Report EU Learning Lab meeting on Public Procurement of Innovation

Innovation through public procurement is much needed. It helps public authorities to tackle local or national challenges and improve their efficiency. It stimulates green growth and provides jobs. That is why PIANOo and Consip organized an EU Learning Lab meeting on Public Procurement of Innovation on 14 and 15 December 2011. On this page you find a short summary of this meeting, and you can download the presentations. (december 2011)

Participants of the EU Learning Lab were members of the EU Lab and representatives of the international public procurement of innovation, people who are involved in the lead market initiative of DG Enterprise. An international mix of 75 procurement officers, policy advisors and project managers came to the RAI congress center in Amsterdam. During the two days of this meeting participants were actively engaged in workshops, addressing procurement topics such as dynamic traffic management, and discussing good practices in for example the cleaning and renovating of hospitals.

Following the EU Learning Lab meeting participants were encouraged to attend the International Supply Chain Management Congress (15-16 December) at the same location. PIANOo and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (ELI) sponsored this event. On Thursday morning participants could visit the PIANOo/ELI stand where the results of the Dutch precommercial procurement program SBIR were presented.

More information

Procurement Forum website

ISMC website

More information on SBIR (in Dutch)


Most presentations of the EU Lab meeting as well as other relevant publications can be downloaded on these two pages.

The following presentations will be available soon:

Session 1b - Forward commitment procurement, the case of Rotherham hospital
Session 1c - Sustainable innovation in construction procurement