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!

Discover highlighted 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.


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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.

Highlighted tenders for the public procurement of innovation

  • AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI). Open in a new window.


    The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID -19) and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. This initiative supports AWS customers who are working to bring better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to the market more quickly. The emphasis initially will be on COVID-19, but AWS will also consider other infectious disease diagnostic projects.


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Business challenge

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: Amazon Web Services

    País d'origen: United States

    A qui s'adreça / Què busca: Accredited research institutions, research consortia and private entities.

    Data de vigència: 30 June 2020

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  • Achieving an unprecedented acceleration of vaccine development and global manufacturing capacity to prevent COVID-19. Open in a new window.


    The objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the rapid development of vaccines in order to achieve licensure/emergency authorization in 12 - 18 months or less, and to ensure the availability of sufficient doses for widespread global deployment as soon as possible in 2021. This is all being issued in conjunction with the establishing of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator (, a public - private partnership committed to speeding up the development of and global access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Others

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

    País d'origen: Norway

    A qui s'adreça / Què busca: Multinational Companies, companies in the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network, and other vaccine/biological developers with the capacity or potential to manufacture at scale.

    Data de vigència: 30 June 2020

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  • USAID Development Innovation Ventures (USAID DIV). Open in a new window.


    Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is USAID’s open innovation programme that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge. DIV is open year-round, reviews applications on a rolling basis, and funds innovations in any sector and in any country where USAID operates. Innovations funded by DIV include products, services, applications of new business or delivery models, and production processes.


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Others

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    País d'origen: United States

    A qui s'adreça / Què busca: U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, nonprofit and for-profit entities, as long as the project is in a country where USAID provides funds to development efforts.

    Data de vigència: 31 December 2020

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  • Defence People – Skills, Knowledge and Experience. Open in a new window.


    Novel ideas that could be used by UK Defence to do one or several of the following:​
    - Attract and retain SQEP with niche specialities and technical skills​.
    - Track and manage important skillsets across the workforce.
    - Provide technologies/services and other opportunities to improve welfare standards, workforce health and wellbeing.
    - Provide alternative approaches to contracting or seconding specialist staff.
    - Identify and collaborate with organisations with experience in the above areas​.
    All proposals should consider the use of simulation to personalise training.​


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Others

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: Defence and Security Accelerator

    País d'origen: United Kingdom

    A qui s'adreça / Què busca: Organisations with experience in the above areas

    Data de vigència: 30 July 2020

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  • Inteligencia Artificial con Big Data para el cribado de cáncer en Andalucía. Open in a new window.


    PIBICRA - Plataforma de soluciones de inteligencia artificial basadas en big data para el cribado de cáncer en Andalucía. Objetivos: desarrollo e implantación de una plataforma de inteligencia artificial basada en soluciones abiertas; desarrollo de una plataforma de soluciones avanzadas basadas en inteligencia artificial.


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Licitación de Compra Pública de Innovación

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: Fundación pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud

    País d'origen: España

    A qui s'adreça / Què busca: PIMES, emprendedores y empresas innovadoras

    Data de vigència: 24 de septiembre de 2020

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  • Identificació de colls d'ampolla al trànsit ferroviari. Open in a new window.


    Inclou localitzar els colls d’ampolla de capacitat actuals a tota Alemanya, examinar-los en relació amb les debilitats operatives i analitzar-ne l’enfocament. Les solucions específiques es deriven de mètodes normalitzats generals, s'hauran d'integrar al conjunt de regles actual i se n'haurà de planificar la implementació pràctica. Posteriorment, els mètodes desenvolupats s'han d'aplicar demostrativament en punts seleccionats i els efectes positius s'han de demostrar a la pràctica. Els mètodes s'han de reajustar iterativament basant-se en l'experiència pràctica.


    Tipus d'oportunitat: Licitació de Compra Pública d'Innovació

    Entitat/Organisme que ho convoca: Eisenbahn Bundesamt

    País d'origen: Alemanya

    Data de vigència: 6 d'agost del 2020

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