07/10/2021 - Enel

Challenge Expiration Date: November 15, 2021

Reward€15,000 for SME/Startup


PITCCH is now running the second cut-off of Corporate Challenges. Challenges from 5 Big Corporations have been published: ELECTROLUX, MONDI, SGS, SIGNIFY, REPSOL.

Enel supports PITCCH by hosting these challenges on openinnovability.com.

The 5 challenges provide contribution to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13: Climate Action
  • SDG 15: Life on Land



PITCCH, the Pan-European Open Innovation Network for Corporate Challenges in advanced technologies, is an H2020 Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement: ID 882463.

PITCCH promotes collaboration between Big Corporations, SMEs and Startups through targeted and concerted actions that take in consideration the needs of the businesses involved.

We aim to increase the competitiveness of European industry by building a Pan-European Open Innovation Network.” – quote by PITCCH-


5 Challenges have been selected and published under this cut-off, pertaining to different thematic and priority areas and seeking for different solutions based on advanced technologies.

ELECTROLUX | Challenge #1: Food Recognition APP

MONDI AG | Challenge #2: Fly Ash as feedstock to specialty materials

SIGNIFY | Challenge #3: Truly organic 3D printing material

SGS | Challenge #4: Automated Samplers for Environmental Monitoring

REPSOL | Challenge #5: Production of Bio-Butadiene from Ethanol

Meet the challenges!

Challenges are technological requests outlining the description of a technological need to develop a new product, process or service and/or to improve an existing product, process or service.

SMEs/Startups are called to propose a technological solution based on advanced technologies (as per the definition of advanced technologies provided by the ATI project).

Selected SMEs will engage in an Open Innovation collaboration with the Big Corporation to implement the project to provide a proof-of-concept, prototype or minimum viable product, depending on the requirements of the Big Corporation, in a 6-months timeframe which can afterward lead to a longer collaboration between the companies.

Selected SMEs will have to involve at least one Technology Centre (as per the definition of Technology Centre provided in the ATI website) in the implementation of the 6-months project. The Technology Centre can contribute to the development of the solution or provide services, e.g. feasibility study; technology advice; testing; validation; prototyping; technology positioning and/or access to specialised infrastructure and equipment. 


Meet the challenges!


PITCCH, the Pan-European Open Innovation Network for Corporate Challenges in advanced technologies, is an H2020 Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement: ID 882463.

It aims to build a network where technology centers act as intermediaries to forge Open Innovation collaborations between Big Corporations and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and stimulate the uptake of advanced technologies.

The PITCCH network will be supported by the PITCCH Open Innovation platform where Big Corporations can submit their Challenges, and upon selection, launch them to attract SMEs or startups proposing solutions. The PITCCH project will facilitate the scouting of the right partner and provide brokerage services (which include but not limited to: dissemination of Challenges, process facilitation, trainings, negotiation, moderation, technology advice, technology positioning) to assist the Open Innovation collaborations.

Tipologia: Challenge prize

Fonte: https://openinnovability.enel.com/projects/Pitcch-corporate-challenges

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