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P&G Seeks Startups for 2 Innovation Briefs

Deadline: June 21, 2021

P&G is looking for new approaches and technologies that can help them to address key business challenges/opportunities. The following innovation briefs will provide a high-level overview of specific business goals and needs, as well as a high-level overview of what they are looking for in a solution.

Process Overview:

  • All responses will be reviewed, and you will be notified as to whether the response has been accepted for further consideration.
  • If accepted, you will be contacted by a Pilot44 Research Analyst to schedule a meeting to present additional detail on your company and solution as well as, where applicable, to provide a demonstration of your product.
  • If contacted for next steps, additional detail on the client needs will be provided during at that time, as well as additional information on the review, selection and reward process.
  • You can send any specific questions to submissions@pilot44.com

If you would like to submit a solution to one of the following four briefs, please submit responses at the associated link AND submit here and we'll try to to help you get status on your application.


Brief #1: Pallet Movement & Picking Automation

Submission Link: https://bit.ly/3oNuRAX

Business Background:

P&G business in AMA is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The challenge now is to improve productivity as volume increases from production line as well as demand on customer shipments.

Today, full pallet movement operations (to and from racks) in AMA are designed as per the basic normal process of inbound put- away and outbound picking for local shipments. This includes:

  • Unloading pallets from and Loading pallets onto trucks
  • Moving inbound pallets from unloading to racks
  • Picking cases and/or pallets from racks and transporting to loading areas or line operations

There have been initial efforts to improve productivity, such as implementing zoning apps; however, none of these efforts involved automation. The desired solution will automate existing processes or eliminate the need for non-critical processes.

Business Challenge / Needs Definition:

P&G is looking for partners that can help launch affordable automated innovation to achieve a significant headcount reduction while improving productivity inbound and outbound operations in DC by April 2022.

Initial areas of interest for scoping:

Picking Automation (incl. software solutions)

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR)

Robotic Loading/Unloading Systems

Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV)

Robotic Indoor Transportation Systems

Scanning Tools & Wearables

Warehouse Layout & Operations Optimization

Palletizing solutions

Piece Picking

Smart Pallet

Voice Picking

Smart Forklift

The desired outcome is a pilot or partnership with P&G to show proof of concept (POC) of the solution. The partner must be able to activate immediately in the Philippines and/or Japan. If successful, the pilot solution or partnership could lead to a longer-term relationship across multiple markets.

The Ask:

If you have ideas and supporting technologies that you believe can deliver disruptive services & solutions to this challenge, we want to hear/partner with you. Where there is a good fit, we are looking to drive agile in-market pilots in AMA with the goal of scaling successful services & solutions. All ideas and submissions will be fully reviewed by our team.


Brief #2: Fem Tech – Enabling Technologies to Track & Diagnose Women’s Reproductive Health

Submission Link: bit.ly/3y7e3ck

Business Background:

Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) is a leading medical device and FemTech company and is a 50-50 joint venture between P&G and Abbott. Its hero brand, Clearblue, is the global leader in home-use pregnancy and ovulation tests around the world. Clearblue was invented in 1985 and it brought to the market breakthrough technologies such as the first one-step at-home pregnancy test, lateral flow tests that can detect pregnancy in just 1 minute, digital pregnancy tests communicating the results unmistakably in words, fertility monitor with touch-screen- device, connected ovulation tests, etc. SPD also owns the Persona brand, a hormone-test-based contraception medical device available in Europe.

Business Challenge / Needs Definition:

SPD’s global leadership team would like to explore the enabling technologies to detect women’s pregnancy and/or fertility state (menstruations, ovulation period, ovulation confirmation, etc.) in an accurate, easy-to-use way that enables early prediction or effortless & continuous monitoring in the privacy of their home. Hence, we are looking for technologies that can work together or replace a urine test with lateral flow assay, as the gold standard in accuracy and ease of use.

There are several key areas where we would like to focus on finding innovative solutions including those that can enable the consumers to monitor, track & analyze specific physiological (heart rate, heart rate variability, temperature, oxygen saturation), voice, facial changes as well as changes in other biological matrices (sweat, breath, saliva, bodily odors/volatiles). We are also interested in combining existing and/or multiple new technologies.

The geographic focus of this brief is global.

Relevant technology domains may include, but are not limited to:

Voice Recognition

Breath Analysis

Always-on temperature measure & analysis

Facial Recognition

Detailed heart rate variability measure & analysis

Wearables

Olfactory Recognition

Patches

 

At-home Body fluid analysis (blood, saliva, sweat, vaginal discharge)

   

The Ask:

If you have ideas and supporting technologies that you believe can be disruptive and are looking to drive agile in-market pilots across the world with the goal of scaling successful services & solutions, our team will be happy to work with you. All ideas and submissions will be fully reviewed by our team. We want to hear from you and partner with you.

