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.
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The Market Maturation Fund, in collaboration with Albertslund Municipality, Esbjerg Municipality and Frederikssund Municipality, as well as the Danish Competition & Consumer Authority, is testing the new form of tender "Innovation Partnerships" with a focus on Care / Welfare. Background: In connection with the new Public Procurement Act, a completely new form of public procurement called "Innovation Partnerships" was opened up. The innovation partnership gives public parties the opportunity to create innovation and solve problems in a new and more efficient way in collaboration with private suppliers, while the public party has an option to buy the solution afterwards.
In this development project, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration draws attention to tunnel safety. They challenge the market for solutions that make it possible to detect incidents, provide information about what is happening and help with self-rescue. The development project is one of four innovation partnerships that received funding from Innovation Norway in 2017. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration receives project support in the implementation from Innovation Norway, Difi and the National Program for Supplier Development
In the project called "Innovative patient process", Østfold Hospital has joined forces with Innovation Norway, Difi and the Supplier Development Program to invite private providers to enter into innovation partnerships, to develop future-oriented solutions and services that enable safe and good home follow-up for cancer patients.
Article about the project 'Sterke Lekdijk' in the Netherlands which is part of the Flood Protection Program (HWBP). The primary barrier no longer meets the new safety standards in the Water Act and will be reinforced over a length of 55 kilometers. The 'De Stichtse Rijnlanden Water Board' (HDSR) wants to engage three parties for the reinforcement of the Lekdijk. They will work together according to an innovation partnership. The aim is to carry out the improvement without emissions.
Experimenting with innovative startups. Minister Knops of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) wants to modernize his ministry in a world that is changing rapidly. BZK completed its first Startup In Residence (SiR) program and has now started a second edition together with other authorities.
Under the PPI4HPC project, funded by the European Commission (call EINFRA-21-2017), a group of leading European supercomputing centres (BSC in Spain, CINECA in Italy, Forschungszentrum Juelich-JSC in Germany and GENCI/CEA in France) formed a buyer’s group to execute a joint Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) for the first time in the area of High-Performance Computing (HPC). The document provides details on the procedure that the partners undertook to initiate and run the joint public procurement process and the legal lessons that they learnt along the course of actions.
GPP Case Study- Frederiksberg is, like many European cities, challenged by urban flooding. While sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a growing practice in city planning, an ideal solution for Frederiksberg’s dense city streets did not yet exist. As such, the municipality decided to use an innovation partnership approach to procure a customised solution.
The HAePPI project, framed within the Erasmus + programme, has emerged with the aim of developing a new learning curriculum on PPI in line with the needs of habitat and eHealth SMEs. As a first step to achieve this goal, project partners have dedicated the first months of the project to conduct a study to identify the needs and gaps that currently have SMEs to participate on public tenders of innovation, that are necessary to be covered in the future HAePPI training course. For this, they have benefited from the participation of almost 25 public authorities and SMEs of the European Union. Through interviews with experts, public procurement responsibles, and SME´s CEOs and managers, they have been able to see first-hand on the barriers SMEs have to face this kind of public tenders, aspects of a tender that could facilitate SMEs participation, and what are the key aspects for a future training on PPI. The information collected has been analysed into final report, that encloses an introduction to PPI concept, a brief analysis of the benefits and barriers of the participation of SMEs in PPI tenders through different references, and the results of the survey performed by HAePPI project partners.