Public Procurement for Innovation

Good Practices and Strategies

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Public procurement offers an enormous potential market for innovative products and services. Used strategically, it can help governments boost innovation at both the national and local level and ultimately improve productivity and inclusiveness. Based on good practices in OECD and partner countries, this report analyses the state of play of procurement for innovation and provides a flexible framework focusing on 9 areas to promote it.




Austria implemented the “Austrian Action Plan on Public Procurement Promoting Innovation PPPI” as a follow up of the “Austrian Strategy for Research, Technology and Innovation (2011)”. The strategy aims to create a “systemic, modern policy on research, technology and innovation” by using public procurement as a lever. The strategy has linkages to other policy areas, for example education policy and competition policy.


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