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.




Greece does not yet have an procurement for innovation action plan. However, Greece is taking first measures addressing this issue. Greece’s smart specialisation strategy (RIS 3) 2014-20 includes a programme on Pre-commercial Procurement, conducted by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious affairs. The programme has a budget of EUR 40 million. A pilot is under preparation.


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