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Public procurement can drive green conversion

Published: 22 February 2022

Every year, the public sector procures goods and services for almost SEK 800 billion, something that has great potential to drive innovation by demanding new solutions. Vinnova is now making an effort to promote innovation procurement with a focus on green conversion.

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Innovation procurement means that the organization that makes the procurement requests new solutions to meet a need, instead of buying already finished products.

This is something that has great potential to drive innovation, which is not least needed for the green transition. It also creates new opportunities for innovative companies to deliver goods and services. It can be about procurement of, for example, infrastructure, buildings, electronics, food, services or other.

- There are great opportunities with innovation procurement, but they are not used to a sufficient extent. A piece of the puzzle is about being able to attach external competence to yourself when you as a contracting organization need a decision basis or have already made a decision about innovation procurement, says Nina Widmark, Vinnova.

Vinnova is now making an effort on checks for innovation procurement for public actors who, in connection with innovation procurement, need to link up with external expertise, with a focus on green conversion. The grant can also pay for access to external infrastructure to test, verify and validate new solutions.


Nina Widmark

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 30 52

Last updated 22 February 2022

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