Specialised search tools for R&D public funding are a strategic instrument in technology intelligence, as they allow locating and monitoring essential information sources to detect innovation opportunities.

In addition to official sources such as official bulletins and digital R&D funding agencies platforms in each country, there are multiple types of information retrieval and monitoring tools to find out the latest calls on time.

The important thing is to design an effective tool strategy for each need, combining specialized search engines and official sources such as:

  • Financing by region, with examples such as:
  • Financing by country, with examples such as:
    • ipyme (Spanish): search engine for companies support and incentives, including all local, regional and national grants to support business innovation in Spain.
  • Financing by sector, with examples such as:
    • FONTAGRO: specialised in agricultural innovation.
  • Financing by support type, with examples such as:
    • MNH Tenders: search tool for awards and public tenders from Spain.
    • InnovatePeru: search engine for entrepreneurs from Peru.

It is also convenient to monitor national platforms for contracting, bidding and public tenders, with examples such as:

The “Public Procurement Toolbox” (OECD) also offers support tools to boost participation in public procurement processes.

In #MoocVT you will find the #Open_tools section, where you can discover more specialised tools for technology intelligence and monitoring available to everyone.