Featured Tech Need
The act of manually lifting heavy objects poses a significant risk to the operator due to the shape, size, and weight of the object. In this case, manual handling activities include pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, and carrying. As well as the risk factor, manual lifting is repetitive and time consuming for the operators themselves.
Our client is seeking technologies and partners with solutions at any development stage, that improve the operator’s safety and efficiency.
Personal Care Tech Needs
A yet2 client is seeking market-ready and late-stage development oral care products that deliver consumer oral care in nontraditional oral format categories. They must be derived and made from vegetarian or vegan ingredients and beneficial and safe for teeth and gums. Samples must be available upon request, without extended development timelines.
Our client is seeking providers of the above oral care technologies who are well positioned to serve Latin American, North American, European, and Asian markets. Learn more and submit.
Underarm and Body Sprays are a growing mode of personal care across the globe, and particularly in North America. Sprays offer a unique “non-contact” application and skin feel experience that some consumers prefer. They also offer the delivery of ingredients to wider surface areas. Traditionally sprays have used hydrocarbon-based propellants for ideal spray performance.
The ideal antiperspirant or deoderant spray innovation would improve the superiority and consumer delight of P&G’s Sprays line-up across the globe. Learn all the details of what we’re seeking.
Meet our new associate project leader, Congcong Xue, PhD. In this interview with Kelley Kassa, you’ll learn about how Congcong worked to increase the efficiency of solar cells and developed clean energy feedstocks. She also shares her interests in new modes of tech, client relations, what she does for fun, and even gives a few podcast recommendations. We hope you enjoy meeting her as much as we have!
We’re so grateful to have her on our team, and look forward to seeing all she accomplishes!
Additional Tech Needs
A client is seeking processing and packaging technologies that preserve flavor and allow frozen food and meals to be heated and eaten, rather than cooked from a freeze. This would allow customers flexibility to store the products chilled or frozen. Packaging solutions should solve key challenges including (but not limited to) moisture management of defrosting products, odor release, and oxygen effects on chilled products.
For the right tech, our client prefers partnering with a solution provider who has a prototype or commercial technology, but are open to alternative discussions. Learn more about the key constraints and submit your ideas.
A yet2 client is seeking recycling technologies to enable circularity of the plastics life cycle, specifically with flexible films. Modes of chemical recycling are currently believed to be the most promising pathways, due to their ability to recycle plastics back to individual monomers. This allows recycled content to be integrated into new material. To be viable, these technologies must improve in all aspects. Chemical recycling cannot require high amounts of energy to convert the plastics, thereby nullifying the reason for recycling, and they cannot use processes that are detrimental to the environment through harmful chemicals.
Our client wants new recycling technologies, preferably at later development stages. They are open to different types of collaborations or partnerships that enable full circularity of plastics. Learn more and submit for evaluation.
Featured Open Innovation Portal
yet2 provides and manages fully customized Open Innovation Portals for global brands including: PepsiCo, GSK, Unilever, Sanofi, Ford, Colgate-Palmolive, Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals, Mondelēz, and more.
Alder Hey Innovation Centre launched a new open innovation portal, focused on sourcing groundbreaking alternative healthcare supplies and solutions to fight COVID-19. Their highest priority needs include:
- Protective Gowns
- Enhancement of PPE comfort
- Integrated Communication Systems
- Surgical Theater Caps
- Innovative Digital Tools to Support Patients and Their Parents at Home.
Alder Hey has a unique embedded innovation team that includes clinical, critical care, and infection control specialists; putting the needs of front line medical practitioners first. With this portal, they seek to co-create new solutions and supply chains with industry leader and innovative solution providers.
yet2 is a partner and manages Alder Hey’s open innovation portal.