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ANCES Open Innovation Programme – Solve 8 technological challenges & engage with renown Spanish large corporates

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ANCES, the National Association of Spanish CEEIs/BICs, launches the 6th edition of ANCES OPEN INNOVATION, the open innovation programme in which 8 large companies, leaders in their fields, launch authentic technological challenges to be solved by startups and young innovative companies.

« All the certified Spanish EU|BICs located in Spain are involved in this programme and believe in open innovation, collaboration between consolidated companies and startups or young companies », highlights Álvaro Simón de Blas, president of ANCES and General Director from BIC Euronova.

Cristina Fanjul, vice president and coordinator of the program adds: “With this programme we have managed to receive so far more than 450 solutions to the challenges we had raised. In addition, we have had the participation of more than 50 tractor units”.

For this 2023 edition the energy, tourism, pharmaceuticals, engineering, automotive and electrical sectors are representedd through the participating leading companies : HMY, INAEL Electrical Systems, CINFA, MUNDIPLAN, MEISA, RECALVI GROUP, REPSOL and SOLTEC.

Startups and innovative and technology-based companies can apply by proposing their solutions in the form of products, services or projects to the challenges posed by the tractors.

The programme is open to participants from any national and international geographic area.

The deadline for submitting applications remains open until 15 March 2023. The communication of the 3 finalists by candidacy will be made public on 18 April 2023.

All the information about the challenges is available on the ANCES OPEN INNOVATION website:

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: comunicación@ances.com

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