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Public procurement for innovation: lessons from the procurement of a navigable storm surge barrier

Edquist, Charles LU and Wesseling, Joeri LU (2016) In Papers in Innovation Studies 2016(5).
Abstract
Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) is a powerful, underutilized demand-side innovation policy instrument that can be used to stimulate innovation, meet sectoral policy goals and mitigate grand challenges. Further research is required to analyze how PPI contributes to these goals and how it operates in practice; more case studies are needed to achieve this. We analyze a case of direct developmental PPI, the procurement of a navigable storm surge barrier in the Netherlands. Data from policy documents, reports and interviews were used in an event history analysis which serves to capture dynamic patterns of innovation activities. We interpret our findings in relation to the tentative lessons on PPI available in the literature. We also... (More)
Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) is a powerful, underutilized demand-side innovation policy instrument that can be used to stimulate innovation, meet sectoral policy goals and mitigate grand challenges. Further research is required to analyze how PPI contributes to these goals and how it operates in practice; more case studies are needed to achieve this. We analyze a case of direct developmental PPI, the procurement of a navigable storm surge barrier in the Netherlands. Data from policy documents, reports and interviews were used in an event history analysis which serves to capture dynamic patterns of innovation activities. We interpret our findings in relation to the tentative lessons on PPI available in the literature. We also draw policy conclusions with respect to dealing with multiple policy goals and user needs; specifying functional requirements; levels of expertise within governments; balancing competition and cooperation; and taking risks. (Less)
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innovation policy, large infrastructural project, tender, water, Demand-side policy
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Papers in Innovation Studies
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2016
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5
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13 pages
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CIRCLE, Lund University
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English
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yes
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  author       = {Edquist, Charles and Wesseling, Joeri},
  keyword      = {innovation policy,large infrastructural project, tender,water,Demand-side policy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {13},
  publisher    = {CIRCLE, Lund University},
  series       = {Papers in Innovation Studies},
  title        = {Public procurement for innovation: lessons from the procurement of a navigable storm surge barrier},
  volume       = {2016},
  year         = {2016},
}