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If you have a great new innovation, click here to let us know!

At Colgate-Palmolive we believe strongly in collaborative innovation.

The Colgate-Palmolive open innovation submission portal is where you can submit your ideas and innovations to our strategic challenges. yet2 manages the portal and will serve as a consistent point of contact for you during the submission process. All the information you provide in these initial stages should be publicly available and imposes no obligation of confidentiality for Colgate or any of its brands. If your unique idea or innovation passes our screening criteria, your details will be passed on to the appropriate team for further detailed, internal review. If we decide to move forward with your submission, we will ask you to sign a separate, further agreement with us so that any confidential information that is subsequently shared is protected.

Get started submitting your idea to Colgate-Palmolive.

What is Colgate-Palmolive looking for?

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Colgate-Palmolive is actively looking for innovation and partnership solutions in the Oral, Personal, and Home categories.

Colgate-Palmolive is particularly interested in exploring potential partnerships that would enable it to expand its capabilities in the following platform areas:

  • Quantified Health and Analytics
  • Advanced Skin Care
  • New Delivery Forms
  • Naturals/New Sources of active ingredients
  • Sustainable Packaging materials and Products
  • New Business Models
  • Underserved consumers
  • Manufacturing of the Future
  • Supply Chain Digitization

Specifications

Colgate-Palmolive is looking for technical solutions/approaches (Oral and Home Care) for:

  • Odor control
  • Cleansing/soil removal
  • Novel/unique skin and mouth feel solutions
  • Controlled release/deposition of active ingredients
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Antibacterial ingredients/boosters of antibacterial ingredients
  • Improved skin and gingival physiology/function (healing)
  • Non-peroxide tooth whitening/anti-stains (all approaches)
  • Novel formula preservation strategies
  • On-the-go solutions
  • Self-cleaning solutions
  • Quantified health (predictive and diagnostics)
  • Oral Care solutions for individuals with specific health needs (geriatric, diabetics, etc.)

 
Colgate-Palmolive is looking for technical solutions/approaches (Personal and Skin care) for:

  • Future of Sun Care: Ingredients that can enhance current approved monograph actives (US/EU)
  • Anti-pigmentation: Alternative ingredients to hydroquinones, peels
  • Anti-wrinkle: Solutions providing fast results for anti-ageing benefits
  • Alternative chemistries to aluminum salts for sweat protection
  • Personal Care solutions for individuals with specific health needs (geriatric, diabetics, etc.)

 
Colgate-Palmolive is looking for technical solutions/approaches (Packaging) for:

  • Advanced Dispensing Systems: Structures enabling superior UX via improved application, dosage, evacuation, or cleanliness
  • Degradable / Compostable: Capable of degrading to benign/beneficial materials within specific timeframe & conditions
  • eCommerce Packaging Solutions for Shipping: Packaging designed for eCommerce channel with a focus on transit
  • Fully Recyclable: Packaging which can be reprocessed into new materials at scale
  • Renewable Source Materials for Packaging: Substances that can be replenished faster than extraction demand. Includes bio- & non-plastics
  • Reusable / Durable: Structures that can be used for multiple full use cycles
  • Advanced Product Packaging: Packaging systems that enable improved stability and product performance
  • Reduced and Affordable Packaging: Solutions that minimize and eliminate the amount of packaging materials or that enable very low price point
  • Intelligent/Connected: Methods to communicate directly with users via packaging systems
  • Improved Manufacturability: Improvements to processability, speed, & efficiency from a manufacturing & filling perspective
  • Predictive Testing Capabilities: Processes and systems enabling improved forecasting of packaging performance testing results [e.g. shelf life, top-load, etc.]
  • Personalized Packaging: Customizable Packaging Solutions

 
Colgate-Palmolive is looking for solutions/approaches (Manufacturing and Logistics) for:

  • Zero touch manufacturing for: Material movement, Quality, Changeover
  • Flexible & modular manufacturing
  • Connected Worker: Digital workflow and manufacturing systems
  • Machine Learning for predictive quality, predictive maintenance
  • Augmented reality for manufacturing and learning
  • Energy, Health and Safety, Warehouse and Logistics Monitoring & Automation
  • Advanced sensing technology
  • Robotics Process Automation for Supply Chain
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