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.

146 resources online

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Catalogue of Best Practices on PPI

Tools/Guidance

This Catalogue of Good Practices showcases five exemplary cases in Public Procurement of Innovation from the different InnoBrokers pilot projects. The good practice cases presented in the document encompass different stages of the brokerage service and focus in particular on pre-procurement planning and support, exemplary needs assessment process and market engagement methods.

English

Europe/EU

Pre-commercial procurement of innovative open cloud services

Case studiesICT (information and communication techn.)

Large scale scientific projects in fields like genome analysis, astrophysics, life science and photon science rely on global collaboration. This requires huge amounts of data storage and analysis tools which meet the specific needs of the science and research community. A group of ten public research organisations from 7 Euroepan countries – headed by CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research - joined forces in a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project, which aimed to design a cloud-based system specifically for science and research. This PCP was cofounded by the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme via the Helix Nebula Science Cloud project. In recognition of its outstanding use of PCP, CERN was also awarded the 2019 Procura+ Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT Award, which is supported by the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project.

English

Europe/EU, Switzerland

Procure2Innovate

2019

Innovation procurement for renovating unused warehouse for a sustainable Youth Centre

Case studiesBuildings and construction

EC GPP Case Study - Consorci de la Ribera & Alzira Municipality (Spain) used an innovation procurement approach to sustainably refurbish an unused warehouse and transform it into a Youth Centre (“Casal Jove”) for Alzira. Suppliers were asked to provide innovative façade renovations which would significantly reduce the overall building energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions without compromising the building’s functionality and comfort.

English

Europe/EU, Spain

EC GPP Helpdesk

2019

Public Procurement Guide on innovation for circular economy and sustainability

Tools/Guidance

Guide where both public purchasers and companies can consult concepts of Public Purchase of Innovation, Circular Economy and a large set of practical examples - in a single document.

Spanish

Europe/EU, Spain

Municipality of Alicante

2020

Innovation in Public Procurement

Tools/Guidance

A guide aimed at presenting the legal tools available to buyers and companies to develop new solutions through innovation procurement. The document also highlights some feedback on the application of the different tools but also of good practices to be disseminated and of the points of vigilance on legal pitfalls to be avoided.

French

Europe/EU, International, France, Canada, Kuwait

Syntec-Ingénierie

2019

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

VIDEO: Introduction to the Swedish competence centre on innovation procurement

Useful links

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

Useful links

Introduction from Sergio Capitán – Head of CDTI’s Innovation Procurement Office

English

Spain

Procure2Innovate

2019