The Seeker for this Challenge is looking for new manufacturing processes inside and outside the food industry that can be used to create entirely new and differentiated categories of foods and snacks. The new process(es) should allow for the modulation of properties – such as texture, density, appearance, or shape – that enable the creation of new foods and snacks.
Due to the nature of the challenge, the Seeker welcomes ideas from a variety of disciplines and industries, e.g. food & beverage industry, paint & ink industry, bulk and fine chemicals industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics industry, aerospace or electronics industries.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
The food industry is constantly seeking new and creative ways to innovate and bring to the market new foods and snacks. One way to do so is by using new and upcoming manufacturing processes that bring a new capability to control key properties of ingredients and/or obtain entirely new results that enhance the flavour and properties of food and snacks.
Such processes can be found inside the food industry but can also be borrowed with success from other creative industries. Hence, this Challenge is a call for submissions from Solvers across all industries describing new manufacturing processes that allow for the modulation of snacks’ properties and enable the creation of entirely new categories of snacks.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on April 23, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.