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.




At the time of the OECD Survey, the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) was about to pass the National Research Plan (NRP) 2015-20. This plan aims at streamlining, simplifying and boosting the national research system by sustaining all research phases with new funds and by offering a stable and innovative policy framework. The NRP fosters policies that sustain research through the promotion of public demand for innovative solutions, and makes pre-commercial procurement an integral part of Italian national research policy.


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