COSME Call 2018 - Co-Financing of Consortia for Public Procurement of Innovation COS-PPI-2018-2-01 Closed!


This call for proposals has three main objectives.

  • Encourage cooperation between public buyers to promote the use of public procurement to contribute to the development of innovation.
  • Use public procurement as a mechanism to pilot innovation in areas of strong public interest such as, for instance, clean energy (contributing to Paris targets for fighting climate change) or healthcare. This will in turn encouraging innovative EU companies, in particular SMEs, to develop new solutions to address societal challenges.
  • Link and establish synergies with research and innovation projects funded by the EU (via Horizon 2020, COSME or EU funding programmes) whenever possible.


All of the following activities must be carried out in the context of this call for proposals:

  1. Assessment of the public buyers’ needs
  2. Open market consultation
  3. Engaging the market jointly,
  4. Capacity Building and coordination between public buyers
  5. Developing the specifications for the call for tenders to be launched:
  6. Preparation and implementation of the call for tenders,
  7. Communication on the achievements of the projects:

European community funding

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

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 December 2018 - 2 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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