Open innovation challenges

Browse and apply for innovation challenges that will connect you to global companies and opportunities for growth

Up to 100% funding available to solve public sector R&D challenges

Police Scotland and NHS

A partnership approach to help maximise resources to provide equitable healthcare to persons in police custody. Registration deadline 20 March 2019.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Can you help Citizens Advice Scotland produce automated, accurate communications guidance? Registration closing date 30 January 2019. Competition closes 6 February 2019.


Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK.

Opportunities to solve industrial R&D challenges

Stena Line

Port safety innovation needed that would work with a broad range of freight types, haulage companies and vessel types.

Oil & Gas Technology Centre

This open innovation programme is your opportunity to get involved in unlocking the full potential of the UK North Sea. Challenge is ongoing.


Do you have outstanding innovative business ideas that you would like to propose or further develop with Philips? Challenge is ongoing.


GE GENIUSLINK™ uses crowd-sourcing to match challenges to the right innovation solvers. Visit GE to see what challenges are currently open.


P&G is actively seeking innovation and partnership solutions across a number of programme innovation areas. Challenge is ongoing.


Naturex are looking for solutions in natural colors and flavors, natural food preservatives: anti-microbials or anti-oxidants, and clinically substantiated ingredient solutions for health & wellness.

Zobele Group Innovation Challenge

This leading home, health and personal care company is looking to partner with start-ups and entrepreneurs to find hardware devices, formulations and packaging solutions for their products.

Cuatrecasas Acelera

This Spanish law firm is looking to partner with, and help accelerate, legaltech start-ups through a four-month maturity programme. Check website for closing dates.

VivaTech Challenges

VivaTech 2019 is the world's meetup for start-ups and company leaders taking place in Paris in May. Apply for this year's innovation challenges. Closing dates vary.

NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge

NYC Mayor's Office is looking for innovative solutions to solve cybersecurity for the city's SMEs. First project deadline to submit your concept February 15th 2019.