Project finalized

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to develop user friendly guidance and information materials which aim at facilitating the uptake of bio-based products as part of innovative products in procurement. This guidance draws on the broader objectives of the relevant European Policy Framework, such as the ‘Circular Economy Package’, ‘Bioeconomy Strategy’ and ‘Innovation Procurement’. The guidance and supporting material has now been published and can be obtained from this website.


The guidance

The guidance facilitates the uptake of innovative bio-based products in procurement alongside other products. Therefore, this guidance is developed for anyone interested in innovation procurement and the integration of bio-based products in organisations or procurement.

The guidance aims at being practical and contains case studies providing examples and ideas on the uptake of innovative bio-based products in procurement alongside other products. Included in the guidance are factsheets which contain detailed information on the high innovation potential of some bio-based product groups.


Training material

A ‘Handbook for Trainers’ including a dissemination plan and presentation was also developed aiming at enabling trainers to transfer the knowledge contained in the guidance to interested parties. The handbook addresses the content of the guidance but also provides practical advice such as the target group for the training and an appropriate set up of the training (i.e. number of trainees).


Product information

Also as part of this project, a Dynamic Meta Database was developed. This database contains links to relevant bio-based product databases relevant for different procurement sectors.  Also links to further relevant information are available on the project website.


More information

Jan Bart Jutte

Project manager

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Royal HaskoningDHV B.V.

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