Pre-commercial procurement brochure

This brochure intends to raise awareness on how R&D services can be procured in a way that applies risk-benefi t sharing between procurers and suppliers but that does not constitute State aid. its aim has been to help public authorities to use research results to obtain better value for money more quickly. It should also boost innovation by shortening the time to market for suppliers. This is particularly important for the competitive position of rapidly changing technology intensive sectors. (2008)