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.




Public procurement promoting innovation has a high position on the Hungarian policy agenda. Both on the European and the national level, it is regarded as an important demand-side instrument. While there is no stand-alone procurement for innovation action plan yet, procurement for innovation is addressed in Hungary’s part of the EU strategy EU2020 as well as in the “Investment into the Future” - The National Research and Development and Innovation Strategy 2013-20 and in the National Smart Specialization Strategy (S3). The S3 has Pre-commercial Procurement as one of its pilot projects to be carried out in 2017-18.


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