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 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.
A ‘Handbook for Trainers’ including a dissemination plan and presentation was also developed aiming at enabling trainers to transfer the knowledge contained in the g