Open Innovation

How it works

Our Open Innovation team is dedicated to bringing the speciality food success stories of tomorrow to life; by combining our technical and commercial expertise with inspired innovators, we create partnerships designed to make sure products of the future meet their full potential.

We have many years of experience successfully combining our global customer reach, marketing, product development, and manufacturing expertise with the best speciality food ingredient innovations from academics, inventors or business partners.
Mat Wootton
VP, Open Innovation & Business, ICD, Open Innovation & Business Development
How we can help

We work with a range of external parties that have an innovative technology or product that we can help develop and/or bring to market in the following areas:

  • Sweeteners, texturants and health & wellness ingredients that challenge existing  products on the market

  • Ingredients that work well in foods without affecting taste or quality

  • Although open to most ideas, we give priority to patented new technologies

  • We’ll need to know what stage your innovation is at in the regulatory process

 

What we're looking for

Find out which sectors meet our criteria.

The Process

Find out how it works.

Interested in finding out about our New Product Development?

Our global innovation capabilities are backed up by state of the art facilities and cutting-edge technology.

Looking for investment?

If you are looking for an external source of investment, get in touch with our separately managed venture capital arm, Tate & Lyle Ventures.

At a glance

Tate & Lyle is a vibrant, global and hardworking environment. Our purpose is to Make Food Extraordinary and all our people have an important part to play in making this happen.