Technology procurement

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Technology procurement is a method of merging public procurement with innovation in order to achieve specific, eg. environmental, benefits. The objective of this report has been to provide a clear and well structured review of Nordic and international experience within technology procurement and recommendations for development and increased use of technology procurement. The many examples from regional, national and supra-national contexts described in this report show that considerable benefits that can be achieved through technology procurement. The report includes a set of recommendations aiming at increased and effective use of technology procurement as a means of supporting environment-friendly and energy-saving technologies in the Nordic coun-tries.




The Nordic Environmental Action Plan 2005 – 2008 points at the necessity of developing and using innovative environmental technologies that can disconnect environmental impact from economic growth. With the present project, the Integrated Product Policy Group of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMRIPP) aims at supporting green innovation through public and private procurement in line with the Nordic Environmental Action Plan.


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