The 2022 European Innovation Procurement Award is out!!!

Innovation procurement boosts the process of transforming research results and ideas into innovative solutions. It represents an untapped potential to stimulate the demand for innovation. By using innovation procurement, the public and private sectors can provide state-of-the-art services and goods to the society and, at the same time, offer new growth and commercialisation opportunities for suppliers of disruptive solutions, particularly start-ups and SMEs.

The European Innovation Procurement Awards aim to recognise public and private buyers, natural persons and those legal entities supporting these practices across Europe in their efforts to promote and stimulate innovation procurement and the innovative ways the solutions are procured.

The Awards also aim to demonstrate how innovation procurement positively transforms the economy by not only creating new and sustainable markets, but also by tackling societal challenges such as climate change.

Three categories are included: – Innovation procurement strategyFacing societal challengesProcurement leadership

Each category will reward the winner with EUR 75 000 and one runner-up with EUR 25 000.

Deadline: 22 June 17h00 (CET)

Read more about “who should apply“, “how to apply” as well as about eligibility and award criteria HERE.