PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking revolutionary plant protein sourcesPepsiCo seeks to incorporate new plant proteins into their world-class foods and beverages. Consumers are increasingly selecting products that feature plant-based proteins: from rice milk to pasta made from chickpeas. Additionally, market demand also indicates a continued strong interest in protein-rich foods. An unfortunate side-effect of high levels of plant protein in food products is that various organoleptic properties, such as color, taste and texture, can be negatively impacted which, in turn, degrades consumer acceptance of those products. As such, PepsiCo is interested in innovative plant proteins that have undergone some level of concentration. Researchers & organizations who have exciting new plant protein concentrates with the potential for commercial-scale implementation on suitable timelines are strongly encouraged to respond.
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.
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.
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 technologies for multiphase gas separation to enhance waste heat recovery during dehydration processesDehydration is routinely employed as a cooking process by the food and beverage industry. It uses significant amounts of energy and results in substantial lost heat to the atmosphere in the form of vapor clouds. The presence of atmospheric air, up to 30% by mass, in the air-steam reduces the possibility of waste heat recovery. As a non-condensing gas, it remains in a thin insulating layer at the condensate surface; this layer increases the partial pressure of the air and considerably reduces the heat transfer efficiency between the waste heat (steam) and any recovery medium. Separating the air from the steam significantly enhances the waste heat recovery opportunity. PepsiCo wishes to improve their waste heat recovery systems by implementing innovative technology to separate the desirable waste steam from the air-steam mixture.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative tea brewing equipment for food outletsWe are working with a beverage company supplying the global retail and foodservice markets with a variety of non-alcoholic, branded beverages and dispensing equipment. Specifically for tea beverages (both prepared for hot and cold servings), the client currently provides its customers with beverage concentrates (e.g. syrups to be diluted) that are prepared at a centralized location or provides ingredients (e.g. tea leaf) for beverage preparation at the customer outlet. The current equipment that dispenses these branded teas for immediate consumption by consumers are:-“- Bag in Box/Concentrate Fountain Dispenser (both aseptic and non-aseptically filled); In-Store tea/coffee Brewer (for fresh brewed hot and/or iced serving); and Bubbler (prepared fresh at retail). Whilst the beverages have a great taste and the flavour is consistent, which is vital for the client’s branded products, the combined offering of equipment and beverage often lacks optimal design, superior consumer experience and choice. Our client wishes to enhance their equipment offering by providing greater equipment options to current and new foodservice partners, ensuring that the end consumers receive the best possible tea beverage, while providing its partners with a differentiated solution and value as a beverage provider.
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German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners with expertise in IoT wearables, AI, ML, Sensors, Robotics, Blockchain, and/or AR to build solutions around enhanced route optimization for vehicles and warehousesAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “2nd GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by Innoget and GCCIR next November 25th, 2019 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Routique Inc. is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project. Routique is specifically interested in European partners to build collaborative solutions around enhanced route optimization for vehicles and warehouses using IoT wearables, AI, Machine Learning, Sensors, Robotics, Blockchain, and/or Augmented Reality as well as warehouse optimization using. Further details are described below. In case you are interested in meeting Routique Inc. in Barcelona to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium clicking the “Register to the symposium” button above.
Familia Torres posted this Technology CallSeeking a method for controlling the implantation of yeasts during alcoholic fermentationWe are interested in knowing if during the alcoholic fermentation yeasts that are fermenting are the same ones that have been inoculated. The molecular method we use is long, we need 2 days to obtain the yeast colony, 1 day to get enough biomass and finally, 1 day to obtain de mitocondrial DNA and do the electrophoresis to know the result. We would like to go faster in obtaining the yeast and the biomass needed to get the result, especially.
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