This policy brief explores the role of innovation procurement for regional development. Innovation procurement is an important policy tool that aims to support public buyers so that they can:
- Shape new markets
- Support innovative SMEs
- Contribute better to the green and digital twin transitions
- Support the resilience of the EU
This policy brief summarises the main points from the European Commission Guidance on Innovation Procurement to support regional policymakers in better navigating innovation procurement policies. In addition, you'll find interesting good practices from Interreg Europe projects. Many projects have investigated local and regional policies to promote pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) offering many insights for regional policy learning.
Explore five policy recommendations, using the experience of Interreg Europe projects to inspire policymakers to better design and deliver innovation procurement policies, in this policy brief.