Guidance on public procurement of innovation
The European Commission is proposing a guidance document that presents the issues that public buyers should know about to start and develop their procurement of innovation practice.
Procurement of innovation platform
The procurement of innovation platform helps public authorities, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders to exchange information on public procurement of innovation. It includes a procurement forum and a resource centre. It is only available in English.
European assistance for innovation procurement
This website offers dedicated assistance for procurement of innovative products and services, with detailed case-studies and recommendations.
Driving innovation in SMEs
Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are innovation leaders in many markets. Helping them to access public procurement markets creates opportunities for them to grow.
Pre-commercial procurement is a recommended approach for buying R&D services in a way that shares both the risk (cost) and the benefit (results). It enables public authorities to pay less for R&D services while leaving industry with sufficient rights to reuse the successful results in other projects.