In 2016 – 2017 Horizon 2020 provides 130 Mio euro of support to innovation procurement across the domains of Health, Security, Energy, Transport, Space and Climate Change / Environment, European Research Infrastructures, ICT.
Through innovation procurement the public sector can drive innovation from the demand side. This enables the public sector to modernize public services faster while creating opportunities for companies in Europe to bring research results to the market and gain leadership in new markets.
Horizon 2020 supports two complementary types of innovation procurement: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) addresses the development and testing of innovative solutions, Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) focuses on the deployment of innovative solutions.
Examples of ongoing PCP and PPI projects.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu