Status: Need is Closed

Carbonation technologies suitable for a portable consumer device

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Dec 18, 2019

Suntory is investigating ways that consumers might add gas bubbles to tap/drinking water, to create effervescence and make drinking it more appealing.

Of interest to Suntory are any technologies that could be used in portable carbonation devices suitable for consumer use.

Suntory is interested in both technologies that could be used for the carbonation process within such a consumer device, as well as complete devices.


In order for consumers to obtain carbonated water, they need to purchase packaged carbonated water on the market or use a household soda maker.

If consumers can enjoy carbonated water easily with a simple and small device, we believe that it will lead to new market developments.

Key success Criteria

Carbonation technologies that could be used in a portable consumer device need to be:

  • Compact
  • Easy to use
  • Sustainable
  • Affordable
  • Safe
  • Provide a pleasurable experience in use

Technology maturity: Working prototype, at least

Possible Approaches

Any approach which satisfies the Key Success Criteria is of interest, including (but not limited to):

  • Gas cannisters
  • Nozzles
  • Injectors
  • Tablets
Approaches not of Interest

Technologies which are concept only, where the working technology could not be demonstrated to Suntory

Technology that is not applicable to food or similar

Due Date
Dec 13, 2019
Items to be submitted
  • Non-confidential description of proposed technology and working principle for carbonation
    • Include any specific advantages of the proposed technology
  • Technical maturity of the approach (concept, prototype, ready to commercialize, commercialized)
  • Evidence of working concept (e.g. prototypes, test results)
  • Availability of samples for Suntory to test and/or demonstration facilities that are available
  • An indication of what development work might be required in order to create a production consumer device
  • Details about the company/organization which is submitting the proposal
  • Details of any IP which applies


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; and you acknowledge that Suntory Beverage and Food Europe may, in their absolute discretion, select or reject a response or any portion thereof.

Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on how the technology will work in addition to the given benefits to the consumer and how you believe it can be of use to us as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.

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