Welcome to bauma Open Innovation!


bauma Open Innovation is the central platform for the construction and construction machinery industry where “Seekers” ask “Solvers” to solve Challenges. bauma Open Innovation is powered by InnoCentive, the open innovation and crowdsourcing pioneer who provides its Challenge Driven Innovation methodology and expertise, purpose-built technology and access to its extensive Solver network. These capabilities combined with the existing Messe München network creates the perfect platform for solving the construction industry’s problems.


The basic idea is quite simple:


Once you have identified a Challenge you’d like to have solved, we’re happy to consult you on the details of setting up your project. A typical project process may then look like this:

Requirements related to the transfer or licensing of IP rights are always addressed before the Challenge starts. Solvers have to accept the specific Challenge conditions prior to participation and before submitting their solutions. This gives Seekers the assurance that they get to utilize solutions right after Challenge completion and do not have to worry about legal questions related to IP ownership.

Do you want to find out more about bauma Open Innovation? Have a look at the Solvers’ FAQ to find out more about project participation or the Seekers’ FAQ to learn more about how to profit as an organization from bauma Open Innovation.

Do you want to start your own project? Contact us!

Vincent Aydin
bauma Open Innovation Project Manager
Phone: +49 89 949 20537
E-Mail: openinnovation@bauma.de