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.

131 resources online

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KOINNO explains: Functional Specifications

Tools/Guidance

The functional specification clarifies the object to be procured or the problem to be solved and is the "heart" of a procurement procedure. This short video introduces the concept for beginners.

German

Germany

KOINNO

2018

Public Procurement of Innovation

Tools/Guidance

This guide is intended to help ensure that the public sector increasingly demands innovative products and provision of services and that public procurement of innovation serve in that process.

English

Europe/EU, Germany

KOINNO

2017

E-Learning: Understanding and Applying Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

A collection of interactive lessons on key topics of innovative public procurement split into four modules: introduction to public procurement, introduction to innovative procurement, key aspects of innovative public procurement, methods and tools for the procurement of innovation. The E-learning is aimed at all public administration employees who wish to focus more on innovation. But it can also be completed by political decision-makers and other interested parties. At the end of e-learning, the participants can perform a final test and receive a certificate after successful completion.

German

Germany

KOINNO

KOINNO explains: Innovation Partnerships

Tools/Guidance

The Innovation Partnership is specifically designed to develop and procure innovative products, services and construction services that are not yet available on the market. This short video introduces the concept to beginners.

German

Germany

KOINNO

2018

PROBIS

ProjectsBuildings and construction

PROBIS aims to use PPI in the building sector, with a focus on energy-efficient refurbishment of existing buildings. Four tenders will be launched on building technologies (ICT, envelope and energy equipment) before being tested in four pilot buildings in Torino (IT), Miskolc (HU), Börlange (SE) and in the Lombardy Region (IT).

English

Europe/EU

2013

HAPPI

ProjectsMedical equipment

The project brings together ten partners from five EU Member States to establish the conditions for health institutions throughout Europe to collaborate in the purchase of innovative health products, services and solutions to promote "ageing well".

English

Europe/EU

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

eafip Toolkit: Your one-stop destination for online help in preparing your innovation procurement

Tools/Guidance

The eafip Toolkit provides support to policy makers in designing PCP and PPI strategies, and to procurers and their legal departments in implementing such procurements. It consists of three modules. Module 1: A strategic module addressed to policy makers, providing economic and case evidence about the impacts and benefits of PCP and PPI, together with concrete guidance on how to embed PCP and PPI into innovation strategies; Module 2: An operational module addressed to public procurers aimed at clarifying the pre-requisites and key steps to design and implement an innovation procurement process (PCP and PPI); and Module 3: A legal / operational module addressed to legal services aimed at clarifying legal issues and provide practical ‘how-to’ guidelines, supported by templates.

English

Europe/EU

CORVERS

Innovation Procurement Competence Centres: Services List

Tools/GuidanceUseful links

This document includes the services, materials and tools of existing competence centres in Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Austria. The document will be updated whenever necessary with new competence centres and new services. It is therefore a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement

English

Europe/EU, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden

Procure2Innovate

2019