More about PPI2Innovate project
Public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) is a powerful tool to boost innovation.
The public sector demands innovative solutions that are not yet available or not at large scale on the market and thus forces providers to innovate. PPI is well supported on the European level (i.e. Horizon 2020), there exist also various guidance and training tools already for few years. So far they did not boost the PPI usage in the majority of central European regions because available tools are not customised to national frameworks and regional knowledge hubs are missing.
PPI2Innovate targets directly public procurers on all administrative levels in central Europe with the aim to build regional capacities in PPI, to change attitude towards PPI, to strengthen linkages among relevant stakeholders in regional innovation systems and to finally boost usage of PPI.
The project will achieve this change by delivering innovative outputs such as 3 thematic PPI2Innovate tools for SMART Health, SMART Energy and SMART ICT fully customized to 6 national institutional frameworks and translated. In addition the project will create 6 regional Competence centres for PPI and their central European network as well as 6 action plans to implement 8 PPI projects in each region. 4 PPI pilots will strengthen linkages to apply a trans-regional “learning by doing approach” and to show successful stories in 4 regions.