How is the process organised?

  • Registration. Join the PITCCH Platform and create a profile.
  • Application. Propose your solution to a challenge. The process is smooth and easy.
  • 1st Selection. PITCCH experts evaluate your solution and choose the 15 best candidates for each announced challenge.
  • Shortlist. If you are among the shortlisted you are invited to complete your application
  • The finals. Big corporations select the best applications and if you are one of them you can start getting ready to pitch your solution. We assist you with preparation sessions.
  • Start of collaboration. Go forth and start your collaboration with EU financial support!
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What benefits does my company obtain by
joining the PITCCH Platform?

Win a financial award

€25k in-kind contribution for innovation activities per selected SME or Startup.

Get free consultancy services

PITCCH technology centres offer on average 40 hours of consultancy services per winning SME or Startup.

Process facilitation

Meeting with winning SMEs to assess their needs to carry out the projects.

Technology advise

Assessing technical needs or bottlenecks that might arise and provide consultancy on how to operate (competences check).


Cooperation agreement based on DESCA model and Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Technology positioning

Supporting and advising on strategies for post-project strategies (single/joint exploitation, market segmentation, licensing)


Support to facilitate and assist parties in reaching amicable agreements.


On IPR management, exploitation strategies, and pitching.


What criteria does my company need to comply with to respond to a challenge?

  • Be an SME or Startup according to EU definition
  • Be a legal entity established and based in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries.
  • Be a single company, not a consortium.
SME or startup shall be working in one of the following advanced technologies: Manufacturing
Advanced Materials
Micro and Nano-electronics
Industrial Biotechnology
Digital technologies

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Get business and financial support for your ground-breaking technological solutions and start changing the world of innovation! JOIN PITCCH PLATFORM TODAY!