Advice, support and more

Since 2012, ZENIT has offered public sector buyers in North Rhine-Westphalia extensive assistance with their applications for EU funding for innovation procurement projects. Several of these have led to successful EU projects, including THALEA and STARS described under “Best Practices”.

At the beginning of 2017, ZENIT was appointed as Germany’s nationwide EU Contact Point for Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions. Within the KOINNO project, ZENIT continues to offer its successful portfolio of information and advisory services for buyers in the public sector.

The target groups are:

  • Public institutions – as the buyers group, they form the core team of an EU procurement project
  • Research organisations – they help the buyers group to assess technical feasibility and with market analysis
  • Enterprises and research institutes – these are contracted by the buyers group to conduct R&D work in the PCP project or to deliver innovative products and solutions in the PPI project

Services in detail

Our own "News" as well as our partners' newsletters keep you updated about current calls for tender, activities of the European Commission and Germany’s federal government, events and partner requests. Please click here for an overview. We also provide a forum at our events where you can exchange experience with other participants.

Our advice is customised to your individual needs! We are happy to assess your project ideas, organise in-house workshops and deliver recommendations on how to fund your project. Please contact us to arrange a personal appointment.

Project Support
We coach you and check your proposal prior to submission. Putting together the right consortium is particularly important. Let us help you to find potential partners in Germany and abroad.

Partner search
We help public institutions to join new consortia for EU projects or assist in finding additional partners.

We also help enterprises and research institutes to join ongoing EU projects so that they can provide R&D services on behalf of the buyers group or offer their innovative products or solutions for sale.