Open Innovation

The future of food starts here

People's desire for healthy, tasty and convenient food - which is both sustainable and affordable - plays directly into our sweet spot. We leverage our portfolio of sweetener, texturant and fortification ingredients and deep technical expertise with our network of entrepreneurial innovators to create cutting-edge solutions for the food and beverage industry. That's why we believe Tate & Lyle is right at the centre of the future of food.

Our customers increasingly rely on the innovation expertise of ingredient partners like us to solve the challenges of food reformulation and to deliver nutritional improvements and great taste. We’re committed to meeting our customers' needs and know our open innovation initiatives play a key role in unlocking the potential in innovation and accelerating growth for our customers, our partners and us every day.

If you are a start-up looking for an innovation partner with industry leading know-how in food ingredients and technology, with go to market reach and expertise... you’ve come to the right place.

We’re interested in exploring ideas for food and beverage ingredient solutions, new technologies and developments related to our portfolio or priority categories - Beverages, Dairy, Soups Sauces and Dressings, Bakery and Snacks

Tate & Lyle Open Innovation Sweeteners
Low-and-no-calorie sweeteners or other solutions that deliver sugar-like sensory experiences or that leverage the taste and functionality of sugar for use across food and beverage categories.
Tate & Lyle open innovation fibres
Cost-effective sugar replacement fibres. New fibres or proteins offering health benefits aligned to regulatory opportunities. Plant-based proteins that deliver superior sensory experiences.
Tate & Lyle Open Innovation Texturants
Next-generation and clean-label novel texturizers that deliver desirable mouthfeel and other sensory attributes experiences across a wide range of food and beverage formulations.
Tate & Lyle open innovation capabilities
Sustainable, flexible, accessible and novel products and processes that limit impact on the planet and potentially enable new ingredient solutions in priority category applications.
Ready to change the future of food with us?

We offer our open innovation partners fast and efficient feedback during the process, advanced knowledge in process scale-up and navigating complex regulatory approval landscapes, industry leadership in our core ingredient solutions portfolio and our passion to change the future of food - affordable, sustainable, nutritious and tasty.  

If you have a great idea that matches our interests and are looking for a partner that provides the benefits we offer, let’s connect! Use the contact us form below and be sure to include which of our interests you feel it best represents, who you are, what your opportunity is, and what plans you have for it. 

Get in touch to discuss how we can work together.


We invite all entrepreneurs, academics, and innovators as representatives of their organizations to partner with us by submitting a proposal that matches our areas of interest.

When describing your project, make sure you give us an overview of your innovation, telling us what it does and what commercial applications you imagine for it. What benefits does it bring? If it is an ingredient, how is it different from similar ingredients? If it is a new capability, what does it enable? Also, don’t forget to include your contact details.

No. You should only include non-confidential information in your proposal(s). We advise you to speak to an intellectual property advisor before submitting information about innovations not protected by patent or by a patent application.

Your personal data is used to provide access to submit your proposal, as well as to administer you’re the review and any further communication regarding your submitted proposal.  Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. 

Proposals are reviewed and evaluated against factors including but not limited to strategic scope, safety, sustainability, category relevance, and credibility. We aim to respond to all proposals within a timely manner.