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Who we are

The PITCCH project aims to promote Open Innovation by building a European Network where technology centres facilitate the establishment of structured collaborations between big corporations as technology seekers with SMEs as technology providers.

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Choose your organisation type and learn about benefits for your company or community. Join us if you work for EEN local support offices, cluster, incubator, accelerator, association, network or other open innovation networks or platforms and become our Ambassador.

European priority areas and global challenges

Climate, energy and mobility
Digital, industry and space
Health
Culture, creativity and inclusive society
Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment
Civil security and society
Photonics
Nanotechnology
Micro/nano- electronics
Industrial biotechnology
Advanced materials
Advanced manufacturing
Digital technologies
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How PITCCH works

PITCCH process explained

The next round of challenges will be open in 2023.
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Call for corporate challenges
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Call for solution providers
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Technology Centres can engage with SMEs and Startups once they are a part of the Network
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Big corporations select winners and start the collaboration project with the support of technology centre

Explore open innovation challenges by PITCCH and other open innovation initiatives

Active Challenges
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Join PITCCH Platform

PITCCH platform is an effective and convenient tool to find your business partner. The big corporations can launch a corporate challenge free of charge. SMEs and Startups can register and respond to active challenges. Meanwhile, technology centres can follow challenges, offer their expertise to SMEs and participate in a collaboration project. We also welcome other organisations that would like to accelerate technological collaborations in your region or community.
ongoing collaborations

Get inspired and become the next challenge winner

PITCCH has forged 9 Open Innovation collaborations. Read below about our previous round of challenges.
ColorFabb BV & Signify
A "truly organic” printing material By ColorFabb BV & Signify with the support of CHILLAB TC Read more
AC Biode & Mondi
Fly ash as feedstock to specialty materials By AC Biode & Mondi with the support of Best TC Read more
Eye See - Glasses for remote control By Aptiv & Dropslab Read more
Smart Digital Transformer Management Solution By EFACEC & Izum Read more
Open Data systems for building environment By SPIE & Bandora Read more
"Plastic-free" recyclable packaging for liquid detergents Procter and Gamble & CO2BioClean GmbH Read more
Bio-indole for gasoline octane booster By Repsol & EV Biotech B.V Read more
Climate-friendly process steam supply in energy technologies By ENERGINEERING & Siemens Read more
Tile grout as a ceramic in advanced materials By Saint Gobain & Haydale Read more
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Efacec Case Study
Efacec Case Study – Smart Digital Transformer Management Solution

The challenger   Efacec Power Solutions SGPS, S.A. is a Portuguese energy, engineering and mobility company, comprising several subsidiaries in different international markets.   The company aims to be the preferred partner in delivering worldwide innovative and customized solutions for energy, mobility and the environment.   Challenge   Efacec launched the challenge “Smart Digital Transformer … Continued

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Join Bio-based Scaling & Finance Forum Event

Are you an SME operating in the bio-based industry that is looking for opportunities to scale up your business or innovations? The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is organising the “Bio-based Scaling & Finance Forum” in Wuppertal, Germany on 4 October, 2022.   Tech Tour, has been bringing together the most active corporates and investors in … Continued

Open Innovation Projects: The role of a Technology Centre, an SME testimonial
Open Innovation Projects: The role of a Technology Centre, an SME testimonial

In the second round of challenges, PITCCH — the Pan-European Open Innovation Network — tested a business model where technology centres could directly connect with the SMEs and offer them brokerage services.   The PITCCH project has provided funding to promote collaboration between the TC and the SMEs. So, from the PITCCH project, the SME … Continued

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