RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

START-UP CHALLENGES

R&D WITH START-UPS

Respond to collaboration needs of start-ups that are looking for partners and technologies. SAIRA is different from other open innovation platforms. We connect entrepreneurs and researchers to implement or scale innovative business ideas.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1 GET STARTED
  • Register as RESEARCHER (WAITRO) and create your profile or login to your account
  • Browse »START-UP CHALLENGES« after login
  • Use filters to identity relevant project ideas or challenges, search for keywords and research areas
STEP 2 IDENTIFY RTO CHALLENGE & DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL
  • Identify challenge and click on »SHOW CHALLENGE« to access details
  • Click on »DRAFT A PROPOSAL« and fill out the form describing your potential contribution or solution to the challenge (proposals should only contain non-confidential information).
  • »SAVE« your proposal
STEP 3 SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
  • Open your created proposal by clicking on »SHOW PROPOSAL«
  • Make sure not to submit any confidential information
  • Read the Submission Rules carefully, »SUBMIT PROPSAL« and express interest in collaborating (your proposal will be visible for the publisher of the Start-Up Challenge only)
STEP 4 IT’S A MATCH
  • Receive feedback and discuss your proposal
  • Entreprenuer (publisher of the Start-Up Challenge) might seek detailed information
  • Execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to exchange confidential information
  • Agree on terms and conditions of a collaboration directly with your potential partner
STEP 5 BECOME A PARTNER & COLLABORATE
  • Get invited to a workspace on SAIRA
  • Use SAIRA for project management, develop joint project outlines and contact SAIRA team for support
STEP 6 SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORY
  • Gain visibility by sharing the outcome and highlighting the impact of your collaboration (voluntary)

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

RESPOND TO CHALLENGES & IDEAS

Proposals sketch out feasible contributions for start-ups based on defined parameters and collaboration needs. Submitted proposals should not include any confidential information even though the submission of a proposals should not be interpreted as giving SAIRA or any other third party the permission for any commercial use of the submitted information.

GET STARTED

READY TO COLLABORATE?

Register for free as RESEARCHER (WAITRO) or login to your account. Please note that only researchers and staff of member organizations of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) are able to access SAIRA as researchers.

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