Innovation Opportunities

At General Mills, we believe that there is a great opportunity for us to enhance and accelerate our innovation efforts by teaming up with world-class innovators from outside of the company. To facilitate this effort, we created the General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) to actively seek partners who can help us deliver breakthrough innovation in the following categories:

  • Ingredients

  • Temperature Control of Food During Microwave Heating

    Posted: 2013-09-16 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-11-01

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    Overheating of food can occur when microwave energy is used to warm the food. We seek solutions that address the potential of runaway heating that can occur when foods containing simple carbohydrates are exposed to microwave energy. Read More

  • Solutions for Incorporation of Whole Grain into Wheat-Based Baked Goods

    Posted: 2013-09-16 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-11-12

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    We seek novel ingredients or technologies that overcome the potential undesirable impact that can occur as a result of incorporating whole grain into wheat-based baked goods. Read More

  • Modulation or Suppression of Sour Taste Perception

    Posted: 2013-07-23 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-07-31

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    Seeking novel and highly effective, food-grade ingredients or technologies which modulate or suppress the perception of sour taste caused by the presence of organic acids. Read More

  • Packaging

  • Dispensing a Highly Viscous Liquid from Flexible Bags in a Controlled Manner

    Posted: 2014-04-09 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-07-30

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    Bag in box packages use reclosable valves to dispense controlled quantities of low viscosity liquids (e.g., wine), but can't dispense high viscosity liquids. We seek a fitment to dispense high viscosity fluids (similar to ketchup or mayonnaise) from a bag Read More

  • Alternatives to Polyethylene Coated Paperboard

    Posted: 2013-07-22 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-07-31

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    Seeking an alternative to polyethylene coated paperboard that still resists grease staining Read More

  • Process

  • Seeking Innovative Methods for Size Sorting Small Tri-Axial Ellipsoids

    Posted: 2014-06-06 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-08-08

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    We have a need for high speed sorting of two tri-axial ellipsoids that differ only in the width dimension. We would like to be able to sort these shapes into two high-purity streams at rates of 36,000 pieces per minute per square foot of floor space. Read More

  • Product

  • Temperature Control of Food During Microwave Heating

    Posted: 2013-09-16 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-11-01

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    Overheating of food can occur when microwave energy is used to warm the food. We seek solutions that address the potential of runaway heating that can occur when foods containing simple carbohydrates are exposed to microwave energy. Read More

  • Technology

  • Seeking Innovative Methods for Size Sorting Small Tri-Axial Ellipsoids

    Posted: 2014-06-06 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-08-08

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    We have a need for high speed sorting of two tri-axial ellipsoids that differ only in the width dimension. We would like to be able to sort these shapes into two high-purity streams at rates of 36,000 pieces per minute per square foot of floor space. Read More

  • Rapid analysis method to determine ice crystal size in frozen foods

    Posted: 2014-01-15 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2015-01-15

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    Ice crystal size measurement today is typically done using microscopy. We are looking for a methodology which would be quick, convenient and not require intensive material set up Read More

  • Temperature Control of Food During Microwave Heating

    Posted: 2013-09-16 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-11-01

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    Overheating of food can occur when microwave energy is used to warm the food. We seek solutions that address the potential of runaway heating that can occur when foods containing simple carbohydrates are exposed to microwave energy. Read More

  • Sustainability

  • Nitrogen Fertilizer Optimization Technologies Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

    Posted: 2014-07-14 Deadline to Receive Proposals: 2014-09-01

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    Increasing food production in an economically viable way, while retaining the ecological integrity of food systems, is the goal of sustainable agriculture. Best practices in nitrogen fertilization are one target to enable growers to meet this challenge. Read More