For the European Commission, the development and purchase of innovative products, services and (technological) solutions is an important part of its innovation policy. That is why it provides high funding for procurement projects at attractive conditions in the EU framework program for research and innovation "Horizon Europe".
The success rates in these "special instruments for purchasing consortia" developed by the Commission are particularly high in contrast to other instruments in Horizon Europe.
Many advantages can be achieved through cross-border cooperation in purchasing consortia: Similar public institutions in Europe have similar needs, so costs can be shared, risks minimized and quantities increased.
The 2021/22 calls for tenders on innovative procurement will be published as a cross-cutting theme in the various thematic work programs on the following topics:
- civil security,
- Digital Industries and Space
- climate, energy and transport
- research infrastructures
The individual tenders can be viewed on the Commission's Funding and Tenders Portal.
The work programs are updated every two years. There is the possibility to participate in finding a topic via the contact point. Contact us!