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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Innovation Procurement: The Power of The Public Purse

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This brochure provides an overview of projects that are focusing on innovation procurement in the ICT domain funded by the EU's research and innovation funding programs FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020. This includes projects in which public procurers from different countries around Europe pool resources to carry out PCP or PPI procurements together, plus coordination and networking projects that prepare the ground for new PCP or PPI procurements in the future.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2019

European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

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This translation of FAQs published as part of the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (an initiative funded by the European Commission), was developed to bring contracting entities closer to the concept of public procurement for innovation and to raise their awareness.

Portuguese

Europe/EU

National Innovation Agency and Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate and Construction

2019

Innovative Procurement - Opportunities and Chances Webinar

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Webinar from the SESAM project - improving SMEs access to cross-border public procurement. Speakers: Wolfgang Treinen (Berlin Partner for Business and Technology), Doris Scheffler and Leonora Yannakis (EU Contact Point for Public Procurement of Innovation c/o ZENIT GmbH)

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Europe/EU

SESAM

2018

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) falls under pre-commercial procurement. It enables public bodies to purchase research to stimulate innovation, when goods or services are currently not available in the marketplace. SBIR helps the public sector to address identified ‘Challenges’ that impact the citizen. On the supplier side SBIR is particularly suited to small and medium-sized business, as contracts are of relatively low value and operate in short timescales

English

Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

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

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

Procure2Innovate

2019

InnProBio Toolbox

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The Toolbox aims to assist procurement and sustainability professionals interested in finding out more about bio-based products and services, and how to purchase them.

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Europe/EU

InnProBio consortium

2018

A Lead Market Initiative for Europe (LMI)

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A European Commission initiative, led by DG Enterprise and Industry, focused on encouraging innovation through boosting demand for innovative solutions. Public procurement is one of the kex areas of activity, with the initiative supporting several networks of public procurers.

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Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

Eco-innovation Observatory

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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.

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Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment

Eco-innovation Initiative

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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.

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Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment