The commitment to public procurement of innovation – Lluís Juncà Pujol

Public procurement of innovation is one of the most powerful tools available to government to promote the transformation of public services and enhance the competitiveness of the business sector. Moreover, it is one of the main instruments available to articulate the cooperation of quadruple helix players (government, universities and research and innovation centres, companies, and users of services) in developing new products and services that can provide more effective responses to the needs of people and societal challenges.

Accordingly, collaborative innovation processes promoted by public procurement of innovation generate benefits for all stakeholders: government and citizens, because it helps to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of public services; and companies, universities and research and innovation centres because it offers them the opportunity to develop new products and services that respond to real social demands.Read More »