PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. Our complementary food and beverage portfolio enables us to provide more choices for our valued consumers; from oats andjuice and yoghurts, to snacks, dips and soft drinks. Our products are available around the world and our portfolio includes 22 brands that each generates more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.
Competences & Capabilities
We see PepsiCo’s Global R&D organization as a catalyst — transforming the company, its portfolio and the industry. Every day, R&D helps drive PepsiCo’s business by providing unrivalled technical skills and solutions to offer more enjoyable and nutritious products to more people, in more places, engendering more trust worldwide. As an academy R&D organization and a destination employer, we are able to use experts to drive science, technology and innovation thought-leadership.
Fifty percent of our team is made up of individuals with advanced technical degrees; food chemists, microbiologists, biologists, who are able to develop unexpected and unique innovations. In addition to in-house chefs, scientists, nutritionists and technical experts, PepsiCo R&D maintains a network of academic and professional relationships worldwide to partner with on everything from agriculture to flavours to biology.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
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
Representation in the sciences and technology is even more dismal with as little as 7%-9% women tech entrepreneurs in countries in Europe
The aim of the Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe 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
The intention is to innovate in the area of “savory snacks” by expanding the types of vegetable crisps
The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices
It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure
Unlike typical sensory panels and consumer surveys, they will not involve testing of sample products but creation of innovative, non-yet-existing combinations of product features and benefits
It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe
Candidates are selected using transparent criteria and will participate in 3-6 months internships
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
This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period
The following intermediate steps are required
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
The number of startups accelerated will be increased to 50 in 2019
This activity will propose a framework, consult with partners, and run five pilot programmes to provide examples of development for different constituents: graduates, established employees (technical and managerial), top talent, and entrepreneurs