March 2019

Personalized Protein Snack or Meal

  About Hormel Foods: Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets brand-name food and meat products globally.  The company is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota where it was founded in 1891 by George Hormel. Open Innovation Challenge: Personalized protein snacks or meals [vending machine delivery]. Design a vending machine application to distribute personalized protein snacks or meals based on the identified needs of the consumer. The consumer… Read More »Personalized Protein Snack or Meal

On-Farm Cleaning Solution

  About Hormel Foods: Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets brand-name food and meat products globally.  The company is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota where it was founded in 1891 by George Hormel.  Hormel is a significant purchaser of pork and other agricultural inputs, and as well as a leading turkey producer through its Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary. Open Innovation Challenge: Hormel and Jennie-O seek a… Read More »On-Farm Cleaning Solution

Bison and Regenerative Agriculture

  About General Mills’ EPIC Product: EPIC set out to create the world’s first 100% Grass-fed meat, fruit, and nut bar. We call our product EPIC because it improves the lives of animals, regenerates our bodies, and helps heal the land. Open Innovation Challenge: Need 100% Grass-fed bison meat to support mission and business growth Scope of Solution Space: 100% Grass-fed Bison meat without the use of antibiotics or confined… Read More »Bison and Regenerative Agriculture

Stored Product Pest Detection

 About Ecolab: A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2017 sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,… Read More »Stored Product Pest Detection

Improving Traceability of Food Origin, Safety & Quality

      About Ecolab A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2017 sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the… Read More »Improving Traceability of Food Origin, Safety & Quality