COSME 2014-2020 programme launched a call for project proposals on Co-Financing Public Procurement of Innovation Consortia. The deadline to submit applications is 19 January 2021 by 17:00 hrs.

The overall objective of the call is to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of EU enterprises, improving SMEs with access to the public procurement market, and increasing the visibility and awareness of the advantages of procuring innovation in the field of public procurement.

This call for proposals has three main objectives:

  1. Encourage cooperation between buyers;
  2. Increase the impact of public procurement on innovation;
  3. Link and establish synergies with research and innovation projects funded by the EU whenever possible.

This call is open to profit-making and non-for-profit organisations, public institutions, universities and research institutions.

The total budget of the call is EUR 5 million.

Guidelines for applicants are available to download HERE (under Public invitations section), and all details about the call are available HERE.

The EU Programme for Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – COSME is European Union programme for the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.