Public procurement of innovation (PPI) is an instrument that promotes innovation and boosts the development of new markets from the demand side through public procurement with a series of characteristics that complement R&D&I subsidies.
It is not about grants or subsidies; it is about innovative companies seeing the public administration as a potential customer.
Thus, it becomes a powerful tool that will favour the growth of the entities of the Basque innovation system, generating impact and value for the strategic projects of the entities under the Department of Development, Sustainability and the Environment.
In this regard, it is important to keep in mind that Public Procurement of Innovation is not a new type of contract, using technological tools in the contracting process, or buying innovative products that already exist.
Innovative companies will be able to launch solutions to needs they have detected in the public sector.
Through participation in challenges launched by public entities.
Using the local public market as a launch or reference customer.
PRELIMINARY MARKET CONSULTATION. The TurboWave Public Procurement of Innovation action aims to accelerate the development of air turbine technologies that are tailored to the needs of the wave power industry in general and the specific technical requirements of the Mutriku plant.
Who want to share their challenges and technological advances or have identified needs and have the potential to offer innovative answers.
For the challenges of the companies of the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment of the Basque Government. The Basque Energy Agency (EVE), Sprilur, IHOBE and Basque Trade & Investment are some of the public entities that are already preparing their challenges.
If there was a clear demand, innovative companies would invest to offer innovative products and if the buyer knew the available alternatives suitable and affordable for their challenges, they would buy them
We encourage public entities that are members of the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government to launch PPI tenders so that they can acquire products or services through innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions.
The Basque Energy Agency (EVE), Sprilur, IHOBE and Basque Trade & Investment are some of the public entities that are already preparing their challenges.
Our experience in the management of R&D&I support instruments, and our knowledge of the Basque Innovation System, allow us to support both the supply and demand side at the same time, contributing to the transformation and improvement of public services and, therefore, to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens.
PPI, a tool initiative aligned with the strategic innovation framework of the Basque Country, RIS3 EUSKADI.