Status: Need is Closed

For solutions that do not relate to the specific PepsiCo Needs above

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Need was closed on
Oct 31, 2019

This need is for any innovations you may have that do not relate to the specific PepsiCo Needs listed in the PepsiCo Gallery.



PepsiCo understands that you may have a packaging, methodology, ingredient, process or other technology solution (“Innovation”) that does not directly align with one of our current needs. Even though the Needs listed in this Gallery are our main focus, we welcome other solutions provided they meet certain criteria.


Key success Criteria

In general:

  • Your Innovation must have progressed to prototype-level of readiness (conceptual ideas are not of interest)
  • Your response must contain information that clearly and concisely sets forth the following:
    • How to practice your Innovation
    • How your Innovation is better than the current state of the art and, preferably, results to demonstrate that
    • Path and timeline to commercialization of your Innovation (if not already commercialized)
    • Status of any intellectual property rights related to your Innovation (e.g. patent applications, registrations, etc.)
    • Your desired relationship type with PepsiCo
Possible Approaches

We are primarily seeking ideas or technologies for the following::

  • New equipment, either for R&D or for production
  • New packaging materials
  • New ingredients providing a functional or other benefit

Proposed ideas or technologies should tightly align with our posted needs and/or our product categories.


New food and beverage products are of less interest. Proposals should clearly indicate how this new product would enhance the world-class product lines already in production. 

Approaches not of Interest
  • Conceptual approaches
  • New products that do not enhance existing product lines


Submissions related to: sponsorship requests, marketing opportunities, line extensions for existing PepsiCo products/packages, new recipes, advertising, etc., while greatly appreciated, will not be reviewed by PepsiCo. 

Due Date
Oct 31, 2019
Items to be submitted

Please contact if you need assistance.

To respond to this project, please use the online response form to provide the following information:

  • Response Title
  • Proposed Technical Approach
  • Technical Summary
  • Organization Details
    • Organization Name
    • Point of Contact
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • Mailing Address
  • Technical Maturity
  • Budget/Timeline
  • Experience

Please note: only non-confidential information can be included in your response. You can access saved draft responses via your Control Center (located in the top row of options when logged into your NineSights account). While all submissions must be made in English, PepsiCo is committed to strong international engagement and welcomes responses from interested individuals and organizations.


The information contained in your Response should inform PepsiCo about the performance your technology can achieve without divulging any information how that performance is achieved. PepsiCo encourages you to respond with enthusiasm and creativity, provided that the information shared remains technologically informative.


To submit your idea or proposal, please use the Respond Now button on the right of this page. Please note that only non-confidential information can be accepted. By submitting a response, you represent that the response does not contain and will not be deemed to contain any confidential information of any kind.


Your response should be a concise abstract/executive summary. The proposal should briefly describe the technical approach and provide information on technology performance, background and description of the responding team and their related experience. By submitting a response, you acknowledge that PepsiCo, in its sole discretion, may select or reject a response or any portion thereof. Individuals and organizations wishing to engage with PepsiCo must first submit their non-confidential response via the appropriate project page – PepsiCo will not respond to or accept proposals made outside the PepsiCo Gallery managed by NineSigma.


Nothing in this Project Description obligates PepsiCo to implement, practice, license, purchase or provide any solutions, recommendations, inventions, intellectual property, products, concepts, systems, techniques or services, or to enter into any relationship or agreement with any party responding to this Project Description (a “Respondent”).  This Project Description does not create a relationship of agency, partnership, joint venture, or license between the PepsiCo and any Respondent.  Respondent acknowledges that PepsiCo may currently or in the future be developing, acquiring or licensing information inventions, intellectual property, products, concepts, systems, techniques or services similar to those being requested in this Project Description.  Accordingly, nothing in this Project Description will be construed as a representation or agreement that PepsiCo will refrain from developing or authorizing another to develop any products, concepts, systems or techniques that are similar to those contemplated in this Project Description.

Client Point of Contact

Super User
Sameer Talsania
Tricia Goebel
Gallery Moderator(s)
Brandy Heflin
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