The programme will speed up the introduction of innovations through procurement excellence and the development of markets. The objective is to improve market access for products and services developed by SMEs in particular and also to improve the productivity and effectiveness of public services.
The programme focuses on those sectors which are addressing society’s major challenges, and where the public sector has a significant role in market development. These include energy and the environment, ICT, social and health care services, the built environment and security. Private strategic procurement also holds an important position.
The programme works in close cooperation with Tekes’ other programmes and focus areas.
The programme budget is about EUR 60 million of which Tekes will cover half.