While caffeine is known to have a stimulatory effect and to be highly effective in improving concentration and endurance, its disadvantages has been pointed out, e.g. health damage caused by excessive intake.
In order to contribute to people's health, the client wishes to take advantage of a food/beverage ingredient that has the same benefit as that of caffeine and, at the same time, can be consumed more safely.
Therefore, the client has issued this open request to seek the attention of researchers and organizations around the world to identify a potential matching ingredient and apply it to beverage development that helps improve people’s lives.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After reviewing submitted proposals, the client possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.