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Strategy to promote and consolidate public procurement in innovation

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Estrategia para el Impulso y Consolidación de la Compra Pública de Innovación
2018 to 2024
Policy objectives Plus
6.2. Public procurement of innovation
7.1. Public sector innovation initiatives
Presentation of the measure:

The measure aims to promote innovation through a public procurement mechanism. Its objectives include improving public services through R&D, promoting innovative markets and stimulating private investment; thus contributing to the diversification of economic activities and the transformation of Andalusia into a knowledge-based economic model.

The instrument works by identifying a wide range of needs that require advanced products and services, which are not yet available on the market. These needs are identified by the Government and aligned with the RIS3 of Andalusia. In relation to the identified needs, five strategic objectives and six strategic lines are defined.

Budget, source and type of funding
Source of funding2018201920202021
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds 50000000
Private funds
Total(automatic sum)50000000
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

No information available.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

The measure resorts into an increasingly popular instrument: the innovation public procurement. Using this instrument, it expects to promote technological innovation within the productive tissue and meet new citizenship’s demands.   

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Organisation(s) responsible