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MLE on Innovation Procurement – Report on developing strategic frameworks for innovation-related public procurement

This thematic report, produced by the PSF Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Innovation Procurement, puts forward relevant frameworks and definitions for discussion. The report builds on a Challenge Paper, background research and feedback from participating countries at MLE workshops in Brussels and The Hague. The report focuses on four specific types of public procurement: direct innovation procurement, catalytic innovation procurement, functional regular procurement, and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). 

Events

Kick-off meeting - MLE on Innovation Procurement

19 January 2017
DG Research and Innovation - Unit A4
Brussels, Belgium

This kick-off meeting discussed the four main issues to be addressed in the upcoming workshops on innovation-enhancing public procurement: a strategic framework, capacity building, financial and other enabling incentives and resources, as well as measurement, evaluation and monitoring. The MLE team presented the draft Modus Operandi, the roadmap and general overview of the MLE process and its structure. The meeting was also an opportunity to meet the country representatives on innovation-enhancing procurement, and to present and discuss the major challenges, scope and topics of the MLE.

First country visit - MLE on Innovation Procurement

19 March 2017 to 23 March 2017
PIANOo and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
The Netherlands

How to use public procurement to enhance innovation? This first country visit focused on the topic of a strategic framework for innovation procurement, as well as national strategies and action plans for promoting Innovation Procurement. As part of such a framework, definitions, goals, indicators, tools and activities, as well as roles and responsibilities of the actors involved, were discussed by the participants. In addition, it was an opportunity for participating countries to learn and exchange experience with the hosts, PIANOo and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.

Second country visit – MLE on Innovation Procurement

31 May 2017 to 1 June 2017
Frankfurt, Germany

The public sector is a major purchaser and potential customer for innovative companies, products and services. How best to use this potential to enhance innovation? This second country visit focused on capacity building. Public entities have pursued different approaches to fostering effective use of the various innovation procurement procedures, adequate formulation of tenders, dealing with innovation-related risks, and getting internal and external backing. Equally, suppliers such as SMEs may require a better understanding of public entities’ needs, while politicians might need to better understand the societal and long-term benefits of innovation procurement. The working meeting on 1 June was preceded on 31 May by a visit to procuring organisations.

Third country visit – MLE on Innovation Procurement – measurement, evaluation and monitoring

20 September 2017 to 21 September 2017
DG RTD, Unit A4
Vienna, Austria

In order to make the most of the public sector’s potential – as a major purchaser – to support innovation and innovative companies, products and services, this third country visit focuses on measurement, evaluation and monitoring of innovation procurement. There will be a presentation of the Austrian approach to innovation procurement from strategic framework, through governance and set-up, to the instruments used for capacity building and financial incentives. There will also be presentations and discussions of the background paper and experiences from different countries.

Fourth country visit: MLE on Innovation Procurement – funding and financial incentives

28 November 2017 to 29 November 2017
DG Research and Innovation, Unit A4
Madrid, Spain

This fourth fact-finding visit will address one of the remaining issues on innovation-enhancing public procurement – financial and other enabling incentives and resources – with presentations and discussions based on the background paper and experiences from different countries. Discussions will also focus on the final report and deliverables of this MLE, aiming to make the most of the public sector’s potential to enhance innovation, as a major purchaser and potential customer for innovative companies, products and services.

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