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Call for proposalsClosed

Public procurement of Innovation Development


Publication date
Opening date
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Deadline date
3 May 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


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 

  • that use public procurement as a tool to foster innovation in areas of strong public interest
  • that have the potential to create a positive social impact, particularly in the areas of digital transformation, public health and green transformation

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.

Project budget

The available call budget is estimated at €4 000 000.

The awarding authority plans to award two to three proposals.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal.


26 JANUARY 2022
Call for proposals: public procurement of innovation development