This call for tenders aims to prepare future innovation policy measures of various nature:
- A study assessing options for the future structure and implementation methods of the innovation-related EU funding programmes. The study aims also at exploring the feasibility of a common application and information system for the harmonisation with Member States' programmes and the possible combination of funding from different programmes.
- A Secretariat for the European Design Innovation Initiative and its Leadership Board, to support the Commission in launching the initiative in 2011.
A study on future EU support to public procurement of innovative solutions which will assess the feasibility of different options and will provide recommendations on how an EU scheme should be conceived and implemented.