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A critical part of Mondelēz International's Vision 2030 growth strategy is accelerating innovation in our core categories – chocolate, biscuits and baked snacks. Our global R&D team is responsible for maintaining the excellence of our iconic snack portfolio while delivering on evolving consumer priorities – but we can't do it alone.

That's why we created CoLab Tech, a program that brings entrepreneurs together with our R&D team to advance their technologies and accelerate growth.


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What We Are Looking For

01 Packaging
  • Recyclable, high performance flexible materials
  • Materials & processes with low environmental impact
  • Premium packaging to support premium products
02 Ingredients

With applications to our core categories – chocolate & baked goods

  • Clean label (free-from)
  • Cost effective sugar and calorie reduction
  • Positive nutrition plant based ingredients that boost health credentials
  • New or novel plant derived functional actives
  • Elevated sensorial experiences (flavor/aroma/texture/satisfaction)
  • Cocoa alternatives
03 Sustainability
  • Water and energy optimized ingredient mixing and product forming solutions
  • More efficient and sustainable heating processes, including vacuum baking
  • Efficient selective concentration and recovery of compounds
  • Novel bio-gas generation and supply solutions for industry


Applicants must have a minimum viable product and at least 5 employees to participate in the 8 week program which consists of:

  • Virtual curriculum (note: the cohort will be required to participate on GMT time)
  • Access to our internal experts and network of partners
  • 1:1 Mentorship
  • Potential for proof-of-concept testing