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.

155 resources online

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VIDEO: Introduction to the Swedish competence centre on innovation procurement

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Introduction from Johanne Enberg – Estratega de Innovation Procurement | Strategist Innovation Procurement

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Sweden

Procure2Innovate

2019

VIDEO: Introduction to the Spanish competence centre on innovation procurement

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Introduction from Sergio Capitán – Head of CDTI’s Innovation Procurement Office

English

Spain

Procure2Innovate

2019

VIDEO: Introduction to the Dutch competence centre on innovation procurement

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Introduction from Baldwin Henderson – Senior Consultant, PIANOo

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Netherlands

Procure2Innovate

2019

VIDEO: Introduction to the Austrian competence centre on innovation procurement

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Introduction from Stefan Maier, Head of the PPPI Service Centre

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Austria

Procure2Innovate

2019

VIDEO: Introduction to the German competence centre on innovation procurement

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Introduction from Susanne Kurtz – Deputy head of KOINNO - Kompetenzzentrum innovative Beschaffung.

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Germany

Procure2Innovate

2019

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

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Ireland

Enterprise Ireland