About the project
National Research Centres (NRCs) are the main producers of R&D results in the Mediterranean region, whose results are transferred to the society through different instruments but not through Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI), although public procurement makes up a large share of public spending and at least 17% of the GDP of most Mediterranean countries. The PPI4MED project aims to create and demonstrate a model to transfer results from NRCs to public buyers, industry, SMEs and people through the co-design of solutions in 5 national and 1 cross-border living labs and the implementation of 12 real PPI processes to raise awareness of policymakers to include PPI as a strategic instrument to transfer results as part of the science policy in each concerned country. PPI can be a transformational instrument for scientific policy and R&D results financed by the public sector. The pilots to be implemented in 5 countries will demonstrate the potential of PPI to address the major challenges of our societies.