Innovation Procurement Brokers

2018 - 2020

The Innovation Procurement Brokers project aims to facilitate the procurement of innovative goods and services by strengthening the links between public buyers on the demand side and innovative companies on the supply side. Public buyers are supported in the identification of their needs and, once ready, connected with SMEs and start-ups able to develop innovative solutions responding to their requirements. A total of five regional procurement of innovation broker schemes will be piloted in the Upper Austria Region, Denmark, North Rhine Westfalia (Germany), Ireland and Andalusia (Spain), then scaled up to a European level.

Who we address?
Public buyers
SMEs and start-ups
Organisations supporting innovation procurement

What will be done?
We will test innovation procurement brokerage approaches at regional and European levels
We will support and carry out assessments of public authority needs
We will engage with start-ups and SMEs across Europe to find innovative solutions to needs

This project has received funding from the European Union’s COSME research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 811311.