Procter & Gamble, the consumer goods company that owns brands such as Crest, Downy, Febreze, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, and Vicks, maintains its competitive edge through in-house innovation and partnerships to develop and acquire emerging technologies.
P&G is interested in meeting startups, and we are coordinating a partnering session on March 13 at UCSF Mission Bay.
Space is limited. If you would like to explore partnering with P&G, please apply online. Applications accepted thru Thursday, February 21.
Where & When
Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th St., San Francisco)
Wednesday, March 13
Areas of Focus
P&G is interested in disruptive life science technologies for a healthy home ecosystem and environment. Below are the main areas of focus (download the detailed needs document):
Malodor prevention, reduction or blocking; microbial population control.
Non-prescription approaches to mitigate the negative physiological impacts of stress (solutions that would not be regulated as drugs) and maintain cardio-metabolic health (biomarkers, sensors, botanicals).
Big (Omics) data analytics for identifying biomolecular targets for regulation of predetermined biological functions; for example, uprregulation of collagen or inhibition of inflammatory cytokines.
Alternative methods for cost-effective production of short peptides up to 20 amino acids (fermentation or synthetic biology-based methods).
Materials that have either of the following properties: block bitter taste; provide the sensation of pleasurable touch at the time of application to the skin; modulate trigeminal nerve-related sensations including pain, cooling, warming and itch; promote dermal regeneration to address gum recession, skin aging and vaginal atrophy; maintain healthy skin homeostasis and promote desirable skin feel.