A Dutch internationally operating company active in the food and beverage industry and hospitality sector has circular ambitions and looks for sorting and recycling solutions based on sensor- or hyperspectral imaging technology. Focus is on plastic, metal, paper, beverage carton, glass and textile. The company aims for a commercial agreement with technical assistance with a developer of sensor-based sorting and recycling solutions. This profile refers to an online open innovation platform.
A Dutch internationally operating group of companies is a leading provider of specialized catering services and tailor-made hospitality solutions for the business sector. From concept to realisation, from brand name to menu, and from service to ambience, the company provides their services to companies, hospitals, museums, airports, events and many more.
At the company they take their responsibility to the environment and the planet extremely seriously. They believe that the food industry in particular can play a significant role in creating a future-proof world, and this conviction is translated into ambitious sustainability objectives.
These objectives are related to minimising waste, limiting CO2emissions, breaking away from meat and fish, no unnecessary E numbers, minimal salt and sugar and the maximum amount of good fats and fibre.
To be able to reduce the waste the company looks for sorting and recycling solutions based on sensor- or hyperspectral imaging technology. The waste streams are centralized as much as possible and the focus is on the sorting and recycling of materials like plastic, metal, paper, beverage carton, glass and textile. The company already has a solution for the food waste stream.
The Dutch company aims for a commercial agreement with technical assistance with a developer and/or supplier of sensor-based sorting and recycling solutions.
The Dutch company wants to have the role of being an integrator and will deliver the final test specifications. The company feels the need for waste recycling in the whole hospitality sector.
The partner is desired to develop and deliver the sorting and recycling solution based on the sensor- or hyperspectral imaging technology.
This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an online open innovation platform till July 12, 2021. Organizations are invited to express their interest before the closing date. Interested parties can get additional information on the platform and browse freely through other submissions. However to contribute to online discussions registration is necessary. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential. Besides open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand.
After closing of the challenge, the company will select some organizations for an online meeting to explore cooperation possibilities. In case there is still need for additional solutions after closing of the challenge, expressions of interest will be treated in the traditional way.
- Type of partner sought: The company processes daily a lot of waste on 400 different smaller and bigger hospitality locations and wants to reduce the waste and reuse materials like plastic, metal, paper, beverage carton, glass and textile.
It is the companies wish that the partner will develop and deliver the sorting and recycling solution based on the sensor- or hyperspectral imaging technology. Depending on the part of the value chain that is covered by the partner activities can be:
• Developing and supplying the hardware for the sensor.
• Engineering capabilities to develop the hardware for the sorting and recycling solution.
• Software development and/or integration.
• Making prototypes of subsystems.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type of partner:
The desired partner(s) are developers and/or suppliers of sorting and recycling equipment using sensors or hyperspectral imaging technology to be able to sort and recycle materials like plastic, metal, paper, beverage carton, glass and textile.
Role of the partner:
Most important and desired added value of the partner is the realization of the measurement system that is the basis for the sorting and waste recycling of non-food materials coming from the waste stream of the hospitality sector. Depending on the position of the partner in the value chain, other activities can be the engineering of the hardware for the sorting and recycling line and software development and/or software integration.
The Dutch company has a strong desire to invest in sustainable solutions, observes an enormous need in the hospitality sector and wants to have the role of the integrator of the sorting and waste recycling lines.
Already on the market - Concept stage or available for demonstration is acceptable too.