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Open project marketplace

Find the perfect projects for your experience from Riipen's massive open marketplace

Updated over a week ago

Riipen attracts companies from all over the world to post projects to its open marketplace so that educators can browse those projects and match them to their experiences at any time. Using the open marketplace is the best tool to get started finding the right projects for your experience, simply browse all the available projects, and submit a match request to any that you think will be a good fit.

  • Projects ready to match with your experience and learners today

  • Projects are pre-screened to ensure the highest possible quality

  • Projects for every class size, learning objects, and category of study


Projects on demand

The open project marketplace will always be full of thousands of projects waiting to be matched with experiences like your. Projects are available in every size from quick 1-2 week projects that might be perfect for a small assignment in your classroom, to big semester long or capstone projects completed over the course of several month.

Find your perfect projects that suit your needs and submit a match request to get started.

Saved searches

Have a specific set of criteria for projects you are looking to fulfill for your experience? Search that criteria in the open marketplace and then save your search. You will be easily able to re-apply that exact same search criteria when you revisit the open marketplace with a click of a button, and we will send you new projects that meet that search criteria as they come available straight to your inbox.


Start browsing the open marketplace today, and we'll learn about the types of projects you are interested in and send you recommendations of new projects that meet your needs as they become available straight to your inbox.

Easily control the frequency of these recommendations or toggle them on or off completely so you only get new project recommendations when you need them

Match requests

Once you have found the right project, you will be able to use the match requests tools and workflows to:

  • Propose a match between your experience and an employer's project

  • Have a private conversation with the employer where you can discuss all the above details, book meetings, have video conference calls using the message center

  • Propose and negotiate changes to the project scope and details and easily see what has been proposed vs the original project description

  • Use double sided acceptance of the match request, ensuring that both you and the employer are completely satisfied with all the details and can each accept them before moving forward

How to

Find projects in the open marketplace

To use the open marketplace to find projects:

  1. Click on the "Find projects" button in the top navigation bar

  2. Click "Open projects"

Your portal administrators can choose to disable the open marketplace and instead only permit usage of your portal's private marketplace. If this is the case you will be taken to your private marketplace as soon as you click "Find projects".

You are now in the open marketplace of projects and can browse and submit match requests. Use the filters provided filters and advanced filter to find the projects that meet your specific needs.

Don't hold out for the perfect project, companies are willing to modify their projects to meet your and your learner's needs. You will be able to propose alterations to the project during the match request process.

Create a saved search

To save a specific set of search criteria that you have applied in order to reuse it later and be sent automatic recommendations of projects which meet that criteria:

  1. Navigate to the open marketplace

  2. Enter the search criteria you wish to filter projects by

  3. Click the heart icon next to the filters

  4. Give your specific criteria a name

  5. Check the "I want to receive an alert when new content matching my search criteria is publish".

  6. Click "Save"

You’ve now created a saved search. You may create as many saved searches as you need.

Submit a match request

After you have found a suitable project you wish to match to your experience, you can send a match request by following these steps:

  1. Click the "Request match" button on the project you wish to match with.

  2. Click "Select experience" to use an existing experience, or select "Create new" to create a new experience you have in mind for the project.

  3. Follow the step by step prompts on screen to create your match request as needed

  4. Click "Send request" on the final step

Your match request is now submitted. The project administrators will receive a notification alerting them to your match request and you will be put into a conversation with them where you can talk about the project details, timeline, and general expectations.

Receive project recommendations

Based on activity you take, you will receive recommendations of projects from the open marketplace which meet your needs. In order to receive recommendations you will need to:

  • Perform any search in the open marketplace

  • Create a saved search in the open marketplace

  • Have an experience open to match requests which is listed in the open marketplace

If you meet any of this criteria, you will receive recommendations straight to your inbox.

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