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.

151 resources online

Latest resources

Guide to Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

Introduction to innovation procurement that includes explanation of the terminology and step by step process of PCP and PPI

Estonian

Estonia

Enterprise Estonia

2016

Innovative Procurement - Opportunities and Chances Webinar

Useful links

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)

English

Europe/EU

SESAM

2018

INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN EUROPE: First outline of an innovation ecosystem index

Reports

The goal of the here presented research study is to develop a typology, which gives a better understanding of what kind of archetypes of European innovation ecosystems exist. Additionally, the study develops a set of flexible and fixed criteria for the archetypes, which can be used by cities to classify themselves and develop the best strategies to develop innovation ecosystems.

English

Europe/EU

Urban Agenda

2019

Guidelines for AI Procurement

Tools/Guidance

The guidelines provide fundamental considerations that a government should address before acquiring and deploying AI solutions and services. They apply once it has been determined that the solution needed for a problem could be AI-driven.

English

International

World Economic Forum

2019

Client Network for Strategic Management

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about buyers networks. Relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2019

Develop Business Through Better Purchasing

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about functional requirements. relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten and The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

2017

Dialogue for Development

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about early dialogue/market dialogue. Targeted at political decision makers, and strategic and operative public procurers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2017

Innovation in Procurement

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about innovation procurement. Targeted at political decision makers and strategic and operative procurers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2017

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

ProjectsUseful links

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

English

Ireland

Enterprise Ireland