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Report
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
Management Committee,
Brussels, 26 June 2008
Public Procurement in support of
the Lead Markets Initiative
Peter Dröll
Head of Unit, Innovation Policy Development
DG Enterprise and Industry
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
Public procurement in support of the Lead Markets Initiative
Background
• The Aho Report of 2006 called for re-balancing supply and demand
innovation policies in the EU
• EU needs more innovation friendly-markets and to stimulate demand
• The Broad-based innovation strategy Communication proposed a policy
intervention to facilitate the emergence of lead markets in the EU
The Lead Markets Initiative Communication (December 2007)
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
The call for public procurement networks – budget context
WP EIP 2009 budget - ENTR D1
LMI call for PP networks
Strategic Analysis for Innovation
Regional Innovation Strategies panorama
Other support measures
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2.5
2.5
0.9
Strategic Analysis
for Innovation, 2.5
m€
8.9
Regional
Innovation
Strategies
panorama, 2.5 m€
LMI call for PP
networks, 3 m€
Other support
measures, 0.9 m€
ENTR D1 - Total budget within the WP EIP 2009 → 8,9 m€
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
The Lead Markets areas and the policy tools
Lead Market Areas
Policy tools
Standardisation
Labelling
Certification
eHealth
Legislation
Networks of
advanced
public
procurers to
foster
demand for
innovation
Protective
textiles
Product
performance
standards
(WP EIP
2009)
Recycling
Renewables
energies
Complementary
Actions
Network to be set
up by DG INFSO
Recommendation
for interoperability
Sustainable
construction
Bio-based
products
Public
Procurement
Integrate RE
sources into
national grids
Financial support for
market replication
projects
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
Public procurement networks – proposed activities
• Bring together contracting authorities to exchange practice on…
• …technical specifications & dialogue with industry, use of standards,
• …procurement strategies, risk management, contract implementation
• Organise events and training for public procurers
• Coordinate information and “calls for solutions” for potential suppliers
• Coordinate public procurement actions to overcome fragmentation
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
Feedback for the preparation of the call documentation
• Public consultation open until end of July, available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/leadmarket/leadmarket.htm
• Workshop with experts in The Hague, 3-4 July
• Internal discussion with other Commission services
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG
Core information on the proposed call for proposals
• Eligible applicants: Contracting authorities as defined in 93/37/EEC
• Geographical eligibility: EU27 + EFTA + EEA + Croatia, Turkey, FYROM +
countries having accession agreement to CIP
• Maximum budget: 3 million €
• Maximum amount by project: 1 million €
• Indicative number of projects: 3 to 4
• Community co-financing rate: 95%
• Duration of the actions: 36 months
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European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG

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