Forum for bio-based innovation in public procurement

                                                                                           Image © Stefan Körber, Tropfen, Fotolia 

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.

What are bio-based products and services exactly, and what why should the public sector be interested in purchasing them? Read more


What are the expected impacts of the project?

  • Lower the barriers and increase the market segment of bio-based products by triggering demand for innovation through public procurement
  • Contribute to improving the knowledge and skills of those involved in designing procurement procedures and increasing the general overall awareness of the potential benefits of bio-based products and services
  • Contribute to the objectives of the Lead Market initiative on bio-based products and the EU's Innovation Policy, as well as other related policies such as the EU's Green Public Procurement


The key role of the bio-based sector

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.

Read more about InnProBio

Find our more about InnProBio by downloading these leaflets

Outcomes (published in August 2017)



English version


Project basics (published in October 2015)


Dutch version

English version

French version

German version

Polish version