First Horizon 2020 funding for innovation procurement available now

December 2013 the European Commission adopted the 2014-2020 research and innovation funding program Horizon 2020 that makes available €140 Million in 2014-2015 to support procurers from around Europe to cooperate on innovation procurement in areas such as Health, Food, Energy, Transport, Climate Change, ICT & Research Infrastructures.

Innovation procurement in Horizon 2020 encompasses Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) that focus on development respectively deployment of innovative solutions. Calls are open for:

  • Coordination and support actions: 100% EU funding for the coordination and networking costs to cooperate on identifying opportunities and preparing for future PCPs / PPIs
  • PCP or PPI Cofund actions: 70% respectively 20% EU funding for the costs - including the PCP or PPI procurement cost itself - to prepare and undertake a PCP or PPI procurement

23 January 2014 info and networking day in Brussels: following presentations and participants list are uploaded here: