Status: Need is Open

Novel performance components, materials and sustainable solutions for heated tobacco and nicotine containing products

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PMI’s mission to a smoke-free future is core to sustainability ambition and business strategy. Sustainability is ultimately about continuous improvement and taking steps to minimize negative externalities associated with our products, operations and value chain, while seizing opportunities to make a positive contribution to society. Our objective is to minimize the impact of the products we sell on our consumers. For this reason we are looking for innovative components and materials with high performance and reduced health impact.


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
Feb 25
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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