COS-LINKPP-2017-2-02: Innovation procurement broker: creating links for the facilitation of public procurement of innovation

This call for proposals will support one pilot for the co-financing of one Innovation Procurement Broker to develop and implement a sustainable method for the successful facilitation of public procurement of innovation. A specific focus will be put on the broad area of topics related to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency within the European Single Market.

The general objective of this call for proposals is to establish an Innovation Procurement Broker that will bring together and facilitate commercial links between public buyers, suppliers of innovation (with a special focus on SMEs and start-ups), investors, and researchers.

Type of activities

In order to achieve the objectives of this call for proposals, the applicant shall act as Innovation Procurement Broker. In the proposal, applicants must describe the following activities to be carried out:

  • Define the role and fine tune the tasks of the Innovation Procurement Broker
  • Promote and manage two networks of stakeholders in the European innovation eco-system
  • Advise public buyers on the definition of their actual procurement needs
  • Define innovative products or services that tackle actual needs of the public buyers
  • Propose recommendations, provide advice and strengthen knowledge sharing

Submission of proposals

The deadline for electronic submission has been extended until 4 January 2018 at 17:00 hours (Brussels time) please see published corrigendum in "Call for Proposals" below. 

The electronic submission reference for this call is COS-LINKPP-2017-2-02.

Please click and access the Participant Portal to draft and submit proposals.


Consortia must have at least 2 members from at least 2 eligible countries. At least one member of the consortium has to be a public authority (European, national, regional, local).

The coordinator of the consortium shall be a public body.

Eligible consortia must be composed entirely of organisations and countries defined as eligible applicants (see section 6 in the terms of reference for the call).


EASME is available to answer questions relating to the content of the present call for proposals. All questions must be sent by e-mail to:

Answers to questions received will be published at regular intervals on this webpage (see FAQ document below).

Important notice

EASME will be closed during the festive season, i.e. from 23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.

For this reason, all questions from applicants need to be submitted no later than 20 December 2017.

The last FAQ will be published on 22 December 2017. 

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