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InnoBuyer brings together big public and private organisations (Challengers) and innovative SMEs (Solvers) to jointly co-create innovative solutions, through a lean new model of innovation procurement.

I am a big organisation (Challenger) and I
want support to…

Identify needs

Identify and describe unmet innovation needs in my organisation with the collaboration of experts and funding support (Get 10.000 EUR).

Find innovators

Identify solutions and providers for my innovation challenge with the support of market consultation experts and funding support (Get 10.000 EUR).

Co-create solutions

Engage with an innovative SME to co-create a pilot tackling my organisation’s challenge, in a 10-month period, with funding support (Get up to 6.500 EUR).

Design Terms of Reference

Conceptualize and create ToR specifications for a simplified form of innovation procurement with experts’ support (Get 15.000 EUR).

I am an innovative SME (Solver) and I want support to…

Connect with buyers

Meet public & private procurers and learn more about their unmet innovation needs.

Offer innovation

Propose innovative solutions to solve challenges proposed by big European organisations.

Co-create solutions

Develop a pilot in collaboration with a challenge proposer with coaching and funding support (65.000 EUR), in a period of 10 months.

Generate new businesses

Establish strong and long-lasting connections that enable generating new business or access to other potential customers.

Take part in the InnoBuyer programme

Challenger
(Public/Private Organisation)

Identifies challenge €10k for the Challenger

2 months

Applications closed on the 31st of March 2023 at 17:00 CET

Solver
(Innovative SME)

Proposes the solution €10k for the Challenger

6 months

Expected for 2023/2024

Challenger & Solver
(Co-creation)

Pilot solution €6.5k for the Challenger €58.5k for the Solver

10 months

Expected for 2024

Challenger & Legal Expert

Procurement support €15k for the Challenger

9 months

Expected for 2024/2025

Procurement

Public tender after InnoBuyer journey

The Open Call for Challengers is closed:

Latest News from InnoBuyer

  The InnoBuyer Open Call for EIC Solvers aims to select 4 EIC-funded SMEs, that have teamed up with a public organisation of their choice, proposing a solution to a concrete challenge in the public domain. This is a great opportunity for SMEs to test their innovation with a real-world

Following a successful Open Call for Solvers that saw a total of 176 submitted proposals, nine of the SME’s that were selected have now joined the InnoBuyer project.
InnoBuyer is inviting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) funded by the EIC to apply for its Open Call for EIC Solvers, running from 4 April - 6 June, 2024. A total amount up to €260.000 is available to support 4 innovative SMEs (Solvers), to collaborate with public organisations (Challengers).

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