InnoBuyer is a coordination and support action funded under the European Innovation Council. The InnoBuyer consortium consists of F6S (Ireland), CIVITTA (Estonia) and TICBIOMED (Spain).
InnoBuyer aims to become a testing ground and benchmark towards the implementation of a demand-driven methodology that brings together Challengers (public and private organisations) and Solvers (notably European Innovation Council-supported SMEs), to jointly co-create innovative solutions, and speed-up the process leading to a concrete innovation procurement.
InnoBuyer programme will fund activities under four different actions. The Challengers selected to take part in the programme will get support from the InnoBuyer consortium to further define their unmet needs and translate them into a challenge (Action 1), that can be launched in a call for innovation suppliers/Solvers. Once the best Solver for each particular challenge gets selected (Action 2), Challengers and Solvers will co-create and pilot an innovative solution (Action 3). If by the end of the process the solution shows promising results, Challengers will receive support to launch an innovation procurement procedure (Action 4) for the wide adoption of the solution.
Currently the Call for Challengers is open and public and private organisations, legally established in any of the following countries can apply:
- The Member States of the European Union including their outermost regions
- The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States
- Horizon Europe associated countries
For all eligibility criteria check the Guidelines for Applicants for more information.
Call deadline is 31st of March 2023 at 17:00 CET. Up to 15 Challengers are expected to be funded, minimum 10 public Challengers and up to 5 private Challengers.
All information on the call, webinars, the application kit (guidelines, proposal form, model subgrant agreement etc.) and FAQs are available here.