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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Frequently Asked Questions when setting up a new Competence Centre

Tools/Guidance

This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that you can/ should ask yourself, when you are setting up a Competence Centre on Innovation Procurement. Please note this is a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement/

English

Europe/EU

Procure2Innovate

2019

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

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

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

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 innovative learn tech solutions.

English

Europe/EU

2018