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Sameer Talsania
Senior Manager, External Innovation
PepsiCo R&D

Welcome to the Open Innovation Submission Portal

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with a collection of global brands including Pepsi and Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, Frito-Lay and beyond. Our broad range of more than 3,000 delicious products offer consumers convenient, nutritious and affordable options in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. We generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

PepsiCo External Innovation is an upstream, externally facing, department within PepsiCo R&D. We actively scout for, identify and develop strategic partnerships with external collaborators. Our goal is to locate key external insights, business models and technical unlocks and new capabilities that, when partnered with PepsiCo’s robust internal R&D expertise, will yield disruptive innovation in our core products and/or new and emerging products. We are currently exploring novel technology spaces that can dramatically impact our portfolio of foods and beverages. We are interested in improving all facets of our supply chain—from raw material inputs all the way to the consumer consumption—and identifying global efficiencies in areas including crop science, ingredients, processing, packaging, equipment, distribution/fleet, retail and e-commerce. We are also committed to sustainability for our planet and our communities.

Please note this form should be used only for the purpose of submitting novel technology solutions related to the PepsiCo's needs as presented on this site. If you have any other questions or inquiries for PepsiCo, please consult the contact us page on

Current Needs

Category Need
PROCESS & EQUIPMENT Bottle and Closure Sanitation

CIP Sensors for Flavor Identification

Thermal Processing Innovation

PRODUCT & INGREDIENTS No Added Sugar, No Added Fat Coating and Binder Syrups

Pea Proteins for Low pH Beverages

Revolutionary Plant Protein Sources

PACKAGING & MATERIALS Connected Packaging

Cutting-Edge Packaging Materials / 最先端のパッケージ材料

Moisture barrier for bio-based films

Moisture barrier for paper substrate - Flexible Packaging

SUSTAINABILITY Positive Water Impact - Technologies for water replenishment

Reducing GHG Emissions

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