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5 August 2020

Study on gaps and needs on PPI for SMEs carried out by HAePPI project

The HAePPI project, aimed at developing a new learning curriculum on public procurmenet of innovation in line with the needs of habitat and eHealth SMEs, has issued a report on gaps and needs on PPI for SMEs.

The information gathered, comes from a survey to public procurers and SMEs to identify the necessary knowledge and skills needed for professionals, managers and workers of SMEs to be involve in tenders of public procurement of innovation. Around 25 public authorities and SMEs of the European Union have taken part in the survey Through interviews with experts, public procurement responsibles, and SME's CEOs and managers, they have been able to see first-hand on the barriers SMEs have to face this kind of public tenders, aspects of a tender that could facilitate SMEs participation, and what are the key aspects for a future training on PPI.

The information collected has been analysed into final report, that encloses an introduction to PPI concept, a brief analysis of the benefits and barriers of the participation of SMEs in PPI tenders through different references, and the results of the survey performed by HAePPI project partners.

Read the full report here