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Pre-commercial procurement call on civil security

Published on | 2 months ago

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The European Commission has announced a Horizon Europe call for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) on civil security. This call aims to support consortia of end-users and public procurers from several countries that want to launch together a pre-commercial procurement for acquiring the development of innovative civil security technology solutions.

The indicative budget of 10,5 million € aims to fund 2 projects.

The call for proposals is expected to open on 27 June and close on 20 November 2024.

Background: 

Pre-commercial procurement is the first step in innovation procurement, starting from relatively low technology readiness levels (TRLs). The public buyer purchases research & development services for a product or a service that is still further away from the market. PCP is divided in three phases: solution design (TRL 3-4), prototype development (TRL 5-6) and original development of a limited volume of first products/services (TRL 7-8).

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