MLE on Innovation Procurement publishes reports
The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Innovation Procurement has published two reports on the Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) website of the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility. Both are part of four thematic reports that build the basis for the final report of the MLE on innovation-related procurement, which was carried out between 2017 and 2018.
The thematic paper "Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of innovation related procurement (Topic D)" focuses on the monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of innovation-related procurement, which includes innovation-enhancing procurement (IEP) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The report provides a conceptual framework for measuring and evaluating innovation-related procurement, defining the key concepts and the dimensions considered within it. The report also specifies the indicators that could best help to measure the key dimensions considered in the previous framework.
The report on "Financial Mechanisms in support of Innovation-enhancing Procurement and Pre-commercial Procurement (Topic C)" sets out the rationale for financing in support of innovation-related procurement and considers the framework conditions necessary for successful financing mechanisms. It concludes with several recommendations arising from the MLE process and includes national profiles summarising the different approaches taken at a national level. The Topic C MLE process concluded that there is a clear rationale for financing for innovation related procurement in the context of the overall policy framework, be it at a national or EC level.