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The sole topic of this Call, INFRASUPP-2-2015 “Innovative procurement pilot action in the field of scientific instrumentation”, used to be part of the Call H2020-INFRASUPP-2015-1. After the update to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme of 23 July 2014, it has been moved into this new Call. The deadline has been moved to 21 April 2015. The topic is otherwise unchanged.
Topic: Innovative procurement pilot action in the field of scientific instrumentation
Scope: The activity will support pilot actions in the field of scientific instrumentation exploiting the innovation potential of research infrastructures using Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and/or Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) schemes. The following types of proposals can be submitted under this topic:
a. Feasibility studies
Proposals will focus on analysing and exploring the use of PCP or PPI procurement for common purchasing operations of a set of research infrastructures. Activities can include analysis of the state of the art and of the market offer.
b. Pre-commercial procurement in the field of scientific instrumentation (PCP)
Proposals will define requirements and terms of reference for common procurement of scientific instrumentation and organise joint PCP action encouraging research, development and validation of breakthrough solutions that can bring radical scientific and efficiency improvements in research infrastructures services.
c. Public procurement of innovative scientific instrumentation (PPI)
Proposals will focus on organizing joint procurement of innovative instrumentation by research infrastructures to enhance their services, better serving their communities.
The Commission expects to fund at least two proposals under this topic.