Understanding Public Procurement of Innovation

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Manchester Business School

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Edler J (2016) Konzepte und Instrumente nachfrageorientierter Umweltinnovationspolitik in ├ľkologisches Wirtschaften - Fachzeitschrift

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Uyarra E (2017) Anchoring the innovation impacts of public procurement to place: The role of conversations in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

 
Description Recommendations to overcome the barriers have been formulated. The findings have been presented in numerous conferences and reports/papers as reported in the project output summary file. Future research should focus on private demand for innovation, on organisational features in large, multi-layered public organisations and on schemes that link departmental missions with innovation.
Exploitation Route The findings are all concerned with concrete procurement practice and are thus all relevant for policy makers and suppliers. The recommendations are included in various academic publications, but have already been discussed with policy makers and industry. The pathway is through direct interaction, through trade journal summaries, through our own workshops and conferences. See sheet impact, policy influence and the other output sheets for the pathways created
Sectors Other

URL https://underpinn.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Conference/tabid/2511/language/en-GB/Default.aspx
 
Description Advising the World Bank in Innovation Policy - Demand and Public Procuremkent
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Consultation to the Royal Academy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Uyarra was invited to consult the Royal Academy of Engineering on UK Government Procurement. The organising committee seeks to develop guidelines to help Government make good engineering procurement decisions. Uyarra's contribution was a concrete input based on the UNDERPINN evidence.
 
Description Demand and supply policies. Hurdles and suggestions
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Invited (and paid) presentation to the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) - Council committee of national representatives consulting on European research policy. (Conference contribution, see Conferences Tab). Insights in public procurement to high level policy makers
 
Description INput into The Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The report seeks to influence the practice of central and local government in their procurement practice. The impact of our work is, first, on the report itself, where in terms of economic impact the following statement based on the Underpin work. is made "Central and local government should publicly report on the level of procurement they source from scale-up companies and their funding should be reviewed in terms of the amount of procurement they do with scale-ups". It is yet too early to see how much this concrete recommendation in the report has led to change of behaviour. The impact is potentially across all sectors of the industry that supply to the public sector, we cannot select a particular industrial sector as asked for above.
URL http://www.scaleupreport.org
 
Description Influenced the design of the new public procurement intermediation instruemnt at EU level
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Informal meeting with BIS Secretary of State Vince Cable
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Jakob Edler was invited to informal conversation with Vince Cable discussing implications of UNDERPINN. On the basis of his UNDERPINN work Edler was invited to exchange UNDERPINN findings with Vince Cable and his team. This fed into long term thinking around industrial policy. This conversation subsequently led to the invitation to the Heseltine review.
 
Description Innovation policy at the core of modern industrial policy: linking demand, capacity and knowledge
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Jakob Edler invited presentation to the Heseltine review.
 
Description Innovation policy at the core of modern industrial policy: linking demand, capacity and knowledge
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Jakob Edler invited presentation to the Heseltine review. Edler's presentation was part of a seminar given in the context of the Heseltine Review on long term UK competitiveness. The review team invited Edler and asked for written summary of the presentation after the event to be included as background in the review.
 
Description Interaction with European policy makers and politicians
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Presentations to European Parliament rapporteur on new procurement directives and to senior DG Enterprise officials has contributed to emergence of new innovation-oriented regulations.
 
Description Luke Georghiou participation in O'Reilly Review of the Effectiveness of Government Support for Innovation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Luke Georghiou was member of the review committee that assessed the effectiveness of innovation policy in the UK, input from our UNDERPIN work influenced the work.
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Lords
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Personal interaction with policy makers at all levels
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Regular contact with key policymakers in area including Chief Executive and senior staff of Technology Strategy Board, both senior BIS Ministers (Vince Cable and David Willetts) and BIS officials responsible for innovation policy. In addition contact through case work with several other government departments and NHS. Our data has supported the development of innovation procurement policy and ensured that it remains a priority.
 
Description Public Procurement Schemes and demand Side Innovation Policy - A Critique
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In 2nd international Expert Conference on Innovation Procurement by SBIR and PCP, Towards International Collaboration. The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands and the Technopolicy Network (invited and paid). Conference focused on one specific aspect of innovation policy of which the public procurement findings are key, this further gave evidence for the need and potential of public procurement as an innovation policy tool
 
Description References in policy report UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Setting the scene. Public Procurement of Innovation and Pre-Commercial Procurement as policy tools
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Introduction to a video seminar organised by Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Four German Federal Ministries on the initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (video presentation). (Conference contribution, see Conferences Tab). German ministries asked for advice on organising public procurement and pre-commercial procurement in order to define their strategy at national and EU level. They finished the workshop by stating that "after this, we need to re-think our take on the issue".
 
Description Call for tender the evaluatoin of the SBRI schme
Amount £142,526 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description Call for tender to analyse public procurement of innovation in selected countries
Amount $17,787 (USD)
Organisation Inter-American Development Bank 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 08/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Academic and stakeholder session at the Innovation Summit 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a session organised at the summit of the Innovation Research Council 2013, it was geared towards the academic and policy maker community. We reported broadly on all outcomes of the ESRC funded project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Demand and supply policies : hurdles and suggestions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited (and paid) presentation to the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) - Council committee of national representatives consulting on European research policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description First OECD Round Table invitation on public procurement of innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the first involvement of Edler at the Round Table for Sustainability in April 2016 to present thoughts on how to use public procurement of innovation. It brought together practitioners and policy makers from 15 countries or so, and led to a follow up discussion later that year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Innovation policy at the core of modern industrial policy : linking demand, capacity and knowledge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the seminar on British International Competitiveness. Future Threats and Opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Invitation to discuss the BEIS industrial strategy in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The BEIS industrial strategy team invited Luke Georghiou to consult on the new industrial strategy of the UK government. Among other things, Luke talked extensively about the need for a proper, well understood employment of procurement of innovation across government and its link to other elements of the strategy. This triggered further questions as to the Manchester work on this subject and raised the awareness about the importance of procurement for innovation and the growth of the economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Key Lecture on Public Procurement of Innovation in Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ? Edler was invited to give a key lecture at the Symposium on Public Procurement and Innovation organised by the Austrian Council for Research and Technological Development, Vienna, September 2016. This was in the context of a new strategy in the country to support public procurement of innovation. This strategy is rolled out now. Edler had influenced the strategy process in Austria in recent years, starting with the UNDERPINN conference in 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture on Demand Side Policy and Publivc Procurement of Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jakob Edler was invited to give a public key note lecture in the Austrian Embassy in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Conference of Procurers, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jakob Edler was invited to give the opening key note lecture to procurement practitioners and policy makers organised by the German government. He gave an assessment of public procurement of innovation based on the ESRC funded work, but tailored towards the German situation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description OECD Round Table 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ? I was invited to the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development, special Round Table Public Procurement for Low-Carbon Innovation (PP4LCI), this was a brainstorming meeting on procurement of innovation, as this Round Table seeks to use this instrument properly to push their sustainability agenda
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to the World Bank on "Demand Side Innovation Policy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The World bank invited Jakob Edler to give a seminar on demand side innovation policy and public procurement of innovation, which was given in Washington DC at the premises of the World Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Procurement of Innovation - Theoretical conceptualisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jakob Edler was invited to give a workshop at the Inter-American Development Bank on Public procurement of innovation. This was in the context of contract research work for the Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public procurement and innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation to the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) seminar series, University of Nottingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Public procurement of innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop by The European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE). The workshop aimed to generate ideas for stimulation and dissemination of Public Procurement of Innovation as a way to practice Demand Based Innovation Policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Seminar in Madrid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Uyarra was an invited seminar speaker at the seminar on "multi-level governance of public procurement of innovation" at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, UAM-Accenture Chair on the economics and management of innovation seminar series, 3rd Feb 2017. a mixed audience, 6o people, academics, policy makers people and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stakeholder Conference of the Research Council Norway on Grand Challenges and Research and Innovation Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jakob Edler was invited to give a key note lecture on the role of public procurement to tackle grand challenges in the context of the annual conference of the Norwegian Research Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Event/Grand_challenges_and_the_challenges_they_pose_for_research_po...
 
Description The transformation of the Greater Manchester waste system : a role for public procurement in system innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Paper presented to the regular MIoIR Internal Seminar Series, University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Understanding public procurement of innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation to the European Policies Research Centre Lunchtime Seminar, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Workshop of the German Ministry for the Economy and Energy and North-Rhine Westphalian State government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jakob Edler was invited to give an opening key note and participate in a panel in a conference and workshop for procurement practitioners and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015