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.
  • Eligibility selection. The PITCCH team assess the eligibility of SME proposals.
  • Final selection. Big corporations select the best applications and invite you to pitch your solution. PITCCH assists you with preparation sessions.
  • Find a technology centre. The Technology Centre appointed by the SME receives a financial award of €10k to provide support services to the SME. 
  • Start of collaboration. Go forth and start your collaboration with EU financial support!
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Challenge Journey

PITCCH timeline for the 2nd challenge launch
Call for corporate
15 June – 10 September
1 October
Call for solution
1 October - 22 November
BCs evaluates
SMEs’ proposals
22 November - 6 December
Pitch Day

January 2022

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

Win a financial award

The winning SME receives a financial award of €5k from the PITCCH project to implement the innovation activities and support services by the chosen Technology Centre in the volume of €10k.

Get free consultancy services

PITCCH technology centres offer consultancy services for the winning SME or Startup.

Process facilitation

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

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 do 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!