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P5 Innobroker

Public Private Partnership for Public Procurement of Innovation within the Innobroker Model (P5 Innobroker)

P5 Innobroker feature   COSME


P5 Innobroker stands for “Public Private Partnership for Public Procurement of Innovation within the Innobroker Model.” It expresses the goal to further develop, accelerate, deploy, validate and demonstrate a self-sustainable EU-wide B2G Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) brokerage service ecosystem-based business model and platform (Innobroker) for mobilizing and bringing together early adopter public buyers and leading-edge EU SMEs and start-ups as well as to pave the way for the implementation of an effective, collaborative/coordinated set of transnational SMEs/start-up-oriented PPI bids through a Public-Private Partnership PPI Facilitator Business Model (P5 Innovation Procurement broker).

Public procurement accounts for about 14% of the European Union's (EU) gross domestic product - meaning it has enormous potential to guide new developments in a range of sectors, help to stimulate future markets and address key societal challenges. Public authorities who support the process of innovation or purchase innovative goods and services are often directly awarded with improved services at optimised costs.

Innovation procurement can involve buying the process of innovation or buying the outcomes of innovation, such as:

  • Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): the public buyers describe their needs, and procure businesses and researchers to develop innovative products, services or processes to meet the need.
  • Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI): instead of buying 'off-the-shelf' solutions, the public buyers act as an early adopter or launch customer of innovative solutions new to the market.

The scope of the P5 Innobroker project will be achieved through a set of specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-constrained (SMART) specific objectives, which are fully aligned with the COSME COS-LINKPP-2020-2-05 call topic scope and objectives. The specific objectives are the following:

Objective 1 – Accelerating the development and implementation of the Innovation Procurement Broker (IPB) Business Model (BM).

Objective 2 – Maturing, improving, and fine-tuning the Innobroker concept by testing it against specific local and regional boundary conditions.

Objective 3 – To demonstrate in quantitative terms the relevance and effectiveness of the IPB BM model and the role of IPBs, as well as its contribution to innovation deployment.

Objective 4 – To contribute to make the IPB BM self-sustainable.

Objective 5 – To develop and strengthen adequate links between public administrations and innovation ecosystem players creating a business-friendly environment and reducing the administrative burden on SMEs;

Objective 6 – To create new opportunities for SMEs and/or start-ups to develop new products, services and to grow or scale up their operations.

Objective 7 – To support the growth and development of innovative SMEs and start-ups by the provision of appropriate business development and technology valorisation services schemes within the IPB BM including the support for participation in IP bids.

Objective 8 – To pave the way for the implementation of an effective, collaborative/coordinated set of transnational SMEs/start-up-oriented PPI bids, thus accelerating the rolling-out and boosting of IP throughout the EU, Neighbourhood and Associated Countries, ensuring the European dimension of the brokered solutions from suppliers.


01.11.2021 - 31.10.2024

(36 months)

Total Budget

880.295,97 EUR

Lead partner:

- Andalusia Technological Corporation (CTA), Spain


- EA- Eco-entreprises (EA), France

- Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) Greece

- Larnaca and Famagusta Districts Development Agency (ANETEL), Cyprus

- Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (SERDA), Bosnia and Herzegovina

- Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia (CCSBS), Slovenia

CERTH’s role in the project

CERTH will lead WP6 about SMEs business development & technology valorization and knowledge sharing, as well as 2 tasks in WP4 about Public buyers technical assistance.

Contact information

Dr. Panagiotis Grammelis (Research director)


Chrysovalantis Ketikidis (Research associate)


Evangelia Mylona (Research associate)


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