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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Creating the conditions for innovation procurement: Towards a good practice guide

Tools/GuidanceBuildings and constructionMedical equipment

The LCB-Healthcare project aimed to stimulate demand for innovative low-carbon solutions for the healthcare sector by providing procurement decision makers with the knowledge and tools to achieve more sustainable buildings within their budget constraints. This guide disseminates the findings of a workshop help by the LCB proejct.

English

Europe/EU

2011

Eco-innovation Action Plan

PoliciesCase studiesFood and cateringTransport and vehiclesEnergyBuildings and construction

Launched by the European Commission in December 2011, the new Action Plan will build on the valuable experience gained to date from its successor (the Environmental Technologies Action Plan) – especially in promoting eco-innovation’s development and uptake across Europe. The EcoAP is a significant step forward for eco-innovation, moving the EU beyond green technologies and fostering a comprehensive range of eco-innovative processes, products and services. The ambitious plan will also focus on developing stronger and broader eco-innovation actions across and beyond Europe.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment

2011

Supporting Public Procurement of Building Innovative Solutions: Cross-border appraisal of the state of the art

ReportsBuildings and construction

A report looking at the current state of the art of building ventilation, identifying what is currently available on the market and areas where there is further room for growth and improvement.

English

Europe/EU

Probis

2015

Procuring innovative and sustainable construction - A guide for European public authorities

Tools/GuidanceBuildings and construction

This Guide for Public Authorities has been produced by the SCI-Network project, which aims to explore best practice in construction procurement and identify how best to encourage innovation and sustainability. It contains a series of recommendations for good practice developed by a series of working groups within the network.

Multiple
English, Finnish, German, Italian

Europe/EU

SCI-Network

2012

Procuring innovative and sustainable construction - European public authority snapshots

Case studiesBuildings and construction

This collection of best practice examples has been produced by the SCI-Network, Sustainable Construction and Innovation through Procurement. It is comprised by 40 real-life projects on innovative solutions within public construction works.

English

Europe/EU

SCI-Network

2012

Biberstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria - Historical renovation with sustainable material

Case studiesBuildings and construction

The refurbishment of this historic building addressed energy-efficiency, and ventilation. The klima:aktiv tool was applied in the renovation process, which includes a 33% reduction in energy demand for heating and cooling as well as innovative energy monitoring techniques.

English

Austria

SCI-Network

2011

Transport for London - Construction innovation seminars

Case studiesBuildings and construction

A case study examining construction innovation seminars held by Transport for London (TfL) to capture innovative ideas around sustainable construction from its current construction suppliers.

English

United Kingdom

SCI-Network

2011