What we do

What we do now

The project knowledge transferring approach is based on 8 main activities aimed at ensuring that Prominent MED project outputs are adjusted to the contexts in receiver territories. These outputs will be the basis of the transferring process – receivers will learn from them and in parallel use them to establish solid basis for the take up of the public procurement of innovation (PPI) competent service in their regions.

The transferring strategy foresees the following main phases:

- Preparational phase that lays the ground for PPI capacity building procedure. This phase includes a ‘receivers’ territories evaluation of needs and adjustment of Prominent MED outputs.

- Transferring process. It is the core of the project that consist on training, guiding and supporting stakeholders either on demand (public entities) and supply side (private sector). Then, efforts will be dedicated to the mobilisation of receivers’ territories stakeholders.

- Take up activities. The last part is focused on the take up of the transferred outputs by the competent service of the receiver territories. The whole process is based on a combination of:

  1. Common knowledge transfer related to the PPI, and;

  2. Peer-to-peer transferring (P2P).

What we did from 2016 to 2020

Prominent MED focuses on the use of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) to stimulate the adoption of innovative products and services that can improve the quality of the services for citizens.

PPI will be related to innovative energy efficient materials and processes for public building energy refurbishment.

The aim is to improve the quality of public services activating a market demand triggering industry to scale up its production chain to bring products on the market with desired quality/price ratio within a specific time.

This objective meets the Programme priority specific objective through:

» The setting up of a transnational network among quadruple helix actors (public authorities, research sphere, enterprises cluster and civil society) dealing with the specific matters of application of PPI to the Energy efficiency advanced material;

» The promotion of a wide application of the PPI as a key tool for unlocking innovation potential and promoting the market uptake of innovative high technology solutions applied to the sectors of Energy efficiency advanced material;

» The attraction of investments to improve the energy performance of public buildings in order to increase the quality social economic sustainable growth of the territories and the increase of enterprises competitiveness with the related impact on the labor market.