In the core of companies, the philosophy of innovation should be a mindset to keep on being competitive and imaginative
Public administrations can play a key role for innovation to citizens by considering innovation in their procurements. Since there are different approaches for innovation and it is always a focus of discussion, it is still necessary to put it as a flagship for the development of society. Innovation is not a place to arrive and stay, but a means to improve.
In this sense, the Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The public procurement, available at bit.ly/2wXsill , considered that innovation should be disseminated throughout the whole procurement. In this sense, different actions were taken:
- Considering innovation as a holistic approach to balance the best compromise between the solutions and the requirements to get NZEB approaches. Therefore, a specific section for summarizing innovation was included, in order to offer the companies the chance to rethink, revise and improve (that’s innovation, isn’t it?) how their proposals can maximize the response to our needs.
- Considering innovation in the aspects not foreseen by the procurements, but offered by the companies. What can companies offer? How do this question pull innovation in the backstage of the companies? Is it bringing specifically innovation to the society? This is our aim, this is our help.
Innovation cannot be a worn-out term.