SAIRA GUIDE

SAIRA – The Open Innovation Hub for Sustainable Development

 

Table of contents

  1. Explore CHALLENGES (for researchers)
  2. Draft a PROPOSAL (for researchers)
  3. Create a top-down RTO CHALLENGE (for researchers)
  4. Create a bottom-up RTO CHALLENGE (for researchers)
  5. Create an INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE (for companies & SMEs)
  6. Create a START-UP CHALLENGE (for start-ups)

 

1. Explore CHALLENGES on SAIRA (for researchers)

After registration (as WAITRO member) and login, researchers will be directed to an overview of open challenges. Challenges are opportunities for researchers to engage in research and technology development. Challenges are posted by other researchers (see 3.1 & 3.2), by companies/SMEs (4.), start-ups (5), or non-governmental or government organizations.

You can explore all opportunities posted by researcher by clicking on RTO CHALLENGES, all opportunities posted by companies and SMEs by clicking on INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES, all opportunities posted by start-ups by clicking on START-UP CHALLENGES, and all opportunities posted by non-governmental or government organizations by clicking on NGO/GO CHALLENGES.

If you are interested in a Challenge, click on SHOW CHALLENGE  to learn more about the published challenge. If you are interested in collaborating, you can submit a proposal. You can do this by clicking on DRAFT A PROPOSAL (see 2).

2. Draft a PROPOSAL (for researchers)

  • Click on DRAFT A PROPOSAL (+)
  • Insert the following information on your proposal:
  1. Choose an acronym for your proposal (max. 24 characters)
  2. Give your proposal a catchy name 
  3. Describe your possible contribution to the project and/or propose a solution for the stated problem (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  4. State your expertise, competences and experience relevant to the project idea (max. 300 words / max. 2000 characters)
  5. Please describe the unique selling point of your contribution or solution (max. 250 words / max. 1500 characters)
  6. Please state questions or additional remarks (max. 250 words / max. 1500 characters)
  • Click on OK (safe) and proceed (you can also always come back and work on it before submitting your proposal)
  • Choose the drafted proposal in your dashboard by clicking on SHOW PROPOSAL 
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and SUBMIT PROPOSAL  
  • Congratulations! Your proposal will be visible to the publisher of the project idea or challenge.

3. Create a top-down RTO CHALLENGE (for researchers)

  • Click on RTO CHALLENGES (DASHBOARD/left Sidebar)
  • Click on CREATE A TOP-DOWN R&D PROJECT (+)
  • Insert the following information on your project idea:
  1. Choose an acronym for your project idea (max. 24 characters)
  2. Give your project a catchy name 
  3. Select a research area 
  4. Select a country (target country)
  5. Define a problem statement (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  6. Describe your project idea and explain a potential approach to solve the stated problem (max. 300. words / max.  2000 characters)
  7. Describe the expected outcome or impact of your project (max. 300 words / max. 2000 characters)
  8. What is your partners profile (max. 250 words / max. 1500 characters)
  9. Refer to the prior identified funding opportunity and the foreseen project budget (max. 150 words / max. 1000 characters)
  10. Set a deadline for proposals 
  11. Add a picture (Please add a logo or picture representing your top-down project. Pay attention to not accidentally infringing copyrights by using graphics or photos for your project profile).
  • Click on OK (safe) and proceed (you can also always come back and work on it before publishing  your project idea)
  • Choose the created project in your dashboard by clicking on SHOW PROJECT
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and PUBLISH your project idea
  • Congratulations! Your project idea will be visible for logged-in WAITRO researchers.

4. Create a bottom-up RTO CHALLENGE (for researchers)

  • Click on RTO CHALLENGES (DASHBOARD/left Sidebar)
  • Click on CREATE A BOTTOM-UP R&D PROJECT (+)
  • Insert the following information on your project idea:
  1. Choose an acronym for your project idea (max. 24 characters)
  2. Give your project a catchy name 
  3. Select a research area 
  4. Select a country (target country)
  5. Define a problem statement (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  6. Describe your project idea and explain a potential approach to solve the stated problem (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  7. Describe the expected outcome or impact of your project (max. 300 words / max. 2000 characters)
  8. Refer to specific conditions and technical specifications (max. 250 words / max. 1500 characters)
  9. Refer to potential funding opportunities and the foreseen project budget (max. 150 words / max. 1000 characters)
  10. Set a deadline for proposals 
  11. Add a picture (Please add a logo or picture representing your bottom-up project. Pay attention to not accidentally infringing copyrights by using graphics or photos for your project profile).
  • Click on OK (safe) and proceed (you can also always come back and work on it before publishing  your project idea)
  • Choose the created project in your dashboard by clicking on SHOW PROJECT
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and PUBLISH your project idea
  • Congratulations! Your project idea will be visible for logged-in WAITRO researchers.

5. Create an INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE (for companies/SMEs)

DEFINE & CREATE: Solution seeking company identifies and defines internal needs and creates an Industrial Challenge on SAIRA…
  • Click on CREATE AN INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE (+)
  • Insert the following information on your challenge:
  1. Choose an acronym for your challenge (max. 24 characters)
  2. Give your challenge a catchy name 
  3. Select a research area 
  4. Select a country (target country)
  5. Define a problem statement and describe your challenge (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  6. Describe potential approaches to addressing the challenge. Are there any solutions already implemented? (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  7. Describe the expected outcome and state the objectives of a successful problem solving process (max. 300 words / max. 2000 characters)
  8. Refer to available funding and the foreseen budget (max. 150 words / max. 1000 characters)
  9. Set a deadline for proposals 
  10. Add a picture (Please add a logo or picture representing your bottom-up project. Pay attention to not accidentally infringing copyrights by using graphics or photos for your project profile).
  • Click on OK (safe) and proceed (you can also always come back and work on it before publishing  your project idea)
  • Choose the created project in your dashboard by clicking on SHOW PROJECT
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and PUBLISH your Industrial Challenge
  • Congratulations! Your challenge will be visible for logged-in WAITRO researchers (Problem Solvers)

6. Create a START-UP CHALLENGE (for start-ups)

  • Click on CREATE A START-UP CHALLENGE (+)
  • Insert the following information on your challenge:
  1. Choose an acronym for your project idea (max. 24 characters)
  2. Give your project a catchy name 
  3. Select a research area 
  4. Select a country (target country)
  5. Define a problem statement and describe your challenge  (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  6. Please describe your business idea and its current stage of development to addressing the challenge. Are there any solutions already implemented? (max. 300. words / max. 2000 characters)
  7. Please describe challenge and your needs for technological know-how and expertise in R&D (max. 300 words / max. 2000 characters)
  8. Refer to available or potential funding and the foreseen budget (max. 150 words / max. 1000 characters)
  9. Set a deadline for proposals 
  10. Add a picture (Please add a logo or picture representing your bottom-up project. Pay attention to not accidentally infringing copyrights by using graphics or photos for your project profile).
  • Click on OK (safe) and proceed (you can also always come back and work on it before publishing  your project idea)
  • Choose the created project in your dashboard by clicking on SHOW PROJECT
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully and PUBLISH your Start-Up Challenge
  • Congratulations! Your business idea will be visible for logged-in WAITRO researchers (Problem Solvers)