InnProBio, the Forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, aimed to build a community of public procurement practitioners interested in Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) of Bio-Based Products and Services (BBPS).
Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP). This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.
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The European Bioeconomy Strategy proposes a comprehensive approach to address the environmental, ecological, energy, food supply and natural resource challenges that Europe and the world are facing. Bio-based products and services are an integral part of this strategy.
The Bioeconomy is an alternative to the fossil-based economy and can contribute to limit the negative impacts on the environment, mitigate climate change and provide opportunities for innovation, jobs and growth.
InnProBio is an EU funded three year long project, which began in March 2015 and ended in March 2018.