Privacy Policy



1. Introduction

The Pan-European Open Innovation Network for Corporate Challenges in advanced technologies (PITCCH) Project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement nº 882463.
PITCCH project aims to increase the competitiveness of European industries by building a Pan-European Open Innovation (OI) network where Technology Centres (TCs) act as intermediaries to facilitate the establishment of structured collaborations between Large Enterprises (LEs) as technology seekers with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as technology providers and this way accelerate the market uptake of advanced technologies through different sectors.
The overall goal is to promote collaborations between LEs and SMEs through targeted actions. Technology Centres (TCs) will work closely with LEs to better understand the needs and define Corporate Challenges (CCs). 15 Corporate Challenges (CCs) will be selected and launched under three different cut-offs dates to attract and identify SMEs as potential technology providers. Three different business models for each cut-off date will be tested to understand the best approach to promote Open Innovation partnerships.
A Digital Open Innovation Platform will be developed to serve as the central brokerage service point, enabling an efficient functioning of the network. The platform will support the members of the network in scouting potential partners and in managing the requests for brokerage services. A brokerage services portfolio will be set up based on the competences of TCs and the needs of companies.
The final objective of PITCCH is to build a well-reputed network ecosystem gathering technology centers (TCs), LEs and SMEs and to achieve a long-term sustainability of the network, facilitating the establishment of OI partnerships.


The PITCCH Consortium is composed by the following partners:



2. Purpose

The purpose of this data processing operation is: subscription to the PITCCH newsletters receipt of publications and events announcements; dissemination of the PITCCH activities; information about the PITCCH project, services and contests; promotion of innovation and technology transfer; invitation to participate in survey forms and other communications activities.


3. Description of the data processing operation

The Personal Data is stored in a database of the PITCCH Consortium named “PITCCH Stakeholders Contacts Database”.


4. Data processed

The data processed, including personal data, contain the following: complete name, place of work, enterprise category and e-mail address.


5. Controller of the processing operation

AVITAMINADOS LDA (Vitamina) is responsible for the management of the data processed under this operation.


6. Legal Basis

The processing of personal data is required to contact and receive information regarding the activities developed by the PITCCH Project. Therefore, not providing the required personal data or not accepting the privacy statement concerning this data processing operation will render it impossible to register, submit or receive information regarding said activities. In accordance with the Regulation UE no. 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), where applicable, as well as any other legislation or regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to each Party relating to the use of personal data, the PITCCH Consortium assures that the personal data obtained from your submission will be incorporated into a record, property of the PITCCH Consortium, having implemented all security measures.


7. Security Measures

The PITCCH Consortium shall ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures.


8. Recipients of the data

The PITCCH Consortium will have access to the personal data, as well as the project ́s contractors and, if requested, the Program Managing Authorities (H2020).
Contractors are defined as service providers engaged by the PITCCH Consortium to perform specific tasks related to the execution of the PITCCH Project. Contractors shall have access to personal data on a specific need-to-know basis, they shall be made aware of this privacy statement and they shall undertake obligations no less onerous than those contained in this statement.
Personal data will not be used for other purposes than those described above. Except for the situations referred to in the previous paragraphs they will not be disclosed to any third parties.


9. Legality of processing

Processing is necessary for the performance of the tasks carried out on PITCCH Project, under Grant Agreement no 882463.


10. Provision, access and rectification of the data

Processing is necessary for the performance of the tasks carried out on PITCCH Project, under Grant Agreement no 882463.


11. Time limit for storing data

Records shall be retained for a period of up to 5 years after the project is terminated, or until the request for removing the personal data from our database.