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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AI4CITIES

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehiclesEnergy

Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the fastest-growing technologies in recent years, has the potential to play a mission-driven role in cities’ climate action plans. The AI4Cities project aims to harness this potential by bringing together leading European cities looking for energy and mobility solutions to reduce GHG emissions and support their climate action commitments towards carbon neutrality. Helsinki (Finland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the six European cities and regions involved in this project. In AI4Cities, these six cities will go through a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process. PCP is an innovation procurement tool to stimulate market innovation as it enables the public sector to steer the development of new solutions directly towards its needs. In this context, the six cities will define the needs and requirements of the energy and mobility solutions to be developed, and challenge start-ups, SMEs and companies to design innovative solutions applying the use of AI and related enabling digital technologies, such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data applications. The AI4Cities project is divided into five main phases (0-4): one preparatory phase (0), three standard PCP phases (1 – solutions design, 2 – prototype phase, and 3 – prototype testing phase) and one final impact assessment and follow up phase (4). A group of follower cities will be recruited throughout the project to enhance the market uptake of the developed solutions.

English

Europe/EU, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway

ICLEI Europe

2020

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

English

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

English

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

English

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.

English

Germany

Procure2Innovate

2019

Fit for Competition Guidelines

Tools/Guidance

This document explains how innovative companies can participate at public procurement tenders. The target for this document is innovative companies/ suppliers.

German

Austria

Bundesministerium Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort

2018

IÖB Law Guide

Tools/Guidance

A guidance on the legal framework for public procurement for innovation.

German

Austria

IÖB

IP practical guide for public organizations of the Valencian Regional Administration Practical Innovation Procurement Guide for Public Organisations of the Valencian Regional Administration

Tools/GuidanceCase studies

Practical manual for administration staff. Collection of most relevant success stories and examples of documentation models.

Spanish

Spain

AVI (Valencian Agency of Innovation)

2019