Status: Need is Closed

Novel aerosol delivery systems and reduced risk technologies

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Need was closed on
Jan 20

Philips Morris International (PMI) is constantly looking for solutions to further enhance its portfolio of potentially Reduced Risks Products* (RRPs). PMI’s products are designed to deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol, without combustion, while continuing to deliver smokers a satisfying experience.  We apply rigorous scientific assessment to all our products to ensure it meet our objectives. We are continuously looking for aerosolization systems, components and features, irrespective of the stage of development, which can allow us to design the RRP portfolio of the future.


Reduced Risk Products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continuing smoking. PMI has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Our RRPs are smoke-free products that produce an aerosol that contains far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful constituents than found in cigarette smoke.

Key success Criteria

While assessing your proposal, we take the below criteria into considerations:

  • Delivering a superior consumer experience
  • Product efficacy
  • Product safety
  • Scalability & cost management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability
Possible Approaches

An ideal proposal contains the following non-confidential information:

  • Who you are (company profile, management, capabilities, vision)
  • Your technology proposition vs the success criteria listed above, the development stage and what you envisage it will take to apply it for PMI
  • A listing of the public intellectual property rights you have or have access to
  • How you envisage a collaboration with PMI would look like
Due Date
Jan 14
Items to be submitted
  • Your non-confidential proposal will be first screened by NineSigma, our service provider.
  • Upon validation by NineSigma, it will be shared to the PMI Strategic Alliances team who will review it together with relevant experts.
  • If your proposition is deemed to be of interest, PMI will reach out to set-up a call/meeting with you to further explore the opportunity, likely including the establishment of a confidentiality agreement to ensure an open and detailed discussion.
  • We commit to ensure the above process don’t take longer that strictly required and will ensure that you will be kept informed of any decisions taken during this process.
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Oliver Worsfold
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