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Guidance for public authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI)

This Guide is aimed primarily at those who are
responsible for planning and executing procurement
procedures (procurers). It offers detailed information
about the ‘why, what and how’ of PPI, including
case studies from public authorities across Europe,
explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to
common questions. It may also be of interest to policy
makers, consultants, private companies and others
who have a stake in successful PPI. There is a growing
community of individuals and organisations with an
active interest in innovation procurement, including
national and regional innovation agencies. The Guide
aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal
and practical dimensions of PPI in language which is
clear and accessible to all readers.