PEN-CP innovation instruments and innovation events

PEN-CP innovation instruments and innovation events

PEN-CP is an active innovation network of European customs practitioners. The network publishes calls on open innovation instruments and events to find solutions for contemporary customs challenges. 

Indicate your interest to articipate in the calls by sending email to The call types are the following:

  • Prototype grants: Co-develop and field test promising technologies with customs practitioners
  • Challenge competitions: Submit your blueprint to solve a specific customs problem, and receive seed funding towards making it a reality
  • Hackathons: Unleash your IT development and programming skills, in an intensive session to design and pilot algorithms and tools, for the brighter future of digital customs
  • Crowdsourcing ideas: Submit your out-of-the-box ideas to gain recognition and fame as a forward-thinking customs innovator
  • Innovation awards and prizes: Share the outcomes of your innovative customs projects to claim a trophy of excellence
  • PEN-tournaments: Demonstrate your skills in head-to-head competitions against other experts from the customs community
  • Expert reports: Produce a consulting report on a specific topic of customs interest

Closed group: membership will be accepted upon invitation (or validation of a request by an administrator of the group).

Open calls for Expert Reports