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Shaping Europe’s digital future
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Pilot Project: EU Innovation Procurement Observatory

With this procurement the European Commission aims set up an observatory that tracks national policy frameworks / initiatives and investments on innovation procurement in the digital economy around Europe and that engages public buyers, policy makers and citizens across Europe to share good practices. Economic operators interested in this call are invited to submit a tender by 6 October 2022 via the electronic submission system (e-Submission) available from the TED e-Tendering website.(ref. CNECT/2022/OP/0055)

Using public investments smartly to speed up the adoption of innovative solutions is crucial for successful digital, green economic recovery. Europe needs to step up its game to safeguard its global competitiveness. Objective is to raise political visibility and impetus across countries around Europe to make this happen. Greater political engagement with continued regular EU wide monitoring can reinforce the impact of economic recovery plans. It can encourage countries to set higher ambitions for modernising public services with more cutting-edge solutions, which creates simultaneously high value jobs, including for innovative startups and SMEs.