What is a pre commercial procurement?

What is a pre commercial procurement?

Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) is a demand-side innovation approach to develop R&D services with the objective to stimulate innovation.

What is funding Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is the EU funding programme for research and innovation. It provides research and innovation funding for multi-national collaboration projects as well as for individual researchers and supports SMEs with a special funding instrument.

What does pre commercial mean?

Adjective. precommercial (not comparable) Prior to commerce. quotations ▼

What is innovation procurement?

“Innovation procurement” refers to any procurement that has one or both of the following aspects: – buying the outcomes of innovation created of others. In the first instance, the public buyer buys the research and development services of products, services or processes, which do not exist yet.

Who can participate in Horizon Europe?

Most Horizon Europe calls are also open to participants from non-associated countries and international organisations, unless specific limitations or conditions are laid down in the work programme and/or the call/topic text, such as those highlighted for associated countries above.

What are the funding opportunities for Horizon 2020?

Funding opportunities are foreseen for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: health, security, energy, transport, satellite and research infrastructures. Horizon 2020 offers the following funding opportunities exist for consortia of procurers:

Is there an extension to the Horizon 2020 deadline?

Due to the Corona virus, Horizon 2020 call deadlines for several innovation procurement calls have been extended. The extension for each topic can be different and is published on the EU funding and tenders portal.

Can a CSA grant be used for procurement?

CSA grants do not provide EU co-financing for an actual procurement. PCP or PPI actions co-finance both the procurement cost for groups of procurers to buy the research, development and validation (PCP) or deployment (PPI) of innovative solutions as well as coordination and networking costs to prepare, manage and follow up such procurements.

When to use pre commercial procurement ( PCP )?

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) can be used by procurers when there are no near-to-the-market solutions yet that meet all the procurers’ requirements and new R&D is needed to get new solutions developed and tested to address the procurement need.