The Procurement of Innovation by Public Bodies (PPI) is a public contracting mechanism which is becoming increasingly common.
This represents an ideal opportunity for innovative companies to be awarded public contracts and develop new products and services.
For Public Authorities it offers a way of promoting technological innovation within the existing industrial fabric and responding to the latest needs of the general population.
Sectors such as health, education, dependency care services, environmental management and civil engineering offer ideal opportunities to participate in tenders for innovation procurement by public authorities. There are European funds in place to stimulate this instrument, which in the case of Andalusia, may mean that public agencies receive funding for up to 80% of the cost of the tender process.