Resources on Procurement of Innovation

Doing innovation procurement requires specific knowledge and expertise. Luckily, many resources exist, including guidance, criteria sets and case studies, which can help you on your journey to purchasing innovative goods and services.

In addition, you can visit our 'Services and Expertise' page to find more information on specific projects, initiatives and other services which can support you to do innovation procurement in practice.

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Innovation Partnerships in Practice

Case studiesReports

A selection of first experiences of Innovation Partnerships in the Netherlands

Dutch

Netherlands

PIANOo

2019

Promote innovative solutions through public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Innovation and public procurement go hand in hand: public procurement can offer a first reference for an innovative solution, while business creativity is a breeding ground for providing more efficient services to citizens. With this guide, "Promoting innovative solutions through public procurement", Luxinnovation aims to disseminate good practices to public purchasers.

French

Luxembourg

Luxinnovation

2015

Impacts of EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurements

Reports

Update on results from completed and ongoing FP7 and Horizon 2020 funded Pre Commercial Procurements (PCPs).

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2019

Innovation Procurement Brokers

Projects

The main objective of this project is to establish an Innovation Procurement Broker (IPB) that brings together and facilitates the procurement of innovative goods and services between contracting authorities, suppliers of innovation (with a special focus on SMEs and start-ups), investors, and researchers. This sustainable business model is based on scaling up the activities of 5 pilot schemes at European level. The pilots are implemented at regional and national level testing out different approaches.

English

Europe/EU

Procure2Innovate

Projects

The Procure2Innovate project will establish or expand Competence Centres for innovation procurement in ten EU Member States. The project aims to improve institutional support and quality of advice for public procurers of information and communication technologies (ICT), and other product groups implementing innovation procurement.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Innovative Furniture Procurement Contributing To Green Supply Chain

Case studiesFurniture

Tianjin Binhai New Area successfully established a green evaluation scorecard for school furniture procurement in 2018 with the support of ICLEI East Asia.

English

International, China

ICLEI East Asia

2019

UrbanWINS Toolkit: A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies

Tools/GuidanceWaste

The toolkit gathers all the relevant technical and political approaches and tools that have been used throughout the EU funded project UrbanWINS. It is addressed at policy and research stakeholders as well as civil society active in the circular economy. It inspires innovative urban waste prevention and management strategies able to contribute to the shift to more sustainable and circular urban economies.

English

Europe/EU

Innovative lighting procurement for London's Underground network

Case studiesLighting

Best practice case study as part of the European Commission GPP In Practice series focusing on TfL's extensive market engagement for the procurement of innovative lighting.

English

Europe/EU, United Kingdom

European Commission

2016

Innovation Procurement Platform

Projects

The website is the first port of call for all things related to public procurement of innovation (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). It aims to make public procurement of innovation a wide-spread reality in Europe.

English

Europe/EU

ICLEI

2012