COSME Call 2017 - Innovation Procurement Broker: Creating Links for the Facilitation of Public Procurement of Innovation COS-LINKPP-2017-2-02 Closed!


The specific objectives of this call for proposals are to:

  • Create adequate links between public administrations, research institutions and the private sector in order to exploit the procurement potential of large buyers or other aggregators of public procurement. Here the main goal remains to create new opportunities for SMEs and/or start-ups to develop new products, services and to grow or scale up their operations;
  • Develop and implement a sustainable method for the successful facilitation of public procurement of innovation within the broad area of topics related to sustainability and energy efficiency within the European Single Market;
  • Support the growth and development of innovative SMEs and start-ups by making it easier for them to address public demand through participation in public procurement of innovation;
  • Ensure the European dimension of the solutions to be brokered


In order to achieve the objectives of this call for proposals (as indicated above), the applicant shall act as Innovation Procurement Broker. In the proposal, applicants must describe the activities to be carried out as outlined below. Moreover, applicants are free to propose additional activities if duly justified and in line with the objectives of this call for proposals:

  1. Define the role and fine tune the tasks of the Innovation Procurement Broker
  2. Promote and manage two networks of stakeholders in the European innovation eco-system
  3. Advise public buyers on the definition of their actual procurement needs
  4. Define innovative products or services that tackle actual needs of the public buyers
  5. Propose recommendations, provide advice and strengthen knowledge sharing

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 January 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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