Public Procurement of Innovation
Purchases procedures where public authorities act as a launch customer for innovative goods or services which are not yet available on a large scale commercial basis, and could require or not a R&D phase
250 000 public authorities in the EU spend €2 trillion per year
Public procurement accounts for about 19% of GDP in the European Union
The Europe 2020 Strategy sets a target of 3% of the EU´s GDP to be invested in R&D by 2020
SMEs gets 45% of public contracts in the European Union
PPI offers SMEs an opportunity to enter in larger markets
SMEs can prove the viability of new products through their participation on PPI tenders
Develop a new learning curriculum on public procurement of innovation
Identify current gaps and needs in European SMEs to manage and bet for PPI
Design and develop a Joint Curriculum on PPI for the habitat and e-health sectors
Foster the connection between two different industry sectors, habitat and e-health
Boost the innovative practices in European SMEs
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