TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH FOR COMPANIES & SMEs

INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES

FINDING THE RIGHT PARTNER ISN'T EASY. USING SAIRA IS.

Integrating external knowledge within the internal innovation chain is crucial for companies and SMEs to stay competitive. With the increased globalization of R&D markets and services innovative ideas can often be found outside a companies’ or a SMEs’ boundaries. Open innovation is an efficient way to identify external ideas to solve technical problems or develop innovative technologies that will improve your business.

SAIRA IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OPEN INNOVATION PLATFORMS.

OUR APPROACH

CHALLENGE

If you want to solve technological challenges and improve your business, but need complementary knowledge and technology, you have to find the right partner.

But finding the right partner isn’t easy.

SOLUTION

Using SAIRA is. SAIRA is a cost- and time-effective platform that enables R&D collaborations. Upload your Challenge and get connected to scientist and engineers working at research and technology organizations in more than 75 countries and find the right partner.

IMPACT

Collaborate with new partners to solve your challenges and maximize market opportunities. SAIRA enables promising partnerships resulting in shared value at intersection of corporate performance and research and development.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1 START YOUR INNOVATION JOURNEY
  • »REGISTER AS INDUSTRY« and create your profile or login to your account
  • The use of SAIRA and its services is completely free of charge
  • Click on »CREATE AN INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE« and start your technology & partner search
STEP 2 PREPARE YOUR TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH
  • Fill out the form describing your industrial challenge
  • Descriptions only contain non-confidential information but should outline potential implementation options to activate know-how and experience of researchers
  • »SAVE« your project (industrial challenge)
STEP 3 SUBMIT YOUR TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH
  • Open your created project by clicking on »SHOW PROJECT« and verify that you are not submitting any confidential information
  • Invite other coworkers of your company to join the project team
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and »PUBLISH« your challenge
STEP 4 RECEIVE & DISCUSS PROPOSALS
  • Receive proposed solutions submitted by R&D experts (researchers)
  • Contact respondents, discuss proposals, and seek more information
  • Execute NDA with selected respondents to exchange confidential information
STEP 5 CHOOSE A PARTNER & COLLABORATE
  • Select R&D expert and agree on terms and conditions of a collaboration (collaboration format including financial, legal. etc.)
  • »ACCEPT PROPOSAL« and open a workspace on SAIRA
  • Use SAIRA for project management
STEP 6 SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORY ON SAIRA
  • Gain visibility by sharing the outcome and highlighting the impact on sustainable development of your collaboration (voluntary)

COLLABORATION FORMATS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WITH RTOs

Working with RTOs offers companies and SMEs the opportunity to use external knowledge for better management of internal knowledge and to outsource R&D to create disruptive or incremental innovation. Benefit from contract research or other collaboration formats, such as technology licensing, joint developments, or research and training programs (RTP).

GET STARTED

READY TO FIND TECHNOLOGIES & PARTNERS?

By saving time and resources identifying technologies and partners, SAIRA provides real competitive advantages. Register for free as INDUSTRY or login to your account and identify R&D experts who are eager to develop customized solutions for you.