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Join us for a live webinar with PepsiCo to learn about its latest funding opportunity on Halo. You can review the opportunity in advance here.

The webinar is hosted by Sameer Talsania, PhD, Senior Manager of External Innovation, and Ted Rivera, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist. Following a brief presentation, they will be available to answer questions directly from researchers. 

Relevant expertise: Food science, Water treatment, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering, Materials science

Who should attend: PIs, Postdocs, PhD Students, University administrators

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What technologies and approaches are of particular interest 
  • What are the must-have versus preferred requirements 
  • How PepsiCo can help bring your innovation to the world

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Sameer Talsania, PhD
Senior Manager, External Innovation

Sameer is a global R&D leader with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage and materials. At PepsiCo he focuses on breakthrough innovation through the scouting of new technologies and developing strategic partnerships with external collaborators.  

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Ted Rivera, PhD
Senior Principal Scientist

Ted has 28 years of experience in the Food Industry. He is a Juice Subject Matter Expert and works witin PepsiCo's R&D Science & Technology Product Innovation Team. His current areas of focus include: exploration of bioactives/functional ingredients to add natural benefits to juices, reduce sugars/calories from juice blends, and leading productivity projects to improve margins.