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PEPSICO
PEPSICO

Profile

PepsiCo  products  are  enjoyed  by  consumers  more  than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and  territories  around  the  world.  PepsiCo  generated  more  than  $64  billion  in  net  revenue  in  2018,  driven  by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range  of  enjoyable  foods  and  beverages,  including  22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Competences & Capabilities

PepsiCo  R&D  centres  are  located  around  the  world  and leverage nutrition, food science, engineering and consumer  insights  to  meet  our  strategy  to  continue  to  develop  convenient  foods  and  beverages  as  well  as  cutting-edge  packaging  and  equipment.    More  than  half  of  our  team  hold  advance  degrees  in  areas  including    food    science,    microbiology,    chemistry,    physics,   nutrition   sciences,   toxicology,   agronomy,   mechanical and chemical engineering, computational modelling and more.

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PepsiCo International, Beaumont Park Technical Centre, Leicester, LE4 1ET, UK

http://www.pepsico.com

Contact

Imran Afzal imran.afzal@pepsico.com
+ 44 7827 881 372

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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WE Lead Food

The WE Lead Food Programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results

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Education

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020

Overview of EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development brings together 40 participants from different backgrounds and countries, who will come together to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry

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Education

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme

The aim of the European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle real-world food system-related problems set by industry partners in a collaborative fashion

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Innovation

Quality Information Services and Dietary Advice for Personalized Nutrition in Europe

The work includes: Programming the platform functionality with additional services (apps, diagnostics) with external business partners; Proof of principle trial in two countries using an innovative App (eNutri) to deliver personalized food recommendations to consumers; Implementing the full organisational and operational structure of Quisper including Scientific Advisory Board; Active engagement of partners, suppliers and end-users

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Sustained Energy Release Starchy Food Products

The advantage of slowly digestible starch (SDS) is that it is a source of sustained glucose release and stabilizes blood glucose levels

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Education

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change

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Education

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

Students recruited at the four universities within the consortium will be exposed to unique opportunities to interact with academics, entrepreneurs and researchers, experts in different segments of the food chain

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Innovation

ThermoBlue

This proposal addresses that need, and brings together a highly competent collection of partners, each with capabilities that will deliver a technology to market

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Innovation

Healthier Tuber Snacks with Infused Nutrients

The intention is to innovate in the area of “savory snacks” by expanding the types of vegetable crisps

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Innovation

Sugar- Out, Prote- In: Application of microencapsulated sweet proteins as sugar substitutes

Sugar reduction is a major focus of the food and beverage industry

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Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) 2020

EIT Food RIS is intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure

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Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices

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Education

REPAK -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

This is an urgent need that requires tremendous collaborative efforts, in an environment still very fragmented, from municipalities recycling policies, to consumer demands, to technical challenges in supply chain and distribution, and of course, food quality and safety of the product

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EIT Food RIS Fellowships

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU! MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph

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Innovation

VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain

 Rapid methods solve this problem, but they need to be proven to work as well as the standard microbiological methods that they replace

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Education

Professional Development Advanced

EIT Food's Professional Development Framework - Advanced aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce

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Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network FAN 2020

The number of startups accelerated will be increased from 50 to 60 in 2020

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Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda 2020

These events will cover some of the food topics aligned with EIT Food Strategic objectives, to make sure that food is valued throughout society

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Innovation

PERFECT - Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies

To this day, there are no ingredients that can replace the physicochemical properties of sugar in food, such as bulking and browning, at a cost competitive with sugar

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Innovation

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams

The goal of this project is to enable companies worldwide to easily identify candidate side streams for valorisation to catalyse match-making between suppliers and buyers and to build a knowledge base for EIT Food making this European consortium a game changer in the global circular bioeconomy

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Education

Product Concepts For Less Refined Ingredients (aka “Less is More”)

A new class of plant-based ingredients produced by a combination of an air milling, classification and electro-separation process has recently been developed and become available

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Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices

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Entrepreneurship

SeedBed: The pre-accelerator program to drive the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

This programme aims at attracting teams of  would-be aspiring entrepreneurs for creation of new startups by providing the tools necessary to develop a successful value proposition

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Innovation

Application of fungi protein in the development of sustainable and healthy food products. FUNGITIME

Besides, consumer demand for products that fulfill their nutrition needs is also key for the food industry

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Seedbed Incubator

SEEDBED APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY - SUNDAY 22ND MARCH This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas

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Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector

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Public Engagement

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create and implement selected measures undertaken by food companies, food industry and others to engender both greater consumer trust in food and greater support for food companies and other food chain actors

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Innovation

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams

The following intermediate steps are required

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Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries

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Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires innovations on all levels of society and the economy

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Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system