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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PICSE project on Cloud Services Procurement

ReportsICT (information and communication techn.)

The Roadmap highlights the existing challenges, barriers and trends in procuring cloud services, including a focus on using pre-commercial procurement to purchase services.

The Lessons Learned report describes the experience of thirteen public sector organisations across Europe who have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes.

English

Europe/EU

PICSE proejct

2016

Good practice guide to foster R&D and innovation in public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide developed by the Catalonian Government aimed at providing recommendations and examples for the correct implementation of PPI practices

Spanish

Spain

Generalitat de Catalunya

2012

ERAPRISM Best Practice Case Studies

Case studies

This report explores small countries' capacity to implement innovative public procurement through the identification and analysis of local case studies in Estonia, Malta, Latvia, Iceland and Slovenia.

English

Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia, Iceland

2010

Driving innovation through public procurement

Tools/Guidance

This guide illustrates the positive steps that procurers can take at the various stages of the procurement process to encourage innovation. It shows how innovation can be addressed in a way that is consistent with value for money and the legal framework for public procurement.

English

United Kingdom

The Office of Government Commerce

2009

Demand and User-driven Innovation Policy: Framework (Part I) and Action Plan (Part II)

Policies

Demand and user-driven innovation policy was identified by Finland's national innovation strategy as a key policy area to be developed. This document was created to determine the demand and user-driven innovation policy areas in need of development, and to compile an action plan for the policy area.

English

Finland

Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Policy Paper-Innovation System-How can regions boost the implementation of their innovation policy?

Tools/Guidance

This policy paper provides a ‘ready-to-use’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change but exactly what change is required.

English

Europe/EU

2014

LEA Learntech Accelerator

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Based on the findings from the IMAILE project, which conducted a pre-commercial procurement of Personal Learning Environment software, the LEA project aims to develop a critical mass of European procurers demanding an innovative learn tech solution.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Select for Cities

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Benefit from experience and lessons learned from the ongoing SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement Project to develop a data-driven, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform for large-scale urban co-creation

English

Europe/EU

FABULOS

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehicles

The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. The goal is to procure the operations of an autonomous bus line.

English

Europe/EU