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 applications were supported that 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 Innovation. 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 market analysis results
  • Enterprises and research institutes – these are contracted by the buyers group to conduct R&D work in the PCP project and/or deliver innovative products and solutions in the PPI project

Services in detail

You can get in touch with us by telephone (+49 (0) 208 3000 440) or email (koinno(at) as well as at our events.

Our advice is customised to your individual needs!

We assess your project ideas and recommend how to fund your project.

Project Support
We coach you and check your proposal prior to submission.

Partner search
On the one hand, we help public institutions to join new consortia for EU projects or assist in finding additional partners.

On the other hand, we 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 for sale their innovative products or solutions.

Putting together the right consortium is particularly important. Let us help you to find potential partners in Germany and abroad.