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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The competitive dialogue

Tools/Guidance

A guide to the optimal use of the competitive dialogue procedure produced by the Dutch central government based on a number of recent Dutch experiences.

English, Dutch

Netherlands

Dutch national government

2009

Public Procurement for Innovation in Baltic Metropolises

Case studiesReports

A collection of case studies of the procurement of innovative solutions in the Baltic region. The report also summarises the main elements considered favourable to innovation

English

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Sweden

Baltic Metropoles/Tallinn University of Technology

2007

Biberstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria - Historical renovation with sustainable material

Case studiesBuildings and construction

The refurbishment of this historic building addressed energy-efficiency, and ventilation. The klima:aktiv tool was applied in the renovation process, which includes a 33% reduction in energy demand for heating and cooling as well as innovative energy monitoring techniques.

English

Austria

SCI-Network

2011

Transport for London - Construction innovation seminars

Case studiesBuildings and construction

A case study examining construction innovation seminars held by Transport for London (TfL) to capture innovative ideas around sustainable construction from its current construction suppliers.

English

United Kingdom

SCI-Network

2011

RAPIDE

Projects

The project is focused on supporting the implementation of good practice relating to the role of the public sector in stimulating innovation in partner regions. In particular, the project will help businesses, primarily SMEs, to bring innovative products and services to the market more quickly.

English

Europe/EU

Lead Market Initiative For Europe

Projects

The Lead Market Initiative is the European policy for 6 important sectors that are supported by actions to lower barriers to bring new products or services onto the market.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry

Innovation and Public Procurement. Review of Issues at Stake

Reports

A study prepared by the Frauenhofer Institut for the European Commission analysing existing rules and current practices of public innovation procurement and examples of good practices. It also presents general lessons learned.

English

Europe/EU

Frauenhofer Institute, on behalf of the European Commission

2005

Developing procurement practices favourable to R&D and innovation

Reports

Expert group report prepared by the European Commission, DG Research in 2005. It explores options for good practice and policy in 'procurement for innovation', including presenting a detailed set of recommendations.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Research

2005

PRO-INNO Exploratory Team Report - Towards Innovative Public Procurement

Reports

A report from PRO INNO Europe on the challenges and possible responses for trans-national cooperation in innovative procurement

English

Europe/EU

PRO INNO Europe

2007