Innovation sourcing SARIO

The main goal of innovation sourcing is to connect local technology companies, operating mainly in the Industry 4.0 sector with the operations of production or logistics companies that plan to implement new innovative solutions in order to streamline and optimize their processes.

The main tool of innovation sourcing are tailor-made innovation seminars and workshops (including virtual ones), which focus on the presentation of companies and their technological solutions, and also serve as a business and presentation platform for local providers of these solutions.

The most frequent topics and areas in which companies seek innovative solutions for their operations include digitization, intelligent automation, and robotics of production or logistics, single-purpose machines, and equipment, predictive maintenance, quality control, built-in sensors, virtual and augmented reality, or complex IT solutions in areas of cyber security, digital twins, big data, artificial intelligence or cloud technologies.

SARIO has a database of more than 300 local technology companies that provide innovative solutions in the above-mentioned areas. This database is constantly updated and expanded.

If you are interested in innovation sourcing either as a potential client or a provider of innovative solutions, especially in the field of Industry 4.0, do not hesitate to contact us.

Marek Kopanický, consultant & innovation sourcing lead, Investment Projects Department, SARIO
SARIO has been recording the following results since 2017 (as of 30 September 2021):

30 organized innovation workshops/events
• 433 individual opportunities for local technology companies
• 171 presentation opportunities for local technology companies
• 69 successful follow-up meetings
• 32 requests for quotation
• 15 implemented innovation projects (at least in the pilot phase)


Innovation workshop for the Jaguar Land Rover
The workshop focused on production processes innovation (Nitra)
Innovation Workshop for MinebeaMitsumi
Innovation Workshop focused on automation (Bratislava)
Innovative workshop for Audi/VW

The workshop focused on product innovation (Budapest)
Innovation sourcing for Mitsubishi Corporation
The workshop focused on M&A Scouting (Bratislava)
SARIO - AmCham Business Corner
Workshop SARIO – Amcham Business Corner (Bratislava)
MinebeaMitsumi Automation Workshop
Innovation Workshop for MinebeaMitsumi (Bratislava)
SARIO on Slovak Space Tech Day

Innovation workshop for Thales Alenia Space (Košice)
PSA IIC Matchmaking Fair III
PSA Groupe Industry Innovation Cluster Matchmaking Fair III (Bratislava)

Innovation workshop for OSRAM a. s.
Workshop innovate production processes of OSRAM a. s. Bratislava
LG ELECTRONICS Innovation Workshop
LG ELECTRONICS Innovation Workshop (Bratislava)
AI4EU Innovation Workshop (Bratislava)
Innovation Day in Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP)
Innovation Day at Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a. s. (SPP) (Bratislava)
SARIO at Advanced Factories 2020 in Barcelona, Spain
Participation at the Conference and presentation of innovative services SARIO
Innovation Day in Brose Prievidza
Innovation Workshop for Brose
E-mobility Today & in the Post-Pandemic World
E-mobility Today & in the Post-Pandemic World webinar
Innovation Day at Groupe PSA Slovakia

Innovation Day at Groupe PSA Slovakia
SARIO Innovation Services brought success also in 2020

The results of SARIO Innovation Services activities in 2020

Slovak–Finnish Industry 4.0 Day
Together with Business Finland, an online event with 10 speakers from both countries

Smart Industry Solutions in Catalonia and Slovakia

With ACCIÓ - Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa webinar with 10 speakers from both countries