Reformulating With Natural Preservatives
Preservatives are used broadly in home, personal care, food, and beverage products to ward off pathogenic organisms and slow spoilage. They contribute to extending a
Natural Products Partner Search
Projected to exceed $3 billion (USD) by 2025, the natural personal care market represents a huge opportunity for CPG firms. Many of our clients are
Landscaping Innovative, Natural Colorants
R.O.Y.G.B.I.V. is the common acronym for all the colors in the rainbow, one of the most natural sources of color in the world. Wouldn’t it
Microbiome-targeted ingredients: Opportunities for product line expansions
The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an increased awareness of our microbial environment and of the impacts that our personal microbiomes can have on our gut
Reduced Impact Products That Support Line Extension
Over the last several years, innovative concentrated product formats have taken off: gels, liquid cartridges, powder concentrates, and tableted concentrates. For many of our clients
Waste Valorization and the Triple Win
Are you considering product lines that use discarded material? Do you want to better understand the opportunities related to waste valorization? Do you need help finding value in by-products or remaining materials from a manufacturing process. Learn how we work with clients to do so.
Empowering Impact Investment Decision-Making
How does a global philanthropic leader—whose investments and influence span the globe—build an effective progress monitoring and learning system to improve impact? Learn how we designed and built a multifaceted monitoring and learning system that supports our client’s work, that is sustainable, and that is flexible. The system improved our client’s internal processes and positioned the organization client—and the projects in which they invest—for greater long-term impact.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Ecosystem
How are innovation, entrepreneurship, and the ecosystem interconnected? What is the innovation ecosystem’s role in innovation? Is there a tie between entrepreneurship and innovation? Innovation Advisor Tawanda Muzhingi answers these questions and more, and provides examples that support his point of view.
New Product Development and Plant-Based Ingredients: Overcome the Obstacles
Are you struggling to resolve the hurdles of using plant-based ingredient in your portfolio? What’s the impact to consumers of inconsistency in plant-based ingredients? Does the emerging science complicate new product development with these ingredients? And is it important to have multiple stakeholders involved as you look for solutions to the challenges of plant-based ingredient use? Read on for answers.
Strengthening the Philippine Innovation Ecosystem
Can a nation promote economic growth by connecting to the innovation ecosystem? Since 2013, we’ve participated in implementing the Philippines’ Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, which bolstered the country’s innovation ecosystem. Read about our work facilitating economic growth by connecting an organization to its innovation ecosystem.
Why Build an Innovation Ecosystem?
In collaboration with clients, we work to strengthen their innovation ecosystem to become the connective tissue that allows innovation to thrive. When we connect clients–commercial and government–to their innovation ecosystems, we also solidify their competitive positions. Read about our work to create a roadmap to support Guatemala’s innovation ecosystem
Domestic Supply Chains: What’s In Store in 2022?
In 2021, COVID exposed significant risks associated with our modern logistics and the sourcing practices of our domestic original equipment and consumer product manufacturers. Today’s supply chains are complex, global systems designed to access the lowest-cost, often offshore suppliers. Predictions for 2022 are that supply chains will continue to be challenged. At the same time, Steve McManus sees positive signs for U.S. manufacturing and domestic supply chains.