BRIIF - Public Procurement Bridging International Forerunners

Length of project: 10.2014-9.2016

Source of the funding: Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)

Committed funding: EUR 474 459 (OBS 284 263 EUR)

Description of project: The project aims to generate knowledge on value co-creation in a triad of public procurers, suppliