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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Innovation Fields in Public IT 2019 2020

ReportsICT (information and communication techn.)

What are the main fields of innovation in public IT? What are the most important developments, what application options exist and what effects can be expected? Where are opportunities, where are risks lurking? In order to answer these questions, five key areas of innovation in public IT in a data analysis of almost two million scientific publications were identified: resource-efficient AI, new developments in blockchain technology, artificial realism, weaknesses in AI systems and the automated detection of human emotions , Intentions and behaviour. In addition to a detailed look at the current fields of innovation, we also take a quick look back and give recommendations for the future design of developments triggered by the fields of innovation.

German

Germany

Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT

2019

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

LEA Learntech Accelerator

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Based on the findings from the IMAILE project, which conducted a pre-commercial procurement of Personal Learning Environment software, the LEA project aims to develop a critical mass of European procurers demanding innovative learn tech solutions.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement - A practical guide for public authorities

Tools/GuidanceICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehiclesBuildings and constructionLighting

This guide provides clear steps for public authorities that want to become “innovation-friendly” – that is achieving the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.

Multiple
English, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish

Europe/EU

The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

2011

PICSE project on Cloud Services Procurement

ReportsICT (information and communication techn.)

The Roadmap highlights the existing challenges, barriers and trends in procuring cloud services, including a focus on using pre-commercial procurement to purchase services. The Lessons Learned report describes the experience of thirteen public sector organisations across Europe who have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes.

English

Europe/EU

PICSE proejct

2016

Select for Cities

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Benefit from experience and lessons learned from the ongoing SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement Project to develop a data-driven, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform for large-scale urban co-creation

English

Europe/EU

FABULOS

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehicles

The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. The goal is to procure the operations of an autonomous bus line.

English

Europe/EU

CHARM Programme - improving traffic management through pre-commercial procurement (PCP)

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Some specific functions that significantly improve traffic management are not yet available on the market. The CHARM PCP project (2012-2017) challenged the market to develop innovative traffic management functions for Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands) and Highways England. External companies have developed six new prototypes for incident detection, network management and in-car systems.

English, Dutch

Netherlands, United Kingdom

2017

EU GPP case study: Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment (Sweden)

Case studiesICT (information and communication techn.)

In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers. The new stipulations include low energy consumption, the use of recycled plastic in new products and eliminating lead, mercury and halogenated flame retardants from new computers.

English

Sweden

European Commission - Directorate General Environment

2011