The purpose of the call is to enhance the internal market through public procurement of innovation that contributes to the transition towards a more competitive, digital, greener and social economy.
The European Commission is seeking innovations that are not yet large scale commercially available but have that potential to be. To that end, this call seeks to encourage public buyers, who are ready to implement innovative technologies, to act as launching customers together with the supply side, particularly SMEs.
More specifically, the call intends to support proposals:
Successful proposals should contribute to capacity building and knowledge transfer on public procurement of innovation, increasing the number of procurers involved in the collaborative process and developing tools and knowledge for replication of the developed procurement of innovation.