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New Challenges and Technology Scouting Requests


Below is a list of current disclosable Challenges and Technology Scouting requests at IdeaConnection. The majority of IdeaConnection's work is solving confidential R&D challenges. To receive invitations to solve confidential challenges [SIGN UP HERE].


Open Innovation Challenges

Emergency Rescue Stretcher/Carrier Design Challenge

Wright Brothers Institute is seeking a design for an alternative stretcher/carrier that is compatible with the RiteRescue tactical harness system and provides an improvement on the current prototype design.
$5,000 to be equally divided between members of winning team [DETAILS HERE]



Technology Scouting

Non-Oil Frying

PepsiCo is seeking technologies to provide a healthy alternative to frying food products in edible oils.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Minimally Processed Fruits & Vegetables

PepsiCo seeks new technologies for the production of healthy, minimally processed fruits and vegetables that are shelf-stable for 12 to 18 months without loss of quality, specifically, flavor, color, texture, and nutrient value.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Waste to Worth (Value for Agricultural Waste)

PepsiCo is interested in opportunities for extracting value from all food manufacturing by-products.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Technologies for Advantage Pellets

PepsiCo is interested in technologies to improve the current pellet production process or the final products.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Low Cost Alternative to Vacuum Frying

PepsiCo is seeking emerging technologies for either modifications of vacuum frying to reduce operational and capital costs or for novel alternatives that can yield food products with characteristics comparable to those provided by vacuum frying but at a lower cost.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Edible Adhesives for Food Products

PepsiCo is seeking food safe, edible adhesive technologies to enable uniform coating of dry food products with seasoning powders or flakes.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Chemical/Enzymatic Modification for Food Processing or New Food Products

PepsiCo is seeking novel technologies using chemical or enzymatic modifications to either improve productivity in food processing, or to provide new food experiences.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

On-farm Defective Potato Identification and Removal & Solid Sorting

PepsiCo seeks small, ideally portable, low cost technologies suitable for high throughput, on-farm inspection of potatoes to identify and cull defective potatoes.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Technologies for Modifying Food Forms

PepsiCo seeks new manufacturing technologies to produce food products in different shapes, textures, flavors, or with other sensory differentiation.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Alternative Dehydration Technologies, Pre or Post-Treatments

PepsiCo is interested in novel technologies for food product dehydration or pre- or post-dehydration technologies using existing or novel dehydration methods.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Control of Vertebrate Pests in New Zealand

A client requires an ingredient that will help with controlling vertebrate pests in New Zealand including brushtail possums, rabbits, and ship rats.
$1,000 for one accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

dsRNA Delivery System that Resists Nuclease Degradation

A client requires a technology, ideally, or a qualified collaborator for development of a system suitable for oral delivery of dsRNA to insects.
$10,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Textural Contrast in Bakery and Snack Products

A client is seeking food technologies to provide textural contrast for bakery and snack products.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Mobile Biomass Characterization Device or Technology

A client is seeking a platform or technology that enables real-time biomass characterization for multiple feedstocks.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Mobile Raw Materials Characterization Device or Technology

A client is seeking a platform or technology that enables real-time raw material identification and characterization of wide range of plastics and polymers.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]



Positions Available

Crop Model Development Consultant

A client is seeking a consultant who can provide expertise in genetics, computational biology and crop modeling to assist in the development of detailed crop models over approximately 6 months.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Data Analyst Lead

Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. is seeking a candidate for the position of Data Analyst Lead to work in the USA.
$2,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]


Ideation Contests

New Markets and Applications for Liquid Polymeric Material

A contest to find new markets and applications for liquid polymeric material. [DETAILS HERE]

Controlling Vertebrate Pests in New Zealand

A contest to find an ingredient to baits that pests will find irresistable. [DETAILS HERE]


Confidential Challenges

Solve Problems for Pay

New Challenges

We continually have new challenges to be solved that clients wish to remain confidential. To receive invitations to tackle these, please sign up as a Problem Solver and sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement. Invitations are sent out based on the areas of expertise you have checked off in your profile. [DETAILS HERE]


Earn Referral Fees

Refer a Colleague

IdeaConnection Problem Solvers and Members can earn $500 by referring colleagues to IdeaConnection's problem solving membership. If the colleague you refer wins a challenge, you will be paid $500. [DETAILS HERE]





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