Find opportunities

Open innovation challenges can connect you to global companies and opportunities for growth. You'll work together to produce a solution and share risk and reward along the way.

Get on board with our support

Open innovation offers a platform to harness your ideas, insights and experience to help organisations do things better.

Watch our video to find out how your company can get involved in our latest round of open innovation challenges.

Solutions needed

In an increasingly connected world, it's becoming easier to encourage companies to embrace open innovation to solve their most pressing business problems.

We're currently supporting a range of companies and public sector organisations who are seeking innovative solutions to a series of challenges.

A chance to:

  • Share your expertise a specific project
  • Share risk and reward
  • Collaborate, make new connections and grow profits
  • Strengthen your competitiveness
Alan Gordon from Stenaline, on right, with Gordon Frew from Stenaline on left discussing company innovation suggestions and plans at Stenaline Loch Ryan Port, Belfast Way, Cairnryan

Got what it takes?

Many of the world's leading companies are always scanning the horizon, looking to find and create partnerships with smaller, more agile companies to work together to create solutions. 

Take a look at the following challenges and support available.

Open innovation challenges

Browse and apply for innovation challenges that will connect you to global companies to share ideas, explore opportunities for growth.

Support and funding for open innovation

We make it easier for you to take on an open innovation challenge - discover support and funding options to get your project underway.

Got a question about open innovation?

Talk to our innovation specialists to see how we can help connect you to your next opportunity.