Johnson & Johnson Innovation is inviting applications for its Packaging Design QuickFire Challenge: Unit Dose Technologies.
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of efforts to bring potentially groundbreaking unit dose packaging options to the market — with a focus on child-resistant, user-friendly, non-reclosable designs. Potential innovations may include both solids (tablets, capsules, and powders) and liquids (solutions and suspensions) in unit-dose formats (e.g., blisters, sachets and stick packs). Primary and secondary packaging or a combination of the two is in the scope of the challenge.
The innovator(s) with the best idea, potential technology, or solution will receive grant funding from a total pool of up to $100,000, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation — JLABS network, and mentorship from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
Main criteria include child-resistant and user-friendly packaging that covers the range of F1 through the F9; provides unit-dose non-reclosable formats; and provides greater user experience. Examples include ease of use/opening, frustration-free opening, portability, attractiveness, and novelty of the idea. Additional criteria include sustainability; easy integration into existing packaging lines with minimal modification; support to patients’ adherence; cost-effectiveness, scalability and manufacturability; tamper evidence; barrier needs of pharmaceuticals; and safety of opening and ingestion (e.g., preventing users from getting cut due to sharp edges of packaging).
Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.