RTO Challenges

Collaborate on Ambitious Research Projects

SAIRA enables joint R&D projects of WAITRO member RTOs resulting in innovative solutions that solve challenges and contribute to sustainable development. Although some projects arise out of a funder's priorities (»top-down«), others are generated by local RTOs in search of solutions (»bottom-up«).

How RTO Challenges Work

STEP 1 DEFINE & CREATE

»top-down«: WAITRO researcher identifies funding opportunity for research project and creates »top-down« R&D project on SAIRA.

»bottom-up«: WAITRO researcher defines challenge or develops project idea and creates a »bottom-up« R&D project on SAIRA, independent of funding opportunities.

STEP 2 SUBMIT & SEARCH

WAITRO researcher uses SAIRA’s broadcast search for WAITRO partner(s) by publishing a project idea or challenge.

WAITRO partners identify project ideas or challenges, describe potential contribution and express interest in collaborating by submitting a proposal.

STEP 3 RECEIVE & PICK

WAITRO researcher receives proposals from WAITRO partner(s).

WAITRO researcher starts talks with potential WAITRO partners based on submitted proposals and selects WAITRO partner(s) by accepting proposal(s).

STEP 4 AGREE & CONTRACT

Project team agrees on terms and conditions of a collaboration and opens a workspace on SAIRA.

STEP 5 COLLABORATE & SHARE

Project team uses SAIRA for project management, develops joint project outline and applies for funding.

Project team shares their success story on SAIRA.

Who RTO Challenges Are for?

WAITRO researchers seeking collaborations with other WAITRO partners to turn ideas into reality and global challenges into sustainable solutions.

Do You Want to Create an RTO Challenge?

Have you Identified a Funding Opportunity?
Have you Identified a Challenge?

Create a »top-down« RTO Challenge

If you have identified a funding opportunity for an international research project, SAIRA’s RTO Challanges give you an easy tool to find the perfect partner to complement your work. SAIRA pushes international collaborative research to generate knowledge, extend the range of applicability of already existing technologies, and fosters mutually beneficial partnerships that contribute to sustainable development. Register as a WAITRO member and create a »top-down« R&D project on SAIRA.

Create a »bottom-up« RTO Challenge

Knowing the specific context of a challenge and collaborating with local communities is crucial for any project to succeed. SAIRA gives you the opportunity to form international partnerships based on locally identified needs and challenges. SAIRA's RTO Challenges enable the development of solutions that solve challenges and foster local capacities in R&D. Register as a WAITRO member and create a »bottom-up« R&D project on SAIRA.
Have you Identified a Funding Opportunity?

Create a »top-down« RTO Challenge

If you have identified a funding opportunity for an international research project, SAIRA’s RTO Challanges give you an easy tool to find the perfect partner to complement your work. SAIRA pushes international collaborative research to generate knowledge, extend the range of applicability of already existing technologies, and fosters mutually beneficial partnerships that contribute to sustainable development. Register as a WAITRO member and create a »top-down« R&D project on SAIRA.
Have you Identified a Challenge?

Create a »bottom-up« RTO Challenge

Knowing the specific context of a challenge and collaborating with local communities is crucial for any project to succeed. SAIRA gives you the opportunity to form international partnerships based on locally identified needs and challenges. SAIRA's RTO Challenges enable the development of solutions that solve challenges and foster local capacities in R&D. Register as a WAITRO member and create a »bottom-up« R&D project on SAIRA.

Benefits for WAITRO Members

Share Ideas

Researchers can share their project ideas based on local challenges or identified funding opportunities on SAIRA. 

Get Connected

Researchers get easy and quick access to the entire WAITRO network of RTOs around the globe. 

Choose the Right Partner

Researchers can choose whom to collaborate with based on proposals submitted to them.

Disseminate Research Results

Researchers get the chance to easily disseminate and implement their research results on a global scale.

Ready to Get Started?

Collaborate for sustainable development. Register on SAIRA to establish partnerships that shape the future.