Procurement of Innovation platform



The German Competence Centre for innovation procurement, KOINNO, was established by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The centre is driven by the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME). The integrated EU-contact-point is managed by the Innovation Agency ZENIT. BME works to reach procurers in rural and economically disadvantaged regions within Germany, finding solutions for the challenges these procurers face. ZENIT functions as the EU Contact Point for public procurements of innovative solutions in Germany. It assists German procurers to apply for EU funding for innovation procurement, including also pre-commercial procurement (PCP) actions.

As part of Procure2Innovate, KOINNO will be exploring the use of financial incentive schemes, and in-house training seminars for innovation procurement.

To find out more about KOINNO's services, download this factsheet here
Download the KOINNO Public Procurement of Innovation Guide here

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Interested in attending innovation procurement events in Germany? Check KOINNO's events webpage.

Download KOINNO factsheet here.

We offer effective implementation of innovation. Our free-of-charge services are advancing the innovation of public procurement in Germany!

Susanne Kurz
International Project Manager, BME