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 until4 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.