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Industrial innovation

Consultation on establishing public procurement networks

In May 2008, the Commission launched an open public consultation seeking views on the aims, scope, activities and modalities of supporting thematic networks of public procurers in the lead market areas.

Such networks were foreseen in the Communication " A Lead Market Initiative for Europe " and subsequently endorsed by the Competitiveness Council of 29 May 2008. A consultation document pdf - 35 KB [35 KB] was made available to provide further background and set out particular proposals and considerations for comment. The consultation was launched on 23 May 2008 with a deadline for responses of 25 July 2008.
The purpose of the consultation was to inform the preparations of a call for proposals under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme that was launched in Autumn 2008.

We have received 27 responses. The large majority (25) of these responses gave permission to being made publicly available.

Overall, the responses demonstrated a high level of support for the proposed networks as a way of supporting public procurers and making a strong impact on the lead market areas through raising the demand for innovations that meet existing and future public needs.

List of responses

General responses

Umweltbundesamt pdf - 30 KB [30 KB] (Federal Environment Agency, Germany)

Romanian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development pdf - 17 KB [17 KB]

Vinnova pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]

Climate Alliance pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]

Birmingham City Council pdf - 15 KB [15 KB] , United Kingdom

French Government pdf - 28 KB [28 KB]

Ministry of Economic Affairs pdf - 254 KB [254 KB] , The Netherlands

ICLEI pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]



Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]

European Council of Engineers Chambers pdf - 93 KB [93 KB] (ECEC)

EUS Holdings Limited pdf - 23 KB [23 KB]

Geosystems group s.r.l. & Innovation carrier s.r.l. pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

Climate Alliance pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]

Culminatum Ltd Oy pdf - 195 KB [195 KB] , Helsinki Region Centre of Expertise


Protective Textiles

Firebury Ltd pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]

C. Sandroni & Co S.r.l. (Busto Arsizio, Italy), G.Tosi S.r.l. (Busto Arsizio, Italy), Manifatture Cotoniere Settentrionali S.r.l. (Busto Arsizio, Italy), Microsystems S.r.l. (Milan, Italy) pdf - 24 KB [24 KB]

Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI) pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania pdf - 52 KB [52 KB]

PROMPTEX pdf - 60 KB [60 KB] (European federation)

Beschafferungsamt des Bundesministeriums des Innern pdf - 171 KB [171 KB] , Germany

Centrocot pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]

Lithuanin Textile Institute pdf - 8 KB [8 KB]

European Tender Consultancy Partners pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]


Bio-based Products

Culminatum Ltd Oy pdf - 195 KB [195 KB] , Helsinki Region Centre of Expertise



Federation of the German Waste Management Industry pdf - 86 KB [86 KB] (BDE)

Culminatum Ltd Oy pdf - 195 KB [195 KB] , Helsinki Region Centre of Expertise






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