These steps can be used on the private market as well as if your platform is academic, state or municipality. If you run a project and you are not a private actor you will fall under procurement. As an example, this can be used when needs are identified that can be met by the market. This is also an advantage as it brings in the knowledge we have just talked about in this presentation.

When there are needs in the organization that not yet exist in shape of services/ products on the market and when new development is required, and maybe even research for suppliers to develop a new product or service – “Innovation procurement” is the tool to use. Innovation procurement is a tool for enabling the development of those public services needed to meet societal challenges today and tomorrow.. It is also, when used the right way, a sharp tool that can hit the ground running.

We have executed several innovative procurements in our project and directed them straight from the target and from the goal and results that needs to be delivered. Very narrow and sharp – focusing on delivery.
This is our simple process:

1. Identify the case goal, results to achieve and the product or service that will be developed.

2. Create the partnership that will deliver the chain from R&D to market/ end user and understanding between them.

3. Identify the parts of the chain that falls under procurement.

4. Specify exactly what the demands in these parts of the delivery are.

5. Draw up the procurement to the point to meet delivery. It is often forgotten to put demands on open communication and DRIVE, this is needed.

Procurement must be looked at as a part of the delivery chain.

More on innovation procurement here: