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The Call for Solvers is Closed

For innovative SMEs, to co-create pilots with public organisations

The acquisition of innovation by public organisations enables better and more efficient service delivery to citizens and customers. These organisations can acquire innovation via direct procurement from the market when a mature solution is available. However, frequently these organisations have unmet needs that require innovative solutions that are not yet widely available in the market. InnoBuyer offers a programme that brings together Challengers (public entities with unmet innovation needs) and Solvers (Innovative SMEs), to jointly co-create new solutions, applying a demand-driven approach, and speeding-up the process leading to a concrete innovation procurement.​

The InnoBuyer Call for Solvers aims to select and fund 15 innovative companies (Solvers), to co-create pilots addressing the specific innovation needs (Challenges) of public organisations (Challengers).

Two ways to apply

InnoBuyer Ready-made Challenges

Apply to address one of the 12 challenges proposed by the public organisation already involved in InnoBuyer.

Open Challenges

Team up with a public organisation of your choice, from any sector, and propose a new Challenge to be solved (this option is only available for SMEs previously or currently funded by the EIC –  European Innovation Council).

The InnoBuyer Ready-made Challenges

Healthcare sector

WSS Olsztyn
Erasmus MS
Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon-logo
Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud-logo
Hospital Universitario de Getafe
Challenge short description

QMS-tool for compliance to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) of early-stage medical device development

Wheelchair system in hospital to support patients and visitors

Home-based Capillary Blood Sampling Device

Algorithm to automate the management of resources in the outpatient department of a hospital.

Advanced blood transfusion management system

Predictive tool for early detection of delirium in hospitalized patients

Management tool for the digitalisation of the Early Demand Map

An interactive digital environment designed to empower patients and facilitate subcutaneous medication administration at home

Transports sector


UAB "Klaipėdos paslaugos"

Challenge short description

Charging points network for electric bikes and scooters, in green and natural areas

Predictive eco-driving solution for service electric vehicles to optimise energy consumption

Justice sector

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Challenge short description

Intelligent assistant to support judges in drafting sentences by locating texts of previous judgments and jurisprudence

Energy sector

Challenge short description

Advanced functional materials and components for urea electrolysis for cost-effective hydrogen and ammonia production


Call for Solvers

Eligibility check and Evaluation

Contracting phase


25 October 2023 to 24 January 2024 17:00 CET

25 January to 15 March 2024*

18 to 22 March 2024*

March 2024 to January 2025*

* Tentative dates

What’s in it for you

Who can apply?

InnoBuyer Ready-made Challenges

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Start-ups that do not have an annual turnover or balance sheets yet, legally established in any of the following countries:

Open Challenges

Consortia composed by:

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Start-ups that do not have an annual turnover or balance sheets yet, that are EIC beneficiaries, and legally established in any of the following countries:

And one Public Organisation, legally established in one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Sweden.

Other eligibility criteria may apply. Please check the Guidelines for Applicants for more information.

Do you have questions?

Check the Frequently Asked Questions and the Discuss sections, and watch below the recordings of the two Open Call Webinars.