In line with Unilever’s cleaner choices agenda, they are seeking new technologies/materials that can be used to deliver better/comparable whiteness benefits on fabrics compared to commonly used fluorescers like DASCC*. New technologies/materials should be biodegradable and manufactured using green raw materials.
Sustainability Partnerships and Open Innovation Submission Portal hosted and managed by yet2.com on behalf of Unilever. In this Portal, you will be able to submit details of your innovations and solutions to Unilever WANTS and Competitions. All the information you provide will be evaluated and the process managed by yet2.com to provide you a consistent point of contact during the submission process. We request that all information you provide in these initial stages imposes no obligation of confidentiality for Unilever or yet2.com. If your submission passes our screening criteria, all your details will be passed to Unilever for further internal detailed review. Prior to any confidential discussions, you will be asked to sign a separate, further Agreement with Unilever so that any confidential information, that is subsequently shared, is protected.
- Weight and cost efficient
- Comparable/better performance to fluorescers
- It should not have any gross negative on consumer fabrics (like spotting & staining)
- Compatibility /Stability in powder detergent formulation
Material with Green chemistry and biodegradable with single wash whiteness boost as current fluorescers (DASCC)
What We Are Not Interested In
- Technologies that have Safety concerns
- Non-biodegradable materials
- Materials that are not compatible with detergent powders
*DASCC: Diamino stilbene cyanuric chloride
Awards:- There will be no reward for your submission on Technical Challenges in the initial stages. However if Unilever decide to pursue a submission, they will proceed with a mutually agreed contract and therefore related commercial terms on a case by case basis. This could include for example (but not limited to) product supply, license, Joint Venture, technology acquisition, patent acquisition etc.
In the case of Competitions, rewards will be detailed in advance as part of the competition terms.