Welcome to the first Open Innovation platform exclusively targeted to SMEs and R&D institutions of the Alpine Space!
The OpenAlps project team aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their innovation processes with external partners (= “Open Innovation”). For this purpose we offer a comprehensive range of services – free of charge, qualified, and tailored to our target group’s needs.
This Open Innovation platform is the latest addition to our service portfolio. There are two ways for you to get involved:
In case you are a small or medium-sized enterprise from the Alpine Space as defined by the European Territorial Cooperation objective you can use our platform to find external solutions to your innovation needs. As a so-called “innovation seeker” you can launch calls and publish your innovation requests. The degree of information disclosure as well as the advertised reward for successful solutions is completely up to you – but of course we are happy to give you our support and advice!
In case you are a small or medium-sized enterprise or a research and development centre from the Alpine Space as defined by the European Territorial Cooperation objective you can use our platform to present your expertise. As a first step you can take a closer look at the calls for innovation solutions. Secondly, you can pick the calls that raise your interest, elaborate and submit your own solution proposals. In case the issuing company is intrigued by your offer we will bring you in touch and assist you with starting joint activities.