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Public procurement of Innovation is one of the essential tools for stimulating new technological or service solutions while helping to create jobs and boost the competitiveness of European industry and SMEs. Procurement of innovation helps public authorities to achieve more efficient and effective public services, provides solutions that reduce environmental impacts and are socially responsible.
PAPIRUS (Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability) project is one of the pilot projects in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) which is co-financed by the European Commission. The overall objective of the international PAPIRUS project is to promote, implement and validate innovative solutions enabling the European community to achieve sustainable construction. The project implies an introduction of a new public procurement process focused on providing materials characterized by near zero energy consumption for the repair and construction of buildings in four European locations.