Deadline: June 21, 2021
Posted on: June 1, 2021

P&G is looking for new approaches and technologies that can help them to address key business challenges/opportunities. The following innovation briefs will provide a high-level overview of specific business goals and needs, as well as a high-level overview of what they are looking for in a solution.

Process Overview:

  • All responses will be reviewed, and you will be notified as to whether the response has been accepted for further consideration.
  • If accepted, you will be contacted by a Pilot44 Research Analyst to schedule a meeting to present additional detail on your company and solution as well as, where applicable, to provide a demonstration of your product.
  • If contacted for next steps, additional detail on the client needs will be provided during at that time, as well as additional information on the review, selection and reward process.
  • You can send any specific questions to submissions@pilot44.com

If you would like to submit a solution to one of the following four briefs, please submit responses at the associated link AND submit here and we'll try to to help you get status on your application.


Brief #1: Pallet Movement & Picking Automation

Submission Link: https://bit.ly/3oNuRAX

Business Background:

P&G business in AMA is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The challenge now is to improve productivity as volume increases from production line as well as demand on customer shipments.

Today, full pallet movement operations (to and from racks) in AMA are designed as per the basic normal process of inbound put- away and outbound picking for local shipments. This includes:

  • Unloading pallets from and Loading pallets onto trucks
  • Moving inbound pallets from unloading to racks
  • Picking cases and/or pallets from racks and transporting to loading areas or line operations

There have been initial efforts to improve productivity, such as implementing zoning apps; however, none of these efforts involved automation. The desired solution will automate existing processes or eliminate the need for non-critical processes.

Business Challenge / Needs Definition:

P&G is looking for partners that can help launch affordable automated innovation to achieve a significant headcount reduction while improving productivity inbound and outbound operations in DC by April 2022.

Initial areas of interest for scoping:

Picking Automation (incl. software solutions)

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR)

Robotic Loading/Unloading Systems

Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV)

Robotic Indoor Transportation Systems

Scanning Tools & Wearables

Warehouse Layout & Operations Optimization

Palletizing solutions

Piece Picking

Smart Pallet

Voice Picking

Smart Forklift

The desired outcome is a pilot or partnership with P&G to show proof of concept (POC) of the solution. The partner must be able to activate immediately in the Philippines and/or Japan. If successful, the pilot solution or partnership could lead to a longer-term relationship across multiple markets.

The Ask:

If you have ideas and supporting technologies that you believe can deliver disruptive services & solutions to this challenge, we want to hear/partner with you. Where there is a good fit, we are looking to drive agile in-market pilots in AMA with the goal of scaling successful services & solutions. All ideas and submissions will be fully reviewed by our team.


Brief #2: Fem Tech – Enabling Technologies to Track & Diagnose Women’s Reproductive Health

Submission Link: bit.ly/3y7e3ck

Business Background:

Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) is a leading medical device and FemTech company and is a 50-50 joint venture between P&G and Abbott. Its hero brand, Clearblue, is the global leader in home-use pregnancy and ovulation tests around the world. Clearblue was invented in 1985 and it brought to the market breakthrough technologies such as the first one-step at-home pregnancy test, lateral flow tests that can detect pregnancy in just 1 minute, digital pregnancy tests communicating the results unmistakably in words, fertility monitor with touch-screen- device, connected ovulation tests, etc. SPD also owns the Persona brand, a hormone-test-based contraception medical device available in Europe.

Business Challenge / Needs Definition:

SPD’s global leadership team would like to explore the enabling technologies to detect women’s pregnancy and/or fertility state (menstruations, ovulation period, ovulation confirmation, etc.) in an accurate, easy-to-use way that enables early prediction or effortless & continuous monitoring in the privacy of their home. Hence, we are looking for technologies that can work together or replace a urine test with lateral flow assay, as the gold standard in accuracy and ease of use.

There are several key areas where we would like to focus on finding innovative solutions including those that can enable the consumers to monitor, track & analyze specific physiological (heart rate, heart rate variability, temperature, oxygen saturation), voice, facial changes as well as changes in other biological matrices (sweat, breath, saliva, bodily odors/volatiles). We are also interested in combining existing and/or multiple new technologies.

The geographic focus of this brief is global.

Relevant technology domains may include, but are not limited to:

Voice Recognition

Breath Analysis

Always-on temperature measure & analysis

Facial Recognition

Detailed heart rate variability measure & analysis

Wearables

Olfactory Recognition

Patches

 

At-home Body fluid analysis (blood, saliva, sweat, vaginal discharge)

   

The Ask:

If you have ideas and supporting technologies that you believe can be disruptive and are looking to drive agile in-market pilots across the world with the goal of scaling successful services & solutions, our team will be happy to work with you. All ideas and submissions will be fully reviewed by our team. We want to hear from you and partner with you.


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