Case: European Union focus on innovation in procurement

Hansel conducts stakeholder collaboration with its European sister organisations. Hansel is involved in the Innobooster Light & Furniture (inLIFE) project funded by the European Commission. The project is coordinated by the Austria joint procurement unit BBG, and the other partners are the Austrian Ministry of Finance, Airport Linz and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Innobooster InLIFE is an innovation-focused project. Its objective is to identify ways of using innovations in joint procurement, especially office furniture procurement and lighting solutions. It is also aimed at finding out whether joint procurement between several countries in the European Union is viable.

Innobooster InLife forms part of an extensive innovation initiative and review, whose other projects include participants from the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Sweden, among others.