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RB partners with Halo

The R&D team at RB has partnered with Halo innovation networking platform to request a series of innovative proposals from scientists around the world.

11 Mar 20212 minute read

RB partners with Halo, an innovation networking platform for R&D, to request R&D proposals from scientists around the world.

RB announced today that it is partnering with innovation platform Halo to connect and collaborate with scientists from all around the globe to solve our most pressing technical challenges.

Halo boasts a network of thousands of PhDs across 65 countries and six continents. It’s a marketplace and network that moves science forward by connecting scientists directly with companies for research collaborations and funding opportunities. Halo is like LinkedIn or Glassdoor, but instead of job openings, companies post areas of interest for research collaborations and scientists submit simple, standardised proposals.

RB will be working alongside scientists, startups and innovators, offering its wealth of in-house expertise and funding opportunities to researchers, who will be submitting promising proposals for addressing the following challenges:

  1. Is there an alternative active ingredient that can kill germs in high-dilution scenarios?
  2. Is there a highly concentrated and compacted detergent formula that can be safely diluted by the consumer at home?
  3. Is there a photocatalytic process and/or material that can kill bacteria using light sources commonly present in homes?

The chosen scientists will receive hands-on coaching and support from RB’s packaging, design, supply chain, regulatory and manufacturing experts, and access to a global distribution networking spanning six continents. RB will be funding up to $150,000 for six-month proof-of-concept projects with the potential for substantial follow-on investment.

“It’s a privilege to be powering RB’s latest outreach to the scientific community so it can identify new technologies, accelerate their path to market and introduce new products to the world that can have a real impact on our health and hygiene,” said Kevin Leland, CEO and Founder of Halo.

Collaborating with external scientists, startups, and universities on the most pressing innovation challenges will enable RB to develop solutions quicker and more cost efficiently.

Through this partnership, RB will collaborate with the greatest minds in the most relevant fields to truly solve today’s challenges – and stay a step ahead of tomorrow’s.

Check out the Innovation page and submit your idea