Best Practices

As a rule, calls for tender for projects funded in the framework of PCP/PPI have no thematic restrictions and come from the following areas:

  • Health
  • Security
  • IT
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Research infrastructures

Please find below examples of ongoing and completed projects.

Health care

Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance & Recovery Services (STARS) aims to develop ICT solutions for hospitals: state-of-the-art technology should be used to prevent stress and thus speed up the recovery of patients. More information...

The aim of the THALEA project is to introduce a telemedicine “cockpit” that will agglomerate the health data of patients in different intensive care units. This will facilitate better control and comparability of medical conditions and their progression. More information...

The aim of the Horizon 2020 “Nightingale” project is to develop innovative, wearable, wireless systems for real-time monitoring of high-risk patients both in hospitals and at home to ensure reliable and rapid detection of clinical deterioration 24/7. More information...


The Cloud for Europe project supports the use of cloud computing in public administration and government-industry collaboration.


PAPIRUS placed sustainability and energy efficiency in construction and renovation at the heart of the procurement process. Suppliers of innovative solutions were included in the procedure in many different ways. More information...

Munipicial management/ Safety Technology

Based on a survey of 961 fire brigades, innovation potential for firefighting clothing was assessed to increase the safety of firefighters.

Sustainable development

The InnProBio project aims to set up a community of public procurement professionals who are interested in purchasing innovative, bio-based products and related services.

Information technology

After a comprehensive market research, members of the PRACE Network concluded that new technologies and approaches for energy-efficient supercomputers should be developed and tested as part of innovation-driven procurement.

Other projects and possibilities to participate

Further examples of PCP/PPI projects can be found on the website of the EU Commission.

Ongoing projects sometimes offer public institutions the possibility to join as followers. In addition, they can in some cases generate follow-on projects. If you are interested, please either contact the respective project directly or the EU Contact Point.