Public Innovation Procurement (PPI) is an administrative action aimed at fostering the development of innovative solutions from the demand side through public procurement.
- Improve public services by incorporating innovative goods or services.
- Promote business innovation and, therefore, economic growth.
- Promote the internationalisation of innovation by using the local public market as a launch or reference customer.
PPI is an instrument that can be used by any public sector entity or organisation that has the status of contracting authority and provides a public service where it identifies a need or deficiency that cannot be met through the procurement of goods or services offered by the market.
- Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI): the aim is to procure a product or service that does not exist at the time but whose development is already very near to the market.
- Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): its purpose is to provide an R&D service that would result in bringing to the market one or more innovative solutions capable of satisfying the needs identified by the contracting authority.