iNova Pharmaceuticals strives to be different to the average pharmaceutical company – we pride ourselves on being lean, agile, consumer-focussed and solution-driven.

While we do not have internal clinical Research and Development capabilities, we do have a fully-resourced in-house Innovation team that is responsible for driving innovation across the organisation, particularly in the area of new product development.

The Innovation team’s mission is to fast-track the delivery of next-generation formulations and formats to consumers across the therapeutic areas and regions in which we operate, and thereby deliver optimal health and well-being outcomes. The Innovation team is supported by a very experienced Operations team, who help to bring product innovations to life utilising our extensive network of external manufacturers and partners.

iPitch is our invitation to product formulators and developers worldwide to partner with us to bring new and innovative products to market! iPitch is a crowdsourcing platform, open to anyone with a product that has the potential for commercialisation according to the criteria prescribed by us within a range of set “challenges”. We are looking for efficacious, evidence-based products with innovative formulations and novel formats. We believe iPitch represents a fantastic opportunity for innovators and iNova alike. We welcome the opportunity to work with fresh thinkers and like-minded business partners through iPitch.

Applications live until 21 August 2020

iPitch Challenges

Boost Pastilles

Mouth Melts

Pocket Tissues

Face Masks

Inviting food or GMP certified manufacturers to pitch a pastille which not only delivers a mega-hit of menthol but is also enriched with ingredients such as vitamin B that supports mental performance and provides a refreshing boost.

Inviting food manufacturers or GMP certified manufacturers to pitch a refreshing mouth melt which delivers an instant burst of menthol. 

Inviting tissue manufacturers to pitch a vapour release pocket tissue which provides fast relief from a blocked nose and mild headache.

Inviting face mask manufacturers to pitch a specially designed mask which comes impregnated with natural essential oils, that helps to prevent the spread of infection, clears the nose and aids in breathing for those suffering from a cough & cold. 

Pregnancy Safe Products 

Sustained Release/Long Lasting Formats for Winter Products

Topical Pain Spray

Packaging & Dosing Device

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to drive growth for our PregOmega and Pregnavit M brands in South Africa. 

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch a sustained-release product providing longer lasting relief from upper respiratory tract ailments such as sore throats, dry/chesty coughs, cold & flu.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to drive growth for our Norflex brand in South Africa.

Inviting packaging developers, packaging designers and innovators to pitch designs or solutions to iNova for innovative packaging solutions for throat, cough, cold & flu, sinus, allergy consumer healthcare products.

Dry and Bronchitis Cough Liquid

Sinus Irrigation Systems

Cold & Flu Product Format Innovation

Cough Product Format Innovation

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients which can help to relieve bronchitis or dry / unproductive coughs.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients which can help to relieve sinusitis.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our Cold & Flu brands –  DEMAZIN brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or FLUGON brand in South Africa.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our Cough & Cold brands – DURO-TUSS brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or Pholtex  brand in South Africa.

Hayfever & Allergy Product Format Innovation

Sore Throat Product Format Innovation

Lingering Cough Lozenge

Sustainable Packaging

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our hay fever and allergy brands DEMAZIN brand in Australia, New Zealand, or RUPANASE and ALLERGUARD brands in South Africa.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our sore throat brands – DIFFLAM brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or ANDOLEX brand in South Africa.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch a Lingering Cough Lozenge that helps to suppress your nagging cough symptoms & soothe throat irritation, enabling consumers to work, play or sleep better and feel fully recovered.

We are inviting packaging developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to assist us in the journey of making our KYND brand more sustainable.

COVID-19 Related Wild Card!

Viral Guard

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and manufacturers to pitch ideas for COVID-19 related consumer healthcare solutions. We are looking for consumer healthcare related solutions and products that help our consumer in a COVID-19 context.

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients that have an Anti-Viral Mechanism of action which can help prevent cold & flu symptoms and shorten the duration of cold symptoms by blocking viruses if taken preventatively or at the first signs of a cold.

Previous iPitch Challenges

Sore Throat

Vapourising Delivery System

Wound & Scar

 Wild Card

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting sore throat treatment

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting novel vapourising delivery systems for clearing nasal congestion

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting wound and scar management

Seeking ‘wild card’ innovative ideas, novel technology or solutions in our key interest categories of throat, cough, cold, flu, sinus, allergy, skincare and feminine health to drive growth for our key brands

Boost Pastilles

Inviting food or GMP certified manufacturers to pitch a pastille which not only delivers a mega-hit of menthol but is also enriched with ingredients such as vitamin B that supports mental performance and provides a refreshing boost. 

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Mouth Melts

Inviting food manufacturers or GMP certified manufacturers to pitch a refreshing mouth melt which delivers an instant burst of menthol.

Read More

Pocket Tissues

Inviting tissue manufacturers to pitch a vapour release pocket tissue which provides fast relief from a blocked nose and mild headache. 

Read More

Face Masks

Inviting face mask manufacturers to pitch a specially designed mask which comes impregnated with natural essential oils, that helps to prevent the spread of infection, clears the nose and aids in breathing for those suffering from a cough & cold.

Read More

Pregnancy Safe Products

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to drive growth for our PregOmega and Pregnavit M brands in South Africa. 

Read More

Sustained Release/Long Lasting Formats for Winter Products

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch a sustained-release product providing longer lasting relief from upper respiratory tract ailments such as sore throats, dry/chesty coughs, cold & flu.

Read More

Topical Pain Spray

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to drive growth for our Norflex brand in South Africa.

Read More

Packaging & Dosing Device

Inviting packaging developers, packaging designers and innovators to pitch designs or solutions to iNova for innovative packaging solutions for throat, cough, cold & flu, sinus, allergy consumer healthcare products.

Read More

Dry and Bronchitis Cough Liquid

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients which can help to relieve bronchitis or dry / unproductive coughs.

Read More

Sinus Irrigation Systems

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients which can help to relieve sinusitis.

Read More

Cold & Flu Product Format Innovation

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our Cold & Flu brands –  DEMAZIN brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or FLUGON brand in South Africa.

Read More

Cough Product Format Innovation

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our Cough & Cold brands – DURO-TUSS brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or Pholtex  brand in South Africa.

Read More

Hayfever & Allergy Product Format Innovation

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our hay fever and allergy brands DEMAZIN brand in Australia, New Zealand, or RUPANASE and ALLERGUARD brands in South Africa.

Read More

Sore Throat Product Format Innovation

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch different product format innovation to drive growth for our sore throat brands – DIFFLAM brand in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, or ANDOLEX brand in South Africa.

Read More

Lingering Cough Lozenge

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch a Lingering Cough Lozenge that helps to suppress your nagging cough symptoms & soothe throat irritation, enabling consumers to work, play or sleep better and feel fully recovered.

Read More

Sustainable Packaging

We are inviting packaging developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch products or solutions to assist us in the journey of making our KYND brand more sustainable.

Read More

COVID-19 Related Wild Card!

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and manufacturers to pitch ideas for COVID-19 related consumer healthcare solutions. We are looking for consumer healthcare related solutions and products that help our consumer in a COVID-19 context.

Read More

Viral Guard

Inviting Consumer Health product developers, innovators and/or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturers to pitch innovative products or ingredients that have an Anti-Viral Mechanism of action which can help prevent cold & flu symptoms and shorten the duration of cold symptoms by blocking viruses if taken preventatively or at the first signs of a cold.

Read More

Previous iPitch Challenges

iNova iPitch – Sore Throat Challenge

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting sore throat treatment

Read More

iNova iPitch – Vapourising Delivery System Challenge

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting novel vapourising delivery systems for clearing nasal congestion

Read More

iNova iPitch – Wound & Scar Challenge

Calling for global product innovation partnerships targeting wound and scar management

Read More

iNova iPitch – Wild Card Challenge

Seeking ‘wild card’ innovative ideas, novel technology or solutions in our key interest categories of throat, cough, cold, flu, sinus, allergy, skincare and feminine health to drive growth for our key brands

Read More

APPLICATIONS OPEN 23rd Sept 2019