A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses

Could your innovation become a
game-changing deal with

Procter & Gamble?


Our corporate open innovation strategy, which we call Connect + Develop, is actively seeking externally developed innovations to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the world?s consumers

P&G is a leading global consumer products company, marketing a portfolio of over 300 trusted brands which include Pampers®, Always®, Ariel®, Pantene®, Olay®, Oral-B® and Gillette®. Eighty percent of P&G brands are number one or two in their respective categories, and the platforms for our future innovation and growth.

At P&G, we?ve embraced open innovation to access the talents and resources of innovation partners around the world, from universities to other multinational companies, and create winwin relationships.

Today, more than half of our innovation pipeline involves external collaborations, helping P&G brands provide improved products or enter adjacent areas. Two of our Connect + Develop stories are highlighted here, but we want and need to do more. And open innovation at P&G works both ways ? inbound and outbound. Making P&G intellectual property and assets available to the outside world is an equally important part of Connect + Develop, and how we create win-win relationships.

Enhancing skin appearance

Expanding P&G brands into ?adjacent? areas is an important source of business growth, and a clear opportunity for Connect + Develop collaborations.

For example, P&G and Syneron Medical Ltd. recently announced an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialise home-use devices and compositions for the enhancement of skin appearance. The collaboration plans to combine Syneron Medical?s patented elo-s® based home-use devices with P&Gdeveloped compositions. The devices will be marketed to consumers under the P&G family of skin-care products and cobranded with Syneron?s elo-s® technology.

A novel home cleaning product

Connect + Develop is helping P&G brands provide consumers with new and improved ways to complete everyday tasks. Magic Eraser, a solution for removing marks around the home such as scuffs on paintwork, is one example. Magic Eraser uses a melamine foam which was first identified by P&G in Japan. P&G then collaborated with the technology provider, BASF in this case, to progress Magic Eraser to first market launch in the US, and subsequently Europe.

Connect + Develop also helped P&G increase speed-to-market. Discovery to Launch was completed in half the time of a traditional ?in-house? product development.


Connecting with

Procter & Gamble

Our corporate open innovation strategy, which we call Connect + Develop, is actively seeking externally developed innovations to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the world?s consumers

P&G?s innovation needs Whilst we?re interested in any innovation that can improve consumers? lives, from new materials to ready-for-market products to commercial partnerships, P&G brands have also identified specific solutions that we need to address our current innovation challenges. Innovations to improve product packaging or help grow P&G beauty brands are just two areas where we?re seeking external innovation. A full list of our current needs is available at

Why partner with P&G? As category and industry leaders, we believe our brands and company can be an attractive partner in the development and commercialisation of your innovation. We aspire to be your partner of choice, whether you have an innovation to share, or are interested in P&G?s intellectual property.

To help you connect with P&G, our External Business Development organisation is ready to manage Connect + Develop collaborations, from directing your innovation to the right P&G brand, through to fostering win-win relationships for those game-changing deals that meet our needs.

To learn more about Connect + Develop, review our current innovation needs, or submit an innovation to P&G, please visit

Alternatively, if you?d like to connect with one of our managers,
please contact: Tom Cripe, External Business Development

Could your innovation help grow
P&G Beauty?

P&G Beauty is a leading global beauty company with a portfolio of well-recognised brands created from our deep understanding of colour, fragrance, hair and skin science. Innovation is at the heart of the beauty industry, with a diverse set of consumer needs continuously inspiring new technologies and products. Our global brands are seeking new ways to meet consumers? needs. For example, in skin care, we?re looking for new approaches to achieve smooth skin without irritation, or new materials to diffuse light and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In hair care, we?re looking to improve the conditioning of hair through novel chemistries or approaches that work as either leave-in or rinse-out.



Do you have a solution to our top
packaging needs?

Consumers interact with each of P&G?s 300+ brands through product packaging. Whether it?s finding the item for you in-store, or the ease of dispensing in your kitchen or bathroom, winning packaging helps our brands better meet consumers? needs. P&G has important packaging innovation needs in the areas of printing technologies, design and sustainable materials. For example, in the store we?re looking to improve the decoration of packaging to create a visible impact at 2m from the shelf, and at home, we want to make bottles easier to open whilst still securing liquid tightness.

Connect + Develop is already helping P&G brands provide consumers with improved packaging solutions, such as one-use sachets for Olay® Regenerist Eye Derma Pod, or a novel wipes dispenser for Mr Clean®.