How to take part?

Everything you need to know to take part in the Challenges is here!

Since 2016, GRTgaz has launched the Open Innovation Challenges to find operational solutions for its activities as part of the major challenges it needs to address in terms of safety and performance.

For its third edition, GRTgaz wants to launch 6 calls for projects throughout the year, plus the possibility for submissions of innovative solutions sent in spontaneously.
Start-ups, SMEs, mid-caps, laboratories and even large groups, get ready to innovate!

If you have an innovative idea but it does not meet the criteria of a particular call for projects, you can submit your innovative solution spontaneously!

The benefits at the end of the Challenges




The winners and nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony.

Prizes are awarded to the winners.

Meeting with the Senior Management of GRTgaz and directors involved in this second edition of the Open Innovation Challenges.

Partnerships with GRTgaz


Financing of the start-up of the project as part of a co-development.
Support for the company in developing its innovation projects.
For each call for projects, several winners will be rewarded.




Your solution will be reported in press articles dedicated to GRTgaz’s Open Innovation Challenges.

Your solution may be presented at the GRTgaz booth at trade fairs.

Media coverage during the entire partnership period.

Who can take part?

  • SME’s

  • Start-ups

  • Laboratories

  • Mid-caps

  • Schools

  • Groups

Submission process


Step 1

Click on the Challenge you are interested in on the Challenges 2018 page. Prepare a proposal for a solution in PDF or PPT format and click on apply. Fill out the form and add your solution as an attachment.

In a call for submissions, other additional documents may be requested.


Step 2

After receiving the proposals, the submissions are then analysed by GRTgaz experts for 2 to 4 weeks.

During this step, you may be asked to supplement the information in your submission.


Step 3

After analysis of all the submissions, 2 to 4 nominated entities will have the opportunity to present their innovative solution to our experts.

One or more winners will be rewarded for each call for projects.

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