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Open Innovation Submission Portal

New Challenge: "On-the-Go" Oral Health

Colgate-Palmolive is seeking oral health solutions that can be used anytime/anywhere as a supplement to consumers' oral health routines.

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.

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What is Colgate-Palmolive looking for?

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Colgate-Palmolive is actively looking for innovation and partnership solutions in the Oral, Personal, Home and Pet Care 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
  • New Business Models
  • Biotechnology
  • New Delivery Systems & Packaging
  • 3D Printing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Natural/New Sources of Active Ingredients

In the Manufacturing area, we are looking for ideas to improve plants production, maintenance, logistics and quality control.

Specifications

Colgate-Palmolive is looking for technical solutions/approaches (Oral, Personal, Home and Pet 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)
  • Alternative chemistries to aluminum salts for sweat protection
  • Non-peroxide tooth whitening/anti-stains (all approaches)
  • Novel formula preservation strategies
  • On-the-go solutions
  • Sustainable materials/packaging
  • Bio-based packaging materials
  • Self-cleaning solutions
  • Low-cost packaging
  • Novel packaging delivery systems
  • Quantified health (predictive and diagnostics)
  • Oral and Personal Care solutions for individuals with specific health needs (geriatric, diabetics, etc)

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

  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict product failures, maintenance (sensors), supply network management
  • Robot assisted production
  • Product lines simulation softwares
  • Assembly line simplification solutions
  • Connected workers (wearables)
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