InnoBuyer programme will fund activities under four different actions. The Challengers selected to take part in the programme will get support from the InnoBuyer consortium to further define their unmet needs and translate them into a challenge (Action 1), that can be launched in a call for innovation suppliers/Solvers.
Once the best Solver for each particular challenge gets selected (Action 2), Challengers and Solvers will co-create and pilot an innovative solution (Action 3). If by the end of the process the solution shows promising results, Challengers will receive support to launch an innovation procurement procedure (Action 4) for the wide adoption of the solution.
Identification of the unmet need, and design the challenge specifications to find the best innovation suppliers.
Recruitment of other buyers with a similar need to the one proposed.
Implementation of a market consultation on the proposed challenge, as well as the recruitment and selection of innovative SMEs via open call.
Selection of the best solution or SME.
Co-creation of a solution with the awarded SME.
Testing of the solution in real conditions.
Legal support to draft the procurement tender for the adoption of the innovative solution, if the co-creation is successful.
* Tentative dates
Public and private organisations, legally established in any of the following countries:
Other eligibility criteria may apply. Please check the Guidelines for Applicants for more information.
If selected, you will also be requested to send the following documents: