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.




The framework of procurement for innovation in France is part of the innovation strategy as a demand-side support tool. The main objective is to support the growth of innovative SMEs by funding the development of their innovations, providing them with access to new markets and quality references. Public procurement is considered a way to increase the public funding of innovation. The innovation policy highlights how public procurement can act as a level for these policy goals.


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