coLab tech

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. With CoLab Tech, Mondelēz International is looking to engage with start-ups that offer disruptive SUSTAINABILITY, FOOD TECHNOLOGIES and PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES solutions that address our top technical challenges. Through this start-up engagement program, we will offer start-ups new tools, mentoring and connections to accelerate their growth journey.

The selected class will also receive a stipend to support its travel costs to meet us at a final showcase event at the end of the Program. Applications for CoLab Tech are now closed. However, we are still interested in learning about new technologies. If you have a technology that is of interest to Mondelēz, please visit the Innovate With Mondelēz Hub.

What We Are Looking For

Sustainable Technologies

Regenerative agriculture
Technologies to address input use & efficiency

Sustainable dairy ingredients
Dairy ingredients with less environmental impact

Renewable process energy source/more efficient energy use
Next gen ovens
Technology for sterilizing & dry roasting cocoa beans

Food Technologies

Increased shelf life
Multi texture experiences

Ingredient innovation
Alternatives for nutrients of concern
Disruptive ingredients

Sugar reduction
Sugar reduction while maintaining texture

Smart formulation/digital augmented R&D
AI for complex products and processes

 Food safety
Faster, reliable, inline identification of contaminants

Novel sensory experiences for snacking

Process Technologies

E2E manufacturing flexibility
ML/AI for flexibility in the manufacturing process

Heating & cooling technologies
Mold materials with improved thermal properties
More efficient heating & cooling for biscuits and chocolate

Automated manufacturing
In line sensor technology
Real time data analysis

The Program

CoLab Tech is open to US and Europe based start-ups who have reached a minimum viable product in their development process and have a minimum number of 5 employees (start-ups with diverse and minority board members will be a plus for selection).  CoLab Tech is a consecutive 12-week program that begins in Fall 2023. It is comprised of:

  • Virtual Curriculum.
  • Customized problem solving, 1:1 mentorship, participant share-outs and access to Mondelēz International senior leaders, experts and development capabilities.
  • In-person workshop – an opportunity for start-ups to present to key stakeholders.

We're always hungry for new ideas.

We'd love to hear more from you. Let's connect.

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