Open Innovation

How it works

Our Open Innovation team is dedicated to bringing the food and beverage ingredient 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.


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.
Ralph Smith
We have many years of experience successfully combining our global customer reach, marketing, product development, and manufacturing expertise with the best food and beverage ingredient innovations from academics, inventors or business partners.
Ralph Smith
Director, Open Innovation, Innovation & Commercial Development

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.

Get in touch with our Open Innovation team