New InnoBrokers to connect procurers to innovative suppliers
Innovation Procurement Brokers (or InnoBrokers for short) is an exciting new project which aims to facilitate the procurement of innovative goods and services by strengthening the links between public buyers on the demand side and innovative companies on the supply side.
The public sector is a powerful market actor. It can trigger the demand for innovative solutions that do not exist yet, and that afterwards will be available for the whole market. InnoBrokers will support public buyers to identify their needs and, once ready, connect the, with SMEs and start-ups able to develop innovative solutions responding to their requirements.
A total of five procurement innovation broker schemes will be piloted in the Upper Austria Region, Denmark, North Rhine Westfalia (Germany), Ireland and Andalusia (Spain), then scaled up to a European level.