Procurement of Lighting Innovation and Technology in Europe is a novel partnership project co-funded by the European Commission to support the development of guidance for public sector authorities on how they can:

  • consolidate their procurement power to create economies of scale;
  • procure innovation; and,
  • drive the European economies.

PRO-LITE aims to exemplify how public sector organisations can overcome organisational and procurement barriers to deliver innovative and cost-effective technologies for their organisations, and at the same time support economic growth.

PRO-LITE will focus on the procurement of innovative lighting technologies and solutions that will offer social, environmental and economic benefits.

Transport for London (TfL) is leading the PRO-LITE project, co-coordinating the work of 5 highly esteemed partners based across 4 other European Member States. Partners are: The City of Bremen, Municipality of Torino, Consip from the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Eve (Ente Vasco de Energia), and Piano (Dutsh Public Procurement Expertise Center)

Latest news:

  • PRO-LITE’s Online Submission Tool Launched PRO-LITE’s Online Submission Tool provides lighting industry stakeholders with an opportunity to collaborate with PRO-LITE partner organisations, and challenge common barriers surrounding Public Procurement Innovation (PPI) within the lighting market.

  • February 28, 2014 - PRO-LITE partners publish Market Sounding Prospectus Today the organisations involved in the PRO-LITE project have published their Market Sounding Prospectus as a tool to provide potential lighting manufacturers and suppliers information on their future lighting tenders.

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The Innobooster inLIFE project was initiated by the Federal Procurement Agency of Austria as a part of the European Commission initiative on supporting public procurement of innovative solutions. The main objective of the project is to support public procurers in purchasing new and improved solutions in the field of energy efficiency and resource scarcity.

The project aims at contributing to create a liaison between innovation and standardisation and to obtain a critical mass of demand for innovative products from two different technological fields, lighting systems and the office environment. Both groups of products are contributing to grand societal challenges at EU level as they address the issues of climate change and reduction of energy consumption in open plan offices.

More specific objectives of the project are to define technical specifications for innovative solutions and formulate a business-case regarding the procurement of innovation, to use innovative tender procedures, to reduce costs and environmental damage in the long run, to provide the public sector with first class infrastructures and services and to choose innovative and trendsetting technological solutions to foster innovations in Europe.

An important issue for us is to achieve sustainable outputs. Results attained during the lifetime of the project should be preserved and developed further after the implementation of the project as such has ended. This project shall create the basis for started processes to continue after the project has been implemented.
To ensure a diverse and open minded pool of ideas, as well as to minimize risks, the consortium of the project consists of international partners with various backgrounds. This should also help with finding solutions that can be implemented within a future EU support scheme.

Projektpartner: BMF, Hansel Ldt. (Finnland), Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Flughafen Linz

Start: June 2012
Ende: June 2016

Current  Status:


  • Finalisation of the evaluation study with the JOANNEUM RESEARCH in BMF (BFA)
  • Conducting supplier workshops = suplier Innovation Day
  • workshop on innovative indoor
  • Selection of appropriate and innovative projects for an e-Tender  
  • Definition of requirements for products for the Tender
  • Preparation of Tender


  • Implementation of an EU-wide, common tendering  environment