Early Demand Map València 2030
City challenges within a decade to be solved through Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI)
One of the main inputs for developing a correct PPI process is linked to being able to correctly identify the needs that the PPI promoter agent has that could be resolved through this procedure. In this sense, it is recommended to launch the development of PPI processes by implementing demand channelling mechanisms that allow for the identification of challenges or needs that are currently unresolved, but which could be addressed through Public Procurement of Innovation.
With this criteria in mind, during the first half of the year 2021, the City Council of Valencia has undertaken a series of workshops to identify these challenges and unmet needs, involving the 4 helixes of the innovative ecosystem of Valencia.
All the ideas collected have been structured in an orderly and logical way in what is known as the Early Demand Map, the presentation of which is precisely the purpose of this document.
WHAT IS AN “EARLY DEMAND MAP”?
The Early Demand Map (EDM) is a list of those public needs where the PPI modality would provide a way to satisfy them, as procurement through “conventional” procurement procedures does not “work”.
The importance of the EDM
As an instrument to inform the market about the needs of the Administration, it provides valuable information to companies to guide their R&D&I initiatives towards potential tenders. In fact, it has been proven that without the Early Demand Map, solutions take longer to reach the market.