P&G have the final decision re. who is invited:
For every inknowvation@work event, we go to considerable trouble to winnow down to that population of 200-300 SBIR-involved firms which our system data suggests have the relevant skill sets to tackle some part of the particular Tech Seeker areas of interest.
Given our extensive role as a trusted intermediary, we always have a fair amount of influence in getting invitation to firms which may not be on the working list close to event and that we think really should be at-event. However, in the final analysis it is P&G personnel who make the call re. with whom they wish to meet. Bear that in mind as you come onto the site and prepare your submission materials. Also note that on these occasions, last minute additions to the invite list are rare. On these occasions, the final listing is usually closed 2-3 weeks pre-event. We know you have other demands on your time - but be careful not to lose out by not getting into the system in timely manner.
Key to invite decision is perceived relevance of SBIR awardee skills sets and capabilities to P&G Healthcare interests. White Papers are your way of setting out your store. What is a White Paper? Some listed Topics here are quite narrowly specific; others more open-ended. To that end, TWO types of White Paper are assumed.
Topic specific: You have technology and/or capabilities relevant to a specific topic (or two-three related topics).Using WP Template in your Private Work space, you take that narrow focus. Addressing more than ONE related Topic, simply cite those in prepared piece rather than offer multiple versions of same. ...more
General overview: P&G having opted to assume a longer term focus (5-7-10 years), by definition there is overlap between several of the working topic ideas and many assume some need to be further back in the development cycle. Where this would be the basis of your innovation@work discussion, your White paper(s) may well be more broadly scoped. These papers should be submitted to the First Listed Topic - Context setting, cross-project enabling capabilities. ...more
Reviewers: Each division of P&G will, in major part, review WP submitted only to their own topics. Cross-reference pre-event of your discussed capabilities to other divisions cannot be assumed. If your expertise crosses business boundaries, therefore, submit relevant White Papers for consideration by each set of reviewers. ...more
In support of products P&G already has in the respiratory care marketplace - some for very long periods of time - the Respiratory Science Center (RSC) is that part of the P&G Health Sciences Institute focused to bringing the latest achievements in science and technology to develop and support current and new P&G products.
This work includes Getting to the source of the medical condition.
RSC carries out extensive research into the pathophysiology of upper respiratory tract disorders in order to understand the underlying causes of these diseases potentially to support even more effective treatments. The Common Cold and Allergies are the most common pathologies of the upper respiratory system. Indicative of that, the following short list describe the broad topic areas of interest.
P&G are interested in hearing from - and potentially meeting with in November - SBIR awardees with capabilities and ideas relevant to any one of these areas. Think of these are being much like the NIH areas of interest seeking investigator initiated work.
Number of Broad Topics to date: 8
Check topics of interest. Add to My Work Area button at bottom of listing will move these to your on-site office for attention at your convenience.