27 March 2013

€6.3 million available in EC call for public procurement of innovation proposals

The European Commission is calling on public procurement bodies to submit proposals for collaborative, cross-border projects that support “buyers groups” in utilising Public Procurement of Innovation. The projects should improve the economic framework conditions for innovation and contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The deadline for submissions is 28 May 2013 at 12:00 CET.

It is necessary that the proposals clearly demonstrate how public procurement bodies will act, during the project, as launch customers for innovative goods or services which are not yet available on a large-scale commercial basis. Due to the extra risk involved in purchasing such products, the European Commission is willing to provide co-financing. The call has a total budget of €6.3 million.

Higher quality ranking will be given to proposals that focus on the EC’s industrial innovation priorities: clean vehicles and related mobility devices (excluding information & communication technology solutions); sustainable construction; and more efficient use of raw materials, including recycling. If you intend to submit a proposal and are looking for a partner organisation, please contact

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