Display and graphics
Electronics, electrical, and communications
Home and leisure
Manufacturing and industry
Safety, security, and protection
Swimming and diving gear
Inflatable pool lounges and snow tubes
Office and consumer products
Cans and bottles
o Materials and methods for improved protection, appearance or sustainability of our products: nanomaterials for packaging applications.
Metal processing technologies
o Tools, technologies and processes for making better products cheaper: metal forming, joining, protection; new materials; cans for novel applications.
New product features
o Technologies and materials that enable new uses for metal cans: Resealable closings, oxygen scavengers, indicators for temperature change, contamination, freshness.
Energy and resources
Health and nutrition
Black and Decker
Accessories and attachments
Home and office
Lawn and garden
Painting and crafts
Health and safety
Oral health and personal care
o New active ingredients or delivery systems for toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, liquid soaps, body washes or under arm products.
o Maintain and restore surfaces in the home.
Lawn and garden
Storage and garage
Nutrition & Health
The Chlorox Company
Cleaning: laundry, home care
Household: bags, wraps and containers, charcoal, cat litter
Lifestyle: food, water filtration, natural personal care
Trucks and commercial vehicules
Beverage and food industry
Specialty and performance ingredients (sweetening, health, etc.)
Ingredient systems (compounds, emulsions, etc.)
Fruits and vegetables ingredients
Eli Lilly & Company
Office and consumer products
Compound sourcing program
Advanced surgical instruments
General and thoracic surgery, gynecology, and oncology.
Oil and gas
Power and water
Enabling food technologies
Products or Product-related Technologies
Manufacturing methods, or
o Communicating devices, human/machine interface, smart systems, 100 % digital solutions, etc.
Energy and portability
o Energy savings, innovative batteries (capacity, reliability, miniaturisation, improved charge/discharge cycle management), etc.
Ageing of population
o Product ergonomics, specific needs, etc.
Preservation of beauty, health and well-being
o Nutrition, health monitoring, body care, etc.
Environmental responsibility and sustainable development
o Reduction of energy consumption, acoustic performance (vacuum cleaners, food processers, etc.), recyclability, new materials, etc.
Infomercials type of products
Dry and wet magnetic separation
Plasma, gasification and pyrolysis
Biofuels, including ethanol
High pressure water treatment
Bioleaching of tailings
o Innovations that improve foam damping performance while reducing weight and/or thickness
o Bio-composites or natural fibers ready for industrial scale-up and high volume production
o Trim solutions to replace conventional fabric, vinyl and leather materials
o Functional integration of non-structural composites to improve acoustics, stiffness and VOC reduction
o Advanced high strength steels and other lightweight metal technologies
o Alternatives to steel, such as structural composites, for making lightweight interior parts
“Smart” Surfaces/Human Interaction
o Mechatronic solutions based on “smart” materials and technologies with multi-functional behavior
o Lighting technology for accent, ambient, instrumentation, and display graphics
o Sensor and actuator technology for electronification of interior features
o Innovations that enhance human performance, reduce errors, and increase safety and user satisfaction
o Surface/skin technologies that enhance look & feel, gloss level, haptics, aesthetics and acoustics
o Improvements to existing metallic, technical and woodgrain decorative technologies, and special effects
o Safety technology, such as crash energy management in hybrid/electric vehicles
o Tooling technology for injection molding that reduces manufacturing cycle time
o Advanced welding/joining technology for unconventional or dissimilar materials
o Advanced precision forming or novel technologies to downsize mechanical components, such as recliners
o Assembly automation that reduces cost, complexity, and/or cycle time
o Software tools that improve predictive analysis and design optimization
Johnson & Johnson
o Cardiovascular and metabolism
o Infectious diseases and vaccines
o Skin care
o Oral care
o Hair care
o Pain and itch relief
o Upper respiratory
Medical devices and diagnostics
o General surgery
o Vision care
o Infection care
o Touchless screens, proximity detection, gesture recognition, voice recognition (including ‘speech to text’ and ‘text to speech’), motion detection, location awareness.
Wireless and RF
Next generation display
Thermal and mechanical
o Insulation technologies for improving the safety and efficiency of our cooling as well as heating products, technologies to reduce the noise and vibration of appliances with moving parts, high efficiency heaters, high efficiency compressors, motors, inverters, and even technologies to remove the heat from high power LEDs.
In car telematics
o Fast and eco friendly navigation systems and algorithms, and all kinds of driver assistance systems.
o Printable solar cells, wind generation, high capacity batteries, fuel cells.
Security and surveillance
o Storage technology such as compression codecs, content recognition and tracking, pattern analysis, unusual activity detection systems.
o Mobile and in home monitoring, non-invasive testing, patient diagnosis, health tracking, point of care testing (POCT), medical imaging systems, air quality management solutions, water filtration and treatment solutions.
Tools (general, aviation, automotive, etc.)
Ideas related to mobile phones
Ideas related to mobile phone applications/services (e.g., for an applications store)
Wireless standards (cellular, WLAN, etc)
Mobile device features (user interfaces, sensing applications etc)
Mobile device concepts (mechanics, displays, cameras, etc)
Mobile applications/software applications/services (e.g., maps, navigation, social networking, music, games, email, etc.)
Mobile services infrastructure/Mobile service provider (e.g., for an applications store)
Mobile software/Operating systems
Healthcare, health and well-being
Men’s shaving and grooming
Procter & Gamble
Personnal and family care
o Digestive wellness
o Repair and Protection of Enamel and Dentin
o Non-bleach Whiteners and Cleaning Agents
o Enhanced delivery of oral care actives and flavors
Beauty and grooming
Industrial and manufacturing
Digital, business, and retail
Cleaning and utility
Car / garage organization
Closet and shelving
Trash and recycling
Mobile nurse stations
Carts, cabinets, workstations for healthcare
Sustainable Odor control solutions
o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide odor control in products or in the ambient air.
Sustainable Microbial solutions
o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide microbial control in products and the use of products.
Alternative hand hygiene solutions
o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide secure hand hygiene.
New applications based on pulp and paper by-products
o Technologies, products or other solutions that can make use of the pulp and paper by-products.
Drilling and well
New energy / renewables
Tate & Lyle
Health and wellness
o Products for professional usage
o Products for wellness at home
o Rehab, prevention, and physical therapy equipment
o Including innovations in customer facing processes and customer data analytics
o Including competition strategy and regulations, and Internet value networks
o Such as service diffusion and the Internet of things
o Such as future network concepts and next generation IS/IT architecture
Equipment and services
Repair parts and kits
Charging systems test adapters
Electrical and battery
Food and beverages
Volvo Group Global
Buses and coaches
Industrial engines & systems
Industrial IT solutions
Paper and liquid packaging
Digital printing and scanning