How is the process organized?

  • Registration. Join PITCCH Platform and create a company profile.
  • Application. Submit your corporate challenge. BC must provide upfront a funding support of a minimum amount equal to €5k
  • Challenge selection. If your challenge is selected, you can publish it and the process of scouting SMEs will start.
  • Eligibility selection. The PITCCH team assess the eligibility of SME proposals.
  • Proposal evaluation. You can evaluate eligible SME proposals and select a finalist for the Pitch Day.
  • Pitch Day. The PITCCH team will organise an event where SMEs and Startups will pitch their ideas to your company.
  • Start of the collaboration. You choose the winner and start the collaboration.
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What benefits will my company
obtain by joining the PITCCH Platform?

What benefits will my company
obtain by joining the PITCCH Platform?


We facilitate the scouting of technology solutions to help you find the most qualified SMEs to speed up your innovation development.

Brokerage services

Free-of-charge brokerage services from the PITCCH Consortium to support any stage of the collaborative project implementation, e.g. negotiation and moderation


Free-of-charge digital platfrom handles the application process according to the best user experience practices.

ongoing collaborations

Get inspired and become the next challenge winner

PITCCH has forged 12 Open Innovation collaborations. Read below about our previous round of challenges.
Metnin Products: Bio-Based Materials Repsol & MetGen Read more
Production of Sustainable Chemicals By Eternis & EnginZyme Read more
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

What criteria do my company need to comply with to create a challenge?

  • Be a Big Corporation according to the
    EU definition
    EU Definition 1. Headcount in Annual Work: Unit (AWU) of over 250. 2. Annual turnover over €50 million OR annual balance sheet total over €43 million 3. A legal entity established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 4. Associat-ed country as defined in H2020 rules for participation. (Association to Horizon 2020 is governed by Article 7 of the Horizon 2020 Regulation.)
  • Be a legal entity established in Europe or with European headquarters.
Operates in one of the following sectors: Aeronautics & Space;
Construction and building sectors;
Consumers goods/products
Financial services;
Government and education;
Medical devices;
Process manufacturing;
Professional services;
Retail & wholesale;
Transport & Logistics;
Utilities and Oil & Gas

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