TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH FOR ENTREPRENEURS

START-UP CHALLENGES

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

At critical stages of their journey, ambitious start-ups need expertise in research and development to advance their products and services. Open innovation is an efficient way to fill knowledge gaps and develop solutions that improve or scale up businesses.

SAIRA IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OPEN INNOVATION PLATFORMS.

OUR APPROACH

CHALLENGE

If you want to improve or scale up your products and services, 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 Start-Up 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 improve or scale up your business idea. SAIRA enables promising partnerships resulting in shared value at the intersection of entrepreneurship and research.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1 START YOUR INNOVATION JOURNEY
  • REGISTER as START-UP and create your profile or login to your account
  • The use of SAIRA and its services is completely free of charge
  • Click on »CREATE A START-UP CHALLENGE« and start your technology & partner search
STEP 2 PREPARE YOUR TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH
  • Fill out the form describing your start-up challenge
  • Descriptions only contain non-confidential information
  • »SAVE« your project (start-up 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 start-up 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 details
  • 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
  • »ACCEPT PROPOSAL« and open a workspace on SAIRA
  • Use SAIRA for project management
  • Form a project team with a suitable partner(s) and use your designated SAIRA workspace for efficient project management
STEP 6 SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORY ON SAIRA
  • Gain visibility by sharing the outcome and highlighting the impact of your collaboration (voluntary)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

DEALING WITH IP RIGHTS

Open innovation does not imply freely putting sensitive information at the R&D partner’s disposal. Using SAIRA means sharing your collaboration needs with research and technology organizations (RTOs) to come up with better competitive solutions.

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 START-UP or login to your account and find the right partner to complement your ideas and implement or scale up your business.