Open Innovation Challenges for innovative SMEs and large companies

The PITCCH project is building an open innovation network that brings together technology centres, large companies. SMEs and start-ups in different sectors. Among them: digital technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, nanotechnology, photonics, micro- and nanoelectronics and industrial biotechnologies.

In a total of 15 Open Innovation Challenges, large companies offer cooperation opportunities for SMEs and start-ups. The SMEs / start-ups will be supported by the PITCCH consortium e .g. in their pitch preparation. For each challenge, one SME/start-up is selected and supported in the development of joint Open Innovation projects.

As a project partner, Steinbeis 2i is in charge of the "Brokerage Service Portfolio" and supports the companies in their Open Innovation processes.

Project duration: 05/2020 - 04/2023

Participating countries: Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal



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