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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Lead Market Initiative For Europe

Projects

The Lead Market Initiative is the European policy for 6 important sectors that are supported by actions to lower barriers to bring new products or services onto the market.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry

Innovation and Public Procurement. Review of Issues at Stake

Reports

A study prepared by the Frauenhofer Institut for the European Commission analysing existing rules and current practices of public innovation procurement and examples of good practices. It also presents general lessons learned.

English

Europe/EU

Frauenhofer Institute, on behalf of the European Commission

2005

Developing procurement practices favourable to R&D and innovation

Reports

Expert group report prepared by the European Commission, DG Research in 2005. It explores options for good practice and policy in 'procurement for innovation', including presenting a detailed set of recommendations.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Research

2005

PRO-INNO Exploratory Team Report - Towards Innovative Public Procurement

Reports

A report from PRO INNO Europe on the challenges and possible responses for trans-national cooperation in innovative procurement

English

Europe/EU

PRO INNO Europe

2007

Eco-innovation Observatory

ProjectsUseful links

The Eco-Innovation Observatory functions as a platform for the structured collection and analysis of an extensive range of eco-innovation information, gathered from across the European Union. It is a 3-year initiative financed by DG Environment under the CIP programme.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment

Eco-innovation Initiative

ProjectsUseful links

An initiative run by the European Commission, DG Environment, aimed at encouraging the development of new eco-solutions. Current priority areas are: materials recycling and recycling processes; sustainable building products; food and drink sector; Water efficiency, treatment and distribution; Greening business.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment

Europe INNOVA

Useful links

A platform, run by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, for innovation professionals for the development, testing and promotion of new tools and instruments in support of innovation.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

PRO INNO Europe

Useful links

A broad initiative run by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry which aims to become the focal point for innovation policy analysis and policy cooperation in Europe, and contribute to the development of new and better innovation policies.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

Guide on dealing with innovative solutions in public procurement - 10 elements of good practice

Tools/Guidance

A concise, helpful guide, produced by the European Commission in 2007, on how to make your procurement practices more open to innovative solutions.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2007