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Public procurement of innovation
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Public procurement of innovation

Find the best buyer for your innovation

The Public Procurement of Innovation is an administrative initiative to promote innovation, aimed at encouraging the development of innovative solutions from demand, via public procurement.

If you are an innovative company that is offering new solutions to the market and would like to take part in open public tenders, apply for this service! We will help you to find the tenders which offer you the best opportunities; we will advise you on the presentation of your proposal and will help you to search for partners to carry it out.

Do not hesitate any longer. Check out the open tenders for the public procurement of innovation!

What does it offer?

This service offers:

  • Information to identify and monitor tenders for the public procurement of innovation
  • Advice and assistance in the analysis process, partner search and presentation of the proposal
  • Promotion of the participation of SMEs in the public procurement of innovation procedures, strengthening of the mechanisms of advertising with the prior announcement, and promotion of dialogue and fluid communication among contracting entities and the most innovative companies
  • Major contracts broken down into different batches to adapt them to specialized sectors that promote cooperation and subcontracting with bidders

Contact us to find out all the details!

Who is it for?

The Public Procurement of Innovation service targets companies with high research and innovation potential interested in finding a buyer or collaborators to develop their solutions. Research that provides new solutions to problems that may be of concern to the public sector.

Support for the Public Procurement of Innovation service is a permanent service of ACCIÓ. Apply for it!

New solutions

15% of Gross Domestic Product is currently generated by the Public Procurement and the aim is to devote 3% to R&D and innovation. Public agencies buy innovation and identify how far the solutions in demand are from being available on the market. Depending on this gap different categories are applicable:

Pre-commercial Procurement (CPP)

Contracting of R&D services in which the public purchaser does not reserve the result of the R&D for its exclusive use but shares the risks and benefits with the companies. This is in order to steer the development of solutions towards specific public sector needs, comparing/validating the alternative solution on various sellers.

Public Procurement of Innovative Technology (CPI)

Public purchase of a good or service that does not exist on the market at the time of purchase but can be developed in a reasonably short period of time. This is in order to act as a launch customer/first adopter/first purchaser of innovative final commercial solutions new on the market.

The complete cycle of innovation is deemed to consist of the concept and evaluation of the feasibility of the new product; the research and development with commercial demonstration and replication; and it terminates with the marketing.

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