Connect with thousands of engineers and solve your technical challenges using open innovation

ennomotive offers a service to solve open innovation challenges through engineering crowdsourcing. This service helps companies obtain, for a sole technological challenge, different solutions created by our global community of engineers.

Open innovation challenges’ main advantage is the use of global and cross-industry technological knowledge. This methodology enables direct global access to a large pool of engineers, scholars, startups, and other companies.

As a result, you can get different tangible and feasible solutions that provide short/medium term business profits.

Challenge our community of Engineers:

Showcase your open innovation challenges to thousands of engineers from +50 countries.

Get multiple and diverse solutions to your challenge

Reward only the solutions that work

Deliver tangible results to your business:

Transform the operations of your company increasing productivity and flexibility

Become more sustainable in your operations by reducing your environmental impact

Enhance your engineers’ capabilities in your company projects


This service has been successfully tested in more than 80 technological challenges:

  • Development of new products and services by using new materials, mechanical and electronic design, new devices and sensors, etc.

  • Enhancement of the agility and efficiency in construction and manufacturing operations through the application of process engineering, automation and robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), etc.

  • Reduction of the environmental impact via the repurposing of industrial waste and the implementation of circular economy principles.



Mining and Construction


Energy and Utilities

Manufacturing of Steel, Cement, Paper, Wood, Cardboard, etc. 

Other like Food, High Tech, etc.



ennomotive provides different options depending on the type of challenge and required service. It is a customized service according to your needs.

The basic option includes the publication of the challenges in our platform, the reception of technological solutions and the payment of cash prizes.


Define your open innovation challenge and decide the reward you want to offer to get viable solutions.

 In order to post the challenge, contact us to get an ennomotive company user profile.


1st round: Get multiple proposals (as general concepts) and select the strongest ideas.

2nd round: Get solutions (as detailed specifications) for the selected ideas in previous round.

3nd round: Confirm viability  for the best solutions through clarifications, checks or prototyping.


Select the winner of your open innovation challenge.

Award the best solution with cash prizes and recognition.

There are also more advanced options available that include support during the specification of the challenges, joint review of the received solutions, and intellectual property rights transfer.

To acquire this service and post your challenges, first you need to have a ‘Client’ account.

Contact ennomotive for more information.


Regardless of the ability of your company to innovate, there are still thousands of brilliant engineers in the world to help you deliver better results.

Try our open innovation platform. Connect with experts from different industries and countries.

Obtain outstanding solutions faster and more cost-efficiently than ever.

Read our white paper to understand how to use engineering crowdsourcing in your company.

FAQ & Wiki

Our community is mainly intended for engineering talent (mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial…) from any industry.

Ennomotive tournaments relate to challenges in operations (product development, sourcing, and procurement, manufacturing or construction, delivery, and maintenance or after-sales).

The open innovation challenges can be technical or business-related and from a wide range of industries (we strongly promote cross-industry innovation).

Some examples include product/service optimization or cost reduction, manufacturing productivity optimization, quality improvement, energy efficiency optimization, transportation service optimization, …

Should you have any question contact us.

Prior to post a challenge you need to contact us and sign a general contract. This contract describes all the game rules so that you can be aware on duties and rights from all parties. Once the contract is signed you will receive a user to create and post challenges.

This is regulated through our client contracts and participants terms & conditions. IP of any submission is transferred to you if awarded with a prize.

However, you as challenge owner may decide to give up or share IP through particular terms & conditions to increase the motivation of participants. We strongly recommend sharing benefits since this is the key for everybody to win.

Our technology and processes provide high flexibility to manage confidentiality: You can decide not to publish your company name, use our private tournaments (only by invitation), share information progressively with participants or even ask for an NDA (Non-disclosure agreements).

Please contact us for further details.

Challenge description define the criteria to assess the proposed solutions. We help to define and review such criteria before the challenge is released. This helps participants to have a better understanding of expectations and define clear rules for everyone.

By default, we provide visibility on some information around challenge participants (e.g. country, type of user – e.g. company, freelancer, student…- and qualifications).

Full identity is limited to those that have been awarded, by the end of the challenge. We do this to increase efficiency in our tournaments and focus efforts on solving the challenge.

Prize payment occurs at the time the challenge has been solved and accepted by you; However, for further details just contact us.


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©2021 Ennomotive Engineering Competitions - Legal Info ENNOMOTIVE SL, as part of the ICEX Next - Introduction to Export Program, has received support from ICEX and funding by FEDER, the European Fund. The goal of this support is to contribute to the international development of the company.  

Ennomotive will help you solve your technological challenges. If you have any questions about our open innovation platform, please contact us.

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