Connecting Knowledge with Opportunity, for good
SAIRA – The Open Innovation Hub for Sustainable Development
Matching Challenges and Solutions
Benefits for Researchers
As a researcher of a WAITRO member organization, you are able to use SAIRA and all its services for free. SAIRA bridges the geographical and administrative gap between market needs, local challenges, innovative business ideas, and your research capacities by offering easily accessible matchmaking tools. WAITRO’s Innovation Hub is different from other open innovation platforms: because we recognize that economic incentives fuel ideas, you are not required to surrender your intellectual property—if you bring an idea to the table, it remains yours. We provide registered users access to a pool of open funding opportunities to start developing your new projects today.
Two Roles, One Goal: Sustainable Development
SAIRA connects solution seekers with problem solvers to tackle challenges in all three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental. As a researcher at a WAITRO member organization, you can step into the role of a Problem Solver proposing solutions or contributing ideas to challenges published by other researchers, companies, start-ups, and non-governmental or governmental organizations. At the same time, you are able to post challenges or project ideas yourself, as a Solution Seeker to find the right partner to implement your project idea. Register as a WAITRO MEMBER on SAIRA and collaborate in creative ways to solve sustainable development challenges.
Matchmaking in 5 Steps
Define & Search
Solution Seekers define challenges or project ideas while Problem Solvers browse already published opportunities.
Publish & Prepare
Solution Seekers publish challenges or project ideas while Problem Solvers identify challenges or project ideas of interest and prepare proposals.
Submit & Receive
Problem Solvers submit their proposal, which Solution Seekers receive and evaluate.
Choose & Get Accepted
Solution Seekers choose partners based on proposals and get Problem Solvers on board to start their collaboration.
Collaborate & Share
Project teams collaborate and share success stories on SAIRA.
Ready to get Started?
Use SAIRA and collaborate for sustainable development. While we hope to foster connections around specific projects, we have built in plenty of room for serendipity. Register on SAIRA as WAITRO MEMBER to establish partnerships that shape the future.