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About the Project

The overall objective of the international PAPIRUS project is to promote, implement and validate innovative solutions enabling the European community to achieve sustainable construction. The project implies an introduction of a new public procurement process focused on providing materials characterized by near zero energy consumption for the repair and construction of buildings in four European locations.

The project involves representatives of the public sector, which accounts for a significant proportion of the total number of existing buildings in Europe. The public sector has become an important factor in stimulating and serving as a model for the transformation of the market towards more efficient products, buildings and services.

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“How to implement Public Procurement of Innovation – Lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project”






One of the tasks of the PAPIRUS project is training activities in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation. The main objective of these activities is:

  • Awareness raising about the benefits of Public Procurements of Innovation;
  • Training of procurement and contracting staff across Europe on proper implementation of Public Procurements of Innovative Solutions.

A series of training workshops are being held within the project and this Guide serves as training materials. 

The guide is dedicated for all Public Procurers across Europe who plan on implementing PPI and want to learn from the PAPIRUS experience about the principles on which public procurements of innovative solutions are based. 

The guide includes the explanation of public procurement of innovation, the benefits it brings, implementation rules and steps as well as lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project. Therefore, this document is not only a theoretical description of guidelines but also practical set of tips which may be useful for future followers.

The PAPIRUS Consortium hopes that this guide will bring you one step closer to the implementation of Public Procurement of Innovation.

Download the Guide in  English or in Spanish.

The Guide will soon be available in Italian and German. 




Tecnalia OSLO KOMMUNE  Landratsamt Enzkreis ATC TORINOgeticaa SESTAO BERRI 2010 SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ASM - Centrum Badań i Analiz Rynku Sp. z o.o.