CambridgeIP has extensive experience in assisting clients improve FMCG manufacturing processes and technologies, including by identifying waste reduction solutions and energy efficiency improvements.
FMCG manufacturing areas we have worked in include automation, scheduling and the transfer of novel technologies from other industries.
Areas we have investigated include, for example, production of re-sealable packets, technology allowing improved packaging ease of opening, compartmentalised portions and improved manufacture of ready to cook food products.
Additional areas include:
Machinery design â€“ The design of machines within a factory, the processes which are undertaken and the resources which machines require are all factors for consideration.
Machinery scheduling â€“ Co-ordinating machines to work in a fluid supply chain to produce the end product as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Methods of manufacture â€“ New methods of manufacturing are constantly being invented, and solutions may be available in other industries for transfer.
Clients use our Packaging Technology analysis to meet a range of business development requirements:
– Understand their patent landscape
– Gather competitive intelligence
– Formulate R&D strategies
– Identify collaboration & in-licensing partners
– Enable Freedom to Operate analysis
– Support investment cases
– Undertake M&A due diligence
– Open Innovation
– Highlight Technology â€˜white spaceâ€™
– Inform Investment Opportunities
– Technology Value Chain mapping
– Develop Technology Roadmap