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.

153 resources online

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Lighting the Cities - Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting in European Cities

Tools/GuidanceLighting

This report is aimed at decision-makers in European cities responsible for indoor and outdoor lighting infrastructures. It is directed towards cities that might be considering their first SSL deployments, and to those that already have some experience and would benefit from more information.

English

Europe/EU

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

2013

Public Procurement as a Driver of Innovation in SMEs and Public Services

Tools/Guidance

This guide shows policy-makers in the regions and at the national level what they can do to support innovation procurement. It presents potential tools to unlock the "power of the purse" of public procurement that can be used by regions. Examples from some regions illustrate these suggestions and should inspire other regions to engage in innovation procurement.

English

Europe/EU

2014

Lessons Learnt Supporting SMEs in Eco-Innovation

Tools/Guidance

The Centre for Sustainable Design® (CfSD) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and partners have provided eco-innovation business support to over 590 SMEs in the South-East of England between 2009 and 2012. This paper shares the findings, lessons learnt and conclusions from two European Commission (EC) funded projects, EcoMind and SUSCIN (see Appendices A and B).

English

United Kingdom

The Centre for Sustainable Design®

2012

Practical guide to innovative public procurement

Policies

The purpose of this new guide is to help buyers build their own way of identifying and capturing this strength of innovation. Built as a toolbox, it wants to be a reservoir of ideas, processes, and think tanks to enrich the practices of the purchasing departments.

French

France

Ministère de l'economie et de finances/Ministère du redressement prdouctif

2013

What role does Government procurement play in manufacturing in the UK and internationally and how might this change in the future?

Reports

This report, commissioned by the Government Office for Science, has the general aim of reviewing the available evidence concerning the impact and role of public sector procurement on UK manufacturing.

English

United Kingdom

Foresight, Government Office for Science

2013

Strategy for intelligent public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Public-private cooperation and effective public procurement are key elements of modernization of the public sector by 2020. Increased public-private cooperation and better public procurement can free up significant resources and allow for the development and improvement of public services and help improve productivity and the framework for growth and oblivion in Denmark.

Danish

Denmark

Danish Government

2013

ENEC - European Network of Ecodesign Centres

Projects

Our mission is to openly exchange knowledge, experience and best practice in all aspects of ecodesign to ensure more companies make ecodesign happen. We use the network as a platform to share knowledge, experience and best practice (e.g. policies, instruments, tools, services, case studies etc.) on all aspects of ecodesign, from regional policy development and delivery through to implementation in industry and education.

English

Europe/EU

2012

SMART SPP

ProjectsEnergy

SMART SPP promoted the introduction onto the market of innovative highly energy efficient technologies in the last stages of development. This was done by encouraging early market engagement between public authority procurers and suppliers in the pre-procurement phase, including the issue of tenders.

English

Europe/EU

The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

2011

InnProBio Toolbox

Useful links

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.

English

Europe/EU

InnProBio consortium

2018