Implementing innovation procurment

Innovation procurement can be implemented by any public authority in any country. Different steps and procedures will be appropriate depending on the contracting authority, their needs, and the market sector. However, some common guiding principles for successful innovation exist.

Start early

Innovation procurement can take time, which is why it is important to plan ahead, and leave enough time to thoroughly assess and understand your needs, and provide early notice to the market of your intentions.

For further information on what innovation procurement is, and how to do it, see the Guidance for Public Authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation.