requests-for-proposal

Solution for Women’s Anti-aging

Request Number REQ1349438
Due Date October 4, 2017
Request for Proposal Details
RFP Title
Solution for Women’s Anti-aging
RFP Description

NineSigma, representing Kyowa Co., Ltd. (www.kyowa-group.co.jp), is seeking solutions (material, formula, technology and service) to provide women with anti-aging effects. With the client’s strengths which enable short-time process of marketing, product concept, manufacturing and sale, the client has been expanding their business in foods and cosmetics focusing on women’s anti-aging. The client is proceeding with product development to expand their product lineup, not only in foods and cosmetics, to meet the demands for anti-aging. Thus the client is globally seeking materials, formulas, technologies and services which were validated for anti-aging and then are possibly commercialized within short time.

Key Success Criteria

 

Requirements for the solution

The proposals of solutions may meet the following requirements:

 

  • Level of development: The solution must have been proven for its anti-aging effects, and the proposer must be able to present the experimental data or samples.
  • Form of product: The client assumes that the products are food, supplement or cosmetics. However, any solutions which may be used in daily life are acceptable, regardless of form.
  • Expected effects

If the solutions are related to cosmetics or foods, the client expects, for example, the following anti-aging effects:

Cosmetics

  • Whitening/brightening of skin, treatment for spots, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Health foods

  • Improvement of skin condition, resilience of hair, hair growth, intestinal environment, mental health, metabolism, etc.

 

In addition, the client expects for the following materials or approaches in cosmetics/food-related solutions:

  • Existing materials of which innovative techniques enable production in higher volume and at lower costs than previously.
  • Reutilizing of pharmaceutical ingredients or materials in the cosmetics/food-related domain.
  • Synergy by combining existing materials or medicines.
  • Inner-outer beauty with a combination of skincare products and health foods.

 

Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan

Respondents should submit proposals using the attached Response Template.

The client will review submitted proposals and possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select the best candidate(s) through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with selected respondent(s), seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.

The client will execute necessary agreement(s) with the selected respondent(s) and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.

 

Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Technology Licensing
Items to be submitted

Responses will use the Proposal Template which is linked to the “attachments“ shown at the bottom of NineSights and include the following items:

 

  • Overview of the technology

(type/characteristics/principle)

  • Uniqueness of the technology
  • Development stage
  • Current performance
    • Characteristics of material
    • Where the material is derived from
    • Manufacturing method
    • Application and assumed product form
    • Expected effect
    • Data to present the expected effect
    • Data about safety of the proposal
    • Data about preservation stability of the proposal
  • Current issues and future development plans
  • Conditions for sample testing (available volume for sampling, cost, period of time, condition for contract, etc.)
  • Prospect of scaling up

(such as production volume against certain costs)

  • Past achievements, i.e. additional information to show the capability of research and development, such as research papers and patents
  • Overview of the organization

 

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