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.
This is a free new online training course developed in the framework of HAePPI project (co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme): https://haeppi-project.eu/ It addresses the needs of SMEs that would like to take part in this kind of public procurement tenders, but also it is a support tool for public authorities. The training course, free and open to anyone interested, offers an estimated 30 hours of training based on five different modules: - Introduction to public procurement in relation to SMEs, where you will get a general overview of this instrument, its benefits, and its main financial issues; - Public tenders, to learn all the necessary skills to understand and answer public tenders, to know how to read a tender and write your own proposal; - Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) & Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), to learn about the different ways of acquiring innovation through public purchases; - Tender tracking and support, to be aware of how to look for tenders and where to find external support; - Project & innovation management, to understand the basics of how to successfully manage and monitor a PPI project. Students can plan their learning journey at their convenience, as the training course is accessible through an e-learning platform completely free of charge. The course consists of interactive learning materials, such as videos, presentations, quizzes, a set of coursebooks with all the necessary information for each module, and additional readings on different topics of interest. Access to the course by registering in the online platform in this link: https://haeppi.learning-platform.eu
The Guidance on Innovation Procurement clarifies the concept of innovation procurement and gives concrete examples and practical tools for public buyers to implement procurement strategies that are open to innovators and to help them acquire the new solutions the market can provide.
Learning Technology Accelerator Online course is for organisations and people who are interested in buying learning technologies. On this course you will learn: •Basics of innovation procurement (Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation) •5 Steps to PCP and PPI in the field of Education •How to identify and communicate your needs to other interested procurers •Where to search for funding and how apply for it •How to analyze the market and confirm an innovation gap •How to implement a PCP •Differences between joined and coordinated PPI legal frameworks •Bonus chapter on emerging learning technologies between 2020 to 2030
The LEA Project’s (learntechaccelerator.eu) goal is to accelerate knowledge transfer, dialogue and awareness-raising of innovation procurement within the learning technology (learntech) sector. A brochure has been published to selectively showcase reports and guidelines on innovation procurement of learning technology most relevant for universities. The publication covers the state-of-the-art and innovative trends in learntech development and also highlights useful tools for needs assessment and stakeholder dialogue to ensure that solutions developed through innovation procurement are fit for purpose for end users. Guidance from the European Commission on the legal framework and step by step approaches for innovation procurement is also included.
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.
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.