challenge
PHARMACEUTICALS
AND COSMETICS

Corporate Network of Executives

Connect and be evaluated by business executives from these organizations:

  • » 3M
  • » A.C. Camargo
  • » Abbott
  • » Abbvie
  • » Accenture
  • » Aché
  • » Air Liquide
  • » Alfa Laval
  • » Algar Telecom
  • » Aon Global
  • » Aptar Group
  • » Aqia Industrial
  • » Atlantic Solutions
  • » Atlas Schindler
  • » Avon
  • » Axxiom
  • » Basf
  • » Baumer S/A
  • » BBVA
  • » Benner
  • » BID - Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento
  • » Bosch
  • » BRF
  • » Brinks
  • » Certisign
  • » Ceva
  • » Citrosuco
  • » Clínica SiM
  • » Coca Cola
  • » Colsubsidio
  • » Corona
  • » CR Almeida S/A
  • » CSU
  • » CTI global
  • » DASA
  • » DaVivienda
  • » Deloitte
  • » Diageo
  • » Diários Associados
  • » Dow
  • » Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • » Dupont
  • » Edenred
  • » Editora Abril
  • » Electrolux
  • » Embratel
  • » Enora Leaders
  • » Exact Sales
  • » EY
  • » Farmacia Artesanal
  • » FedEx Express
  • » Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • » Fibria
  • » FMC
  • » Fundação São Francisco Xavier
  • » Furukawa
  • » GE
  • » Givaudan
  • » Grendene
  • » Grupo Boticário
  • » Grupo Familia
  • » Grupo Fleury
  • » GRUPO NAGUMO
  • » Grupo Nexxera
  • » Grupo Oncoclínicas
  • » Grupo Super Nosso
  • » Hitachi India
  • » Hospital Albert Einstein
  • » Hospital Sírio-Libanês
  • » HSBC
  • » HYPERA PHARMA
  • » Hypermarcas
  • » Ilegra
  • » Industria Eletrica Marangoni Maretti Ltda
  • » Infobip
  • » Ingredion incorporated
  • » Ipanema Indústria de Produtos Veterinários Ltda
  • » ISA CTEEP
  • » Itaú-Unibanco
  • » Johnson & Johnson
  • » Kick
  • » Kimberly-Clark
  • » L'Oreal
  • » Laboratorio Biosintesis
  • » LeasePlan
  • » Libbs Farmacêutica
  • » LUFT Logistics
  • » Manserv
  • » MATERA Systems
  • » Mediphacos
  • » Mega Sistemas Corporativos
  • » Mega Sistemas Corporativos
  • » Microsoft
  • » Milliken
  • » Movida
  • » Natura
  • » Neogrid
  • » Nitro Química
  • » Novartis
  • » Novozymes
  • » Orizon Brasil
  • » Ourofino
  • » Oxiteno
  • » Penske Logistics
  • » PepsiCo
  • » Philip Morris Brasil
  • » Pieracciani
  • » Polinutri Nutrição Animal
  • » Polpa Brasil Desidratados Ltda
  • » Porto Seguro
  • » Procter&Gamble
  • » PWC
  • » Rede D'Or
  • » Rhodia / Solvay
  • » Roche
  • » RV Ímola
  • » Sanitas
  • » Sanofi
  • » Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre
  • » SAP
  • » Sascar
  • » Sebrae
  • » Secretaria de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação de Pernambuco
  • » Senac
  • » SENAI
  • » Sintegra Surgical Sciencies
  • » Smart Fit
  • » SNEF
  • » SOCIEDAD PORTUARIA REGIONAL DE CARTAGENA
  • » Sodexo
  • » Sompo Seguros
  • » Stihl
  • » Sun Chemical
  • » Suzano
  • » Team Foods
  • » Telefonica
  • » TEVEC Inteligência Artificial
  • » Ultragaz
  • » Ultrapar
  • » Unifesp
  • » Vale
  • » Vecol
  • » Votorantim Metais
  • » Votorantim SA
  • » Votorantim Siderurgia
  • » Wells Fargo
  • » Whirlpool
  • » Wipro Technologies
  • » Xerox

This is a grand challenge jointly proposed by leading corporations interested in collaborating with startups. If you believe you can be the protagonist of the solution, register your startup:

Description of Challenge:

The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most innovative and profitable in global scale and thus one of the most competitive. Such competition for profitability increase has been leading the major companies to successive mergers or acquisitions of smaller businesses. However the pharmaceutical industry has been pushed by an increasingly faster ‘time-to-market’ of its products by impacting the growth of sales and reduction of profitability in developed markets. In parallel pressures related to the increase of R&D costs and the regulatory environment have become a difficult equation to be solved. The cosmetics sector, in turn, is dynamic and expansive. The pace of launching of new products is quite accelerated, which maintains and attracts increasingly demanding customers requiring a continuous search for innovation and quality improvement for the consolidation and strengthening of brands in the market. Thus there is a constant investment in the development of new products able to respond to the great diversity of consumers – which varies according to age group, gender and ethnics – and support to releases through communication and publicizing activities. Furthermore, the cosmetics industry has close relations with other sectors such as chemical, pharmaceutical, packaging and food sectors.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • » New active principles, medicaments and technologies in vaccines and excipients, consumables (synthetic or biotechnological) or new use / indication medicaments (possible areas: neurology, infectology, oncology, immunology, allergy, inflammation, acute and chronic pain (gastroenterology);
  • » New active principles for cosmetic products (focused in child care, oral health, women’s health, antiaging, skin and hair care);
  • » Technologies for cosmetic industry promoting diagnosis (e.g. state of skin and hair) or technologies in ingredients, formulations and others;
  • » New technologies and solutions for increase of sensorial or functional performance of products (e.g. devices, wearables, non-cosmetic products supporting the treatment, etc.);
  • » Technologies to promote research and development or tests (e.g. toxicological, in vitro, clinical testing);
  • » Applied nanotechnology;
  • » New systems for controlled release for medicaments and cosmetics;
  • » New materials or technologies in biocompatible materials;
  • » New technologies and solutions for stability of solutions and tablets (surfactants, processes);
  • » New technologies and solutions for packaging;

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