Open innovation challenges

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

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

Personalised Surgical Process for Joint Replacements

Over 3 million joint replacements were carried out in Europe throughout 2019. Could you develop a reproducible solution that transforms the surgical process towards personalised medicine?

Remote Rehabilitation Service for Isolated Areas (ROSIA)

Contribute to ROSIA - a project that will deliver a comprehensive service to patients in need of rehabilitation, new care pathways and community support.


Could you develop innovative integrated care solutions for chronic heart failure management? It should integrate a range of features to bring different care providers, family carers and patients into a shared chronic heart failure care pathway.


Can you develop a break-through solution for 100% renewable energy supply in buildings?

DASA challenges

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovative partners for R&D challenges. 


Can you develop an integrated care solution that helps meet the needs of People with Multimorbidity (PMM)? It should help ensure timely service access, co-managed care journeys and smoother transitions between specialities and sectors.

DASA - Putting the brakes on E-Scooter and E-Bike enabled crime

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for information on a solution (or multiple solutions) that can safely and reliably bring E-Bikes and E-Scooters to a controlled stop. 

Space to Innovate Campaign – Bravo Drop

The Dstl is offering contracts worth up to £400,000 for innovations that improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in space.

InnovaTIve care services to deliver QUick rEsponses (TIQUE)

Could you design a system using advanced technology that delivers quick responses to patients with advanced heart failure? TIQUE will help provide integrated care and ease pressure on healthcare sectors.

Vaccines for epidemic diseases

Apply for a share of £10 million which will fund research into vaccine technologies. The successful project will help low and middle income countries to prepare for, and protect against, potential future epidemics. 

Opportunities to solve industrial R&D challenges

Portable Robotic Material Movement

Material movement is labour intensive and high risk. Could you develop cost effective and safe solutions that will move material in confined spaces?

Water toxicity sensor challenge

Can you use current technology or devise a new sensor to measure toxins in water systems? The successful design should reduce or eliminate the need for multiple laboratory water quality measurements. 

Open Innovation Space

The UK’s space industry leader Airbus, has teamed with KBRLeidos UKNorthrop Grumman and QinetiQ to bring new thinking to future space solutions and to launch the Open Innovation – Space initiative. Interested in working with this consortium?

Leading Edge Only network challenges

Find challenges from global organisations seeking innovative solutions on the Leading Edge Only network.


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


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

Zobele Group Innovation Challenge

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