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

Zero Emissions Heavy Duty Vehicles challenge

Apply for the Zero Emissions Heavy Duty Vehicle innovation challenge and help Scottish businesses develop innovative solutions that can support the decarbonisation of Heavy Duty Vehicles. 

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.

EuropeWave - research and development

The wave energy industry needs innovative support systems to assist the advancement of wave energy systems such as off-grid applications and mooring systems.


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

DASA challenges

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

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.