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Challenge or Be Challenged! PITCCH is a European network where Big Corporations seeking excellent technology meet SMEs and Startups capable of developing groundbreaking solutions.

We help SMEs and Startups solution providers get closer to Big Corporations

With Open innovation, a well-known concept by Big Corporations, we provide SMEs and Startups great opportunities to increase the speed of innovation and reduce time to market.

Do you want early access to a network where you can apply your knowledge or launch an outstanding challenge?

How does it work?

PITCCH promotes collaborations between SMEs, Startups and Big Corporations through targeted and concerted actions that take in consideration the needs of the businesses involved.

 

These actions are intermediated by Technology Centres that work closely with Big Corporations to define the basis for collaboration and launch the Corporate Challenges to be addressed by targeted SMEs and Startups.
Big Corporations submit challenges to the platform.
SMEs and Startups apply to be solution providers.
Shortlisted SMEs and Startups engage with Big Corporations with the support of Technology Centers.
Big Corporations select the challenge winner and they work together to develop and execute the project.

BROKERAGE SERVICES

Brokerage services for Big Corporations
Support to define technology needs.
Proactive search and identification of technical solutions (challenged based).
Disseminate technology requests through the network.
Support to translate innovation requests/offers into technical descriptions.
With SMEs, Startups and TCs.
Webinars/workshops on Open Innovation.
Brokerage services for SMEs and Startups
Active promotion of solutions and technologies.
Evaluation of the readiness to develop an Open Innovation project.
Assessment of the innovation through a feasibility study.
Identification of specialised competence to integrate or improve the solutions proposed.
With Big Corporations and TCs.
Coaching to prepare for the PITCCH and webinars on Open Innovation business models.
Common Brokerage services
Identification of potential applications and users (solution-based).
Facilitate the transaction and negotiation between SMEs, Startups and Big Corporations.
Advice to companies on IPR issues.
Assistance in the stipulation of business contracts underlying the collaboration between SMEs, Startups and Big Corporations.

Do you want early access to a network where you can apply your knowledge or launch an outstanding challenge?

WHY PITCCH?

Advanced technologies and Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are the main drivers of industry transformation.
Open innovation paradigm has proven its value in enhancing collaboration between Big Corporations, SMEs and Startups.
Co-creation is a mainstream way to reduce the financial risks associated with innovation and quickly get a competitive advantage.
Innovation, more than a responsibility of the R&D department, is a collaboration between the technological supply – and demand – side.
The collaboration between SMEs, Startups and Big Corporations is seen as an important driving force to the competitiveness of the industry at large.

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