We are excited to announce the publication of two new deliverables on the PROTECT Knowledge Hub!

D3.2 Orientation Paper
This document outlines the strategic implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) to tackle four major challenges with significant climate and procurement impacts. It details the preparatory phase activities, adhering to the European Assistance For Innovation Procurement initiative’s methodology, which includes needs identification, state-of-the-art analysis, open market consultation, business case development, and procurement strategy design. The key challenges identified for procurement focus on floods, fires, water management, and sustainable resilient infrastructure, with PCP recommended as the primary instrument due to the necessity for R&D to meet functional requirements.

D3.3 Report on Results of WP3
This report provides a comprehensive summary of the preparatory steps for innovation procurement. It covers identifying unmet needs, engaging with the market through open consultations, and developing business cases to justify pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The report emphasises four primary procurement challenges—floods, fires, water resilience, and sustainable infrastructure—highlighting innovative technological solutions and methodologies derived from extensive state-of-the-art analyses, market feedback, and strategic planning to bridge the gap between supply and demand in climate services.

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