Thanks to PPI 280, València detects uncovered needs that will help develop innovative products in the market
  • Public procurement of Innovation (PPI) allows the City Council to guide procurement in order to help the market develop products that currently do not exist but that could provide the solution for a need.
  • This map shows 54 challenges that identify 280 uncovered public needs, like the creation of a community health observatory, the efficient management of the water and resources in l’Albufera, new mechanisms to access housing options and a commitment with a proximity sustainable agrofood sector.
  • The map will be published on July 26th at missionsvalencia.eu.

The Innovation and Knowledge Management Delegation, the Las Naves Innovation Centre and the Procurement Unit in the Valencia City Council presented this morning the València 2030 Early Demand Map, which captures and defines uncovered public needs and challenges which could be satisfied through Public Procurement of Innovation processes.

Fermín Cerezo, head of the Innovation Service, introduce at the Las Naves Innovation Centre this map shows 54 challenges that identify 280 uncovered public needs, like the creation of a community health observatory, the efficient management of the water and resources in l’Albufera, new mechanisms to access housing options and a commitment with a proximity sustainable agrofood sector.

Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) is an administrative action to foster innovation aimed at boosting the development of new innovative markets on the demand side through a public procurement instrument.

Luisa Notario, councilwoman for innovation at the València City Council, points out that “Public Procurement of Innovation allows us to guide our procurement, from the València City Council, in order to help the market to develop innovative products and services that do not yet exist and which will help us solve certain complexities. We can see how the public sector, again, has a key leadership role in the development of innovation, which some constantly deny, to support the market to create innovation from the public demand side.

During the day, this Map of Early Demand for 2030 was presented. It is the result of the collaboration developed together with the innovation ecosystem during March, April and May through seven on-line workshops linked to the different perspectives of València: Healthy València, Sustainable València – climate change, Sustainable València – sustainable mobility, Shared València – social cohesion, Shared València – sustainable urban planning, Prosperous and Entrepreneurial València and Challenges for the transformation of the Valencian Public Administration. A first identification of challenges was carried out and is the basis for the drafting of this Early Demand Map.

Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI), a commitment of Missions València 2030

Fostering the Public Procurement of Innovation is one of the commitments of the Missions València 2030 innovation strategy. We want to foster it through 13 innovation actions for its development. Among them, specifically action 12 includes the drafting of València’s Early Demand Map.

Carlos Galiana, Councilman for Innovation and Knowledge Management at the València City Council, pointed our that “we committed to promote public procurement of innovation, as stated in the Missions València 2030, we have done it and we will keep on doing it. We believe in the transformational power of public procurement. If it is approached strategically, it has the capability to guide the development of existing companies towards the adoption of technologies and the development of new innovative products and services, creating new markets and occupations that would not exist otherwise”.

The event targeted public workers at the València City Council and agents in the Valencian innovation ecosystem. Several important figures with extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of PPI and in the development strategy of València took part.

Among the participants in the round table we find Amanda Gil, General Subdirector of the Secretariat of Innovation Promotion at the Ministry of Science and Innovation; Olivia Estrella, Secretary General of the Valencian Innovation Agency; José Antonio Martínez, Vice-secretary General of the València City Council. The round table was moderated by Sergio Serna, CEO of TECH Friendly. Afterwards, there was a presentation by Fernando Fernández-Monge, senior associate at the Harvard B. Bloomberg City Leadership Initiative.

SILO and TECH Friendly are the two entities in charge of the technical secretariat that supported the drafting of this Early Demand Map for València 2030.