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The EU's research and innovation programs FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 fund projects in which groups of procurers from different countries around Europe are jointly implementing Pre-Commercial Procurements(PCP)s or Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPIs), as well as coordination and networking projects that prepare the ground for future PCP or PPIs.

More information on the ongoing projects in the ICT domain listed below is collected in this brochure. The following presentation provides an overview of PCP and PPI projects in other non-ICT domains funded by other Commission Directorates General.

Last updated on 21/11/2016 - 16:53
Innovation procurement can deliver solutions to challenges of public interest and ICTs can play a major role in this.

Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) is used when challenges can be addressed by innovative solutions that are nearly or already in small quantity in the market and don't need new Research & Development (R&D).

Last updated on 21/04/2016 - 18:02
The Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) can stimulate innovation by bringing innovative commercial end-solutions earlier to the market.

Contracting authorities can act as a launch pad for innovative goods or services which are not yet available on large scale commercial basis and may include conformance testing.

A strong and stable demand through government procurement can create demand long before a commercial market is established. This has several advantages:

Last updated on 03/03/2015 - 19:05
Pre-Commercial Procurement is designed to steer the development of solutions towards concrete public sector needs. Under Horizon 2020, the EU increases support for groups of public procurers who work together on joint Pre-Commercial Procurements (PCPs).

The procurement of research and development (R&D) is an important tool to stimulate innovation. It allows public authorities to steer the development of new solutions directly towards their needs. However, the procurement of R&D remains underused in Europe. Under Horizon 2020, the EU increases support for groups of public procurers who work together on joint Pre-Commercial Procurements.

Last updated on 03/03/2015 - 19:06