How it Works

Innovate with SAIRA

We connect key players from different arenas: researchers looking to collaborate on sustainable development projects, companies seeking R&D support, and start-ups with innovative business ideas to solve global challenges.

SAIRA in Five Steps

STEP 1 DEFINE & CREATE

Define specific needs and create a challenge or project idea on SAIRA – The Open Innovation Hub for Sustainable Development.

STEP 2 SUBMIT & SEARCH

Submit the challenge or project idea and search for partners to solve a challenge or implement a project idea.

STEP 3 RECEIVE & PICK

Receive proposed solutions from researchers and pick the right partner to start a collaboration.

STEP 4 AGREE & CONTRACT

Agree with a partner and set the terms and conditions for collaboration.

STEP 5 COLLABORATE & SHARE

Start collaboration, use SAIRA for project management and share the success story on SAIRA.

Who Is SAIRA for?

Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs)
Researchers matching challenges and innovative project ideas with technological know-how and expertise in R&D
Researchers matching challenges and innovative project ideas with technological know-how and expertise in R&D
Industry
Companies & SMEs seeking straightforward contract research with research and technology organizations (RTOs)
Companies & SMEs seeking straightforward contract research with research and technology organizations (RTOs)
Start-Ups
Innovators seeking R&D support to implement or scale unique business ideas
Innovators seeking R&D support to implement or scale unique business ideas
Donor Agencies & Investors
Donors & Investors providing financial and human capital that allows project teams to tackle challenges
Donors & Investors providing financial and human capital that allows project teams to tackle challenges

SAIRA's User Tools

SAIRA bridges the geographical and administrative gap between market needs, local challenges, innovative business ideas, and expertise in R&D by offering three easily accessible matchmaking tools for Problem Solvers and Solution Seekers.
Research Collaborations
Industrial Challenges
Start-Up Challenges

Research Collaborations

SAIRA gives WAITRO member RTOs the possibility to get directly in touch and enables the development of solutions that solve global challenges and foster local capacities in R&D. Use SAIRA to find the right partners for ambitious research projects.

Industrial Challenges

SAIRA brings R&D and the industry together. Solution seeking companies that strive for technological know-how and expertise in R&D get connected to WAITRO members who are eager to develop and deliver customized technological solutions. Use SAIRA to find the perfect RTO that meets your specific needs.

Start-Up Challenges

SAIRA paves the way to transform innovative ideas into viable solutions that create sustainable business and improve people’s lives. Use SAIRA to find the R&D partner out of WAITRO’s global network of RTOs to turn your ideas into economically sustainable solutions with potential to scale.
Research Collaborations

Research Collaborations

SAIRA gives WAITRO member RTOs the possibility to get directly in touch and enables the development of solutions that solve global challenges and foster local capacities in R&D. Use SAIRA to find the right partners for ambitious research projects.
Industrial Challenges

Industrial Challenges

SAIRA brings R&D and the industry together. Solution seeking companies that strive for technological know-how and expertise in R&D get connected to WAITRO members who are eager to develop and deliver customized technological solutions. Use SAIRA to find the perfect RTO that meets your specific needs.
Start-Up Challenges

Start-Up Challenges

SAIRA paves the way to transform innovative ideas into viable solutions that create sustainable business and improve people’s lives. Use SAIRA to find the R&D partner out of WAITRO’s global network of RTOs to turn your ideas into economically sustainable solutions with potential to scale.