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EIC Challenges 

Are you an EIC thinker who likes to dig into science, research or technology to address new problems? Or do you have a pressing challenge that requires the attention of innovative minds? We have good news for you: the EIC Comumunity Platform is ready and can help you with both scenarios. This virtual stage gathers EIC challengers with problem-solvers eager to develop and implement innovations in different sorts of fields. If you think you can be our next challenger or challenge solver, don’t miss the opportunity to connect with this creative network. 


What’s in it for you?

The EIC Challenges will make innovative challenges and solutions accessible to all EIC Community Members. EIC innovators from all backgrounds  can participate in the challenges put forward by EIC Community Members’ by participating remotely. By becoming a Challenge Owner or a Challenge Solver, EIC Community Members will: 

  • Connect with giant European Business Partners:  

Large corporates, investors, and innovation procurement departments with access to the EIC Community will share their challenges on our platform. We receive multiple challenges from large companies, including big multinationals such as Procter & Gamble or Ab InBev. The challenge solvers selected by these Business Partners will have an exclusive connection with these organisations, receiving direct feedback on their proposals and possible one-to-one meetings to explore further steps. 

  • Promote yourself and win:  

Each challenger defines the award offered to the winning solution. Some challengers provide cash prizes, others an exclusive opportunity to develop a Proof of Concept (POC) or even promote the winner globally at international fairs. But the challenge platform is not just about the awards. Challenge solvers can always gain visibility from a global network, including incubators, startups, brands and corporates. 

  • Leave your innovative mark in the world: 

Challengers and Challenge Solvers can contribute to tackle some of the world’s pressing issues and leave their mark in the world. You leave your innovative mark globally by solving their sustainability challenges, waste problems, or process issues while uncovering and harnessing new business opportunities. 

How can you feature or join the EIC Challenges?

The path to becoming a challenger or solver is simple! Here is what you have to do:


Step 1: Submit a new challenge or solution

If you have a pressing challenge and would like to engage with other innovators from the EIC Community to tackle it, you can submit your challenge here and connect with the challenge solvers. If you think you have an innovative solution that can address one of our challenges, you can submit directly your proposed solution. By default, only challengers can view your offer. 


Step 2: Explore future business opportunities 

If your solution is accepted and selected by the challenger, you can start interacting with the organisation and explore future business opportunities.