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Specialist Advisory Services to build capacities on innovation - Interconnected Innovation Ecosystems (2023.2) (HORIZON-EIE-2023-CONNECT-02-02)


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21 September 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


The proposals should focus on the following activities:

· Awareness-raising and enhanced knowledge on innovation procurement legal frameworks for public procurers and evaluators of innovative procurement;

· Enhanced innovation knowledge and skills in procurers, raising awareness about codesign processes between SMEs and procurers (public and private) that may help to discover the most up-to-date innovative technological solutions, and assist in their development and further acquisition;

· Scale up examples of best practice on the definition of needs and design of procedures and long-term strategies in the field of innovation procurement;

· Create more structured cooperation between the ecosystems of procurers and financial investors for innovation procurements.

Target group(s)

Public and private procurers, state-owned enterprises, SMEs and start-ups, research and technological organisations, innovation agencies and other public bodies responsible for promoting innovation procurement, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

Guidelines for applicants

Further information and guidelines for applicants can be found on the European Innovation Ecosystems webpage.