SIGCUBATOR

Turning today’s ideas into tomorrow’s commercial reality

SIGnite your idea!

PLANTING THE SEED
FOR FUTURE GROWTH

Small companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs can change the food and beverage industry with just one small idea.

SIGCUBATOR can take your idea on a ‘consumer-centric’ journey, from testing prototypes in our test center in Germany through to successfully launching to market.

SIG is here to help – giving you advice, expertise, consumer-focused insights and access to an extensive global network.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TOGETHER

Lifestyles are changing and with this consumer expectations are high, from healthy ingredients to convenient on-the-go packaging solutions.

Working together we can launch innovative, sustainable and differentiated long-life products for a fast-paced mobile generation.

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP

We’re looking for like-minded partners, who share our vision for delivering nutritious food and beverages that excite and improve peoples’ lives in a sustainably packaged way.

Are you ready to go on this journey with us? We can support if…

…you have a concept idea but need a supporting partner to grow it & make it commercially ready…

…your product concept is ready-to-go but you need a fitting packaging solution…

…or it’s simply time to make a difference with an eye-catching packaging design.

THIS IS OUR PACK

combidome

It is suitable for filling liquid dairy products (all kinds of plant-based) and non-carbonated soft drinks (such as juices, teas, etc.)

The benefits of a carton

Renewable. Sustainable.

Renewable raw material

The carton composite from which the entire carton pack is made, from the base to the eye-catching yet practical dome, contains around 75% paper board which is made from the renewable raw material of wood.

Best CO2 performance

That’s a factor that’s good for the planet – and good for business too. SIG ordered an independently verified, ISO-compliant lifecycle assessment to check the environmental performance of combidome packs. It showed that, over their full lifecycle, combidome cartons generate 41% less CO2 than disposable PET multilayer bottles, 28% less than disposable PET monolayer bottles and 75% less than disposable glass bottles.

Are you interested in a different format? Ask what other ones we offer.

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

We believe in working together in partnership. Our team of experts will be there to support and guide you through the most crucial period of your innovation: from creating a prototype through to a final product and package concept that’s ready for consumers.

We can help you to define your concept recipe

Our global network of ingredient suppliers will help you achieve the perfect recipe.

Prototype your product together

Running a production of food-safe products in carton packaging, targeting consumer testing, test listings to commercially validate your concept idea

Learn together

Gain access to our global market insights & packaging expertise, design development team, and receive consumer research support

Future support

through our global co-packing network, we can help to define your route-to-market and help you on your way

HOW SIG CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE: OUR OFFERING

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We can fill with any food or non-carbonated beverage product, from dairy, to juice, to plant-based drinks

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We can produce drinkable snacks including oats, fruit pieces, etc.

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We have a wide volume portfolio

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It’s all about getting your product off the ground – we offer smaller lot sizes, anything up to 10,000 liters is perfect

MEET OUR
START-UPS

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The UK-based start-up “GROUNDED” reached out to SIG to get support in getting their innovative concept idea – a plant-based coconut milk drink with cocoa & the pure plant power of pea protein – ready for the market.

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GROUNDED convinced SIG with its concept & its launch-to-market plan.

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GROUNDED filled two SKUs in SIG’s combiLab in Linnich.

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Grounded’s new protein shakes are available from their online store (www.grounded.co.uk), and on shelf in Selfridges, Planet Organic & premium UK-based gyms.

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Innovative Belgian start-up Tiptoh is launching a new range of pea protein drinks with the support of SIG and Olympia Dairy.
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Their pea-based drinks are groundbreaking for the Belgian market and will shake up the plant-based beverage product segment, which is largely dominated by soy and almond drinks in the region. Tiptoh developed their products with the Belgian foodlab “Proof”.
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The expert teams at SIG and Olympia Dairy helped from prototype testing to the final product and sustainable packaging concept.
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The SIGCUBATOR program sponsored the start-ups’ test filling of two varieties at Olympia Dairy.
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For purchasing the products and for more info please visit https://tiptoh.eu. Go and check them out!
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UK-based start-up The Good Pea Co is launching two pea-based drinks in SIG’s combidome 1000ml packaging: Original & Barista, which has a whooping 34g of protein per carton, has 50% more calcium than cow’s milk and is fortified with Vit D, B12 and Iodine.
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With their 100% vegan, soy, nut, dairy and gluten free drinks they created their own “lip-smacking, nutritious and planet-friendly plant drink”, as they claim.
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With the help of SIG’s customer Framptons and the sponsoring of the SIGCUBATOR, they were able to fill their market-ready products.
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Get to know them better here and order their drinks today: https://thegoodpeaco.co.uk/.
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UK-based startup Bear Paw is launching flavored plant-based coffee creamers in SIG’s combidome 500ml.
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The start-up was sponsored by the SIGCUBATOR to test-fill two varieties at the combiLab in Linnich.
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Bear Paw could already celebrate a success before they have even launched their creamers: The variety “Pumpkin Spice” won the “World Plant Based Taste Award 2021” in UK.
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Find out more here: https://www.bearpawdrinks.com and follow their paw prints!

THE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE CHOICE

ALL OUR PACKAGES ARE 70% – 80% made out of liquid paperboard carrying the Forest Stewardship Council™ certification label.

ASI certified – If you cannot take it out – make it better.The very thin alu layer is ASI certified – a commitment to promote the responsible production and sourcing of ultra-thin aluminum foil in our packs.

NOTHING VENTURED

Describe your concept & vision of how you would like to see your product in the future. A PDF or ppt would be ideal)

Application Period
open until 28th February, 2022

2 weeks

To understand your concept and vision better, we will invite you for a kick-off meeting or call, depending on where you are.

Getting to know each other, coordinate & run “deal-flow” session with you

To make your first production a success, we will prepare your recipes, production method etc. in all its details.

Fine tuning
of recipe

This is where the rubber hits the road. We will produce your products in limited quantities in our facilities in Germany (Linnich) or at one of our co-packing partners

1 day
per start-up

To wrap everything up, it would be great to have a final meeting to follow-up and plan future next steps.

Individual next steps need to be defined, e.g. commercial filling in customer design packaging, further recipe finetuning etc.

SIGNITE YOUR IDEA!

Rest assured, we fully understand how precious your unique idea is and we will treat your application with the utmost confidence at all stages of the application and selection process. Intellectual property rights of your idea remain with you at all times.

Apply now to SIGNite your idea!

APPLICATION

OPEN UNTIL 28th FEBRUARY, 2022

Start your journey now! Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch to confirm your application.

Contact Us
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Let us get to know your idea.
Please include at least the following info in your documents:
- What is your concept idea?
- Why you believe in your concept?
- How far are you with the development? Do you already have a recipe?
- When would you like to ideally launch?
- What volume do you expect in your first launch year?
- How will you support the launch? *
Maximum upload size: 25MB
Word documents, PowerPoint files and PDFs are accepted. 2 files maximum. Total upload limit 25MB.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us under sigcubator@sig.biz. Please do not use this email address for submitting your application, but always the form above.

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