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.
PepsiCo Technology Ventures is an upstream, externally facing, department within PepsiCo R&D. They actively scout for, identify and develop strategic partnerships with external collaborators. Their 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 their core products and/or new and emerging products. They are currently exploring novel technology spaces that can dramatically impact their portfolio of foods and beverages. They are interested in improving all facets of their 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. They are also committed to sustainability for our planet and our communities.
Visit the portal to see the company’s current searches, including some brand new tech needs:
NASA is seeking novel dust mitigation technologies that could be used for lunar applications. They are interested in a wide range of industry solutions for issues including but not limited to:
- Reducing dust clouds upon landing
- Difficult dust removal from spacesuits and other surfaces
- Dust obstruction of optical systems
- In-cabin particulate levels
The Future of IoT
This article is the second in a series of blog posts looking at the future of different industries and technologies. These insights are a result of a break-out session during yet2’s global team offsite, where yet2 technology consultants from all three regions (US, Europe, and Asia) gathered together to discuss the trends and developments in health/nutrition, IoT (Internet of Things), Energy, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
What does the future hold for IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded into the tech world over the past decade. From smart thermostats and home assistants to cars that interact with your phone, this rapidly expanding collection of networked devices is giving unforeseeable insights into human behavior, as well as unexpected threats. As technology scouts, yet2 are on the forefront of sourcing the latest IoT innovations for our clients. Across the board we are seeing that while most perceive IoT technologies as simply convenient devices, the implications of IOT and the resulting data are truly revolutionary.
Read the full blog post where we delve into the Future of IoT and:
- Computing capabilities
- Extreme customization of service
- Smart cities
- Factories of the future
- Network security
A yet2 client seeks technologies to measure body water content in order to prevent heatstroke or monitor recovery from heatstroke.
A yet2 client seeks food/beverage ingredients that can effectively enhance endurance.
More Technology Needs
A yet2 client is interested in partnering with companies that have new technologies, solutions, devices, or unique mechanisms to treat acne and skin inflammation in an efficacious and expeditious way.
A yet2 client is seeking solution providers working on health and behavioral data collection, consolidation and analysis using scientifically validated algorithms. Although there is a preference for solutions with a strong back-end (aggregation of data, validated algorithms) and front-end (UX) platform, the organization will consider solutions with either capabilities.
2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
In July, our client, Scott Ledgerwood of NIST’s Public Safety Research Division and Megan Waldock, senior project leader at yet2 were among the presenters on NIST’s Haptic Interface Public Safety Challenge. Watch the full video here, or watch an excerpt below.