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

DASA Rapid sanitising technology for ambulances challenge

Open call for rapid cleaning technology for sanitising ambulances in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Techforce19 challenge

NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during the COVID-19 crisis.

Decommissioning of energy assets

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of satellite-based services in support of decommissioning of energy assets.

Green building services

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting tenders to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of satellite-based services applied to sustainable built environments.

Ports of the future

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting tenders to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of sustainable satellite-based services addressing the evolution of the port ecosystem.

UK seafood innovation fund

This UK Government fund aims to promote sustainable seafood production and increase productivity in the industry.

 

Mitigate the impact of wind turbines on radar technology

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovative solutions to the problems of wind farm interference on radar.

Monitor and visualise domestic household air pollution

This challenge is to find ways for households to monitor indoor air pollution and provide feedback in order for them to take action. 

Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland is seeking external experts and an innovative technological design solution for its wave energy device coupling system challenge.

DASA challenges

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

DASA Map the Gap challenge

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking innovative solutions to create a new remote system capable of surveying potential crossing sites over water.

Opportunities to solve industrial R&D challenges

Preventing liquid loss

A major UK manufacturing industry is looking for innovative solutions to prevent liquid loss from storage containers. Solutions must be applicable in a large-scale production environment.

Removing compounds from a complex liquid

A major UK manufacturing industry is looking for an innovative solution for removing long-chain esters from bulk liquids that contain a complex set of components. They’re looking for an energy-efficient alternative.

Desiccation Challenge

Innovative solutions needed to keep equipment, such as camera systems, free from internal moisture, ensuring cameras will function with little to no maintenance in all weathers and environments.

Glass to Metal Fastening Challenge

Innovative solutions needed for fast, simple and modern ways of fastening glass to metal components such as prisms and lenses to plates and within tubes.

VivaTech Challenges

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

Wiper Blade Challenge

Innovative solutions needed to keep camera system windows clean for military land platforms, ensuring cameras have a clear view of the scene in all weathers and environments.

KTN Network Challenge

Inventive thinkers needed to solve the removal of biofouling from offshore wind turbine structures to ensure safe access.

Stena Line

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

Stena Sphere

Do you have a novel, cost-effective solution for noise reduction from ship engine exhausts? 

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.

Philips

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

GE GENIUSLINK™

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

P&G

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.