< 1%) enable the formation of a gel network, which is most important for the correct application of the product. However, due to their persistence the reputation of synthetic polymers has deteriorated during the last years, which has increased the demand for natural alternatives. Despite the huge interest of the industry in green alternatives, successful candidates are a rarity, due to numerous technical and commercial hurdles. It is therefore most important to find partnerships with universities, start-ups, or well-established companies, which may lead to the development of new sustainable polymers for industrial and consumer applications.
Louise Broitman posted this Technology Call
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