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European Innovation Procurement Awards

Recognising the efforts done by public and private buyers to promote and implement innovation procurement across Europe

2021 edition

The European Innovation Procurement Awards 2021

On 25 November, at the Award Ceremony held during the European Innovation Council Summit, the European Commission announced the winners of the first edition of the EU Innovation Procurement Awards.

Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winner of each category will be rewarded with EUR 75 000 while each of the runners-up will receive EUR 25 000.

This competition is funded under Horizon Europe and managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).

Meet  all the winners and finalists

EIC Innovation Procurement Award Finalists 2021



Innovation procurement modernises public sector with economical and higher quality solutions. These practices directly contribute to EU competitiveness, by opening a route-to-the market for new players, especially SMEs. They also help larger companies to bring innovative products to the market, stimulating cross-border company growth and the creation of jobs.

The European Innovation Procurement Awards recognises powerful cases of public and private buyers on using innovation procurement practices across Europe and emphasises the importance of close buyer–supplier cooperation in bringing the innovative solutions to market.

The prize supports the community of European procurers to share, work together and inspire each other in the design of innovative procurement processes, and particularly in the delivery of modern and efficient public services.

Check the Rules of contest for more info on the 2021 edition

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The next edition of the EU Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIPAwards) will be launched in spring 2022. Please check this webpage for updates, and follow us on Twitter @EUeic with the hashtag #EUIPAwards.

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