Government Buys Innovation

Countries

Belgium

Policy areas

Organisation name NIDO

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Contact person: Frédéric Baervoets, Manager Innovation lab

nido@bosa.fgov.be

NIDO’s core business consists of enabling innovation within governments, public services and public administrations by supporting civil servants in their quest for change. Its new project Government Buys Innovation is a modern version of public procurement, focused on the active search for innovative solutions available on the market. By reconsidering the way of interaction between the public and the private sector, NIDO aims to transform public entities into pioneers for new creative ideas, modernising countries in the benefit of companies and citizens.

Its novelty consists of not only making the goal of a more modern public sector feasible, but also in changing the principles of the classic public procurement. It provides assistance and the possibility of improvement to any public sector entity. NIDO’s work consists of support and expertise to find the best and most innovative result for every specific project. Its expertise consists of asking the right questions, helping to formulate and frame the problem. It guides civil servants in the process of open mindedness and creativity, and tries to engage businesses that might offer out-of-the-box approaches. Read more here.

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