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InnoBuyer brings together big public and private organisations (Challengers) and innovative SMEs (Solvers) to jointly co-create innovative solutions, through a lean new model of innovation procurement.

We support Big Organisations (Challengers)....

Identify needs

Identify and describe unmet innovation needs in the organisation with the collaboration of experts and funding support (Get 10.000 EUR).

Find innovators

Identify solutions and providers for innovation challenge with the support of market consultation experts and funding support (Get 10.000 EUR).

Co-create solutions

Engage with an innovative SME to co-create a pilot tackling the organisation’s challenge, in a 10-month period, with funding support (Get up to 6.500 EUR).

Design Terms of Reference

Conceptualize and create ToR specifications for a simplified form of innovation procurement with experts’ support (Get 15.000 EUR).

We support innovative SMEs (Solvers)

Connect with buyers

Meet public & private procurers and learn more about their unmet innovation needs.

Offer innovation

Propose innovative solutions to solve challenges proposed by big European organisations.

Co-create solutions

Develop a pilot in collaboration with a challenge proposer with coaching and funding support (65.000 EUR), in a period of 10 months.

Generate new businesses

Establish strong and long-lasting connections that enable generating new business or access to other potential customers.

The InnoBuyer programme

(Public/Private Organisation)

Identifies challenge €10k for the Challenger

2 months

Applications closed on the 31st of March 2023 at 17:00 CET

(Innovative SME)

Proposes the solution €10k for the Challenger

6 months

Applications closed on the 6nd of June 2024 at 17:00 CET

Challenger & Solver

Pilot solution €6.5k for the Challenger €58.5k for the Solver

10 months


Challenger & Legal Expert

Procurement support €15k for the Challenger

9 months

Expected for 2024/2025


Public tender after InnoBuyer journey

The Open Call for Challengers is closed:

Latest News from InnoBuyer

The InnoBuyer team proudly attended the IPTF Conference, showcasing our demand-driven methodology for innovation procurement. The IPTF Conference, held on June 18th in Brussels 2024, was a key event that highlights the importance of expanding innovative procurement practices.
To find out more about the Open Call for EIC Solvers join our Fireside Chat between TicBiomed and dotLumen, an EIC-funded company that joined InnoBuyer in the first Open Call for Solvers.
Following a successful Open Call for Solvers that saw a total of 176 submitted proposals, nine of the SME’s that were selected have now joined the InnoBuyer project.

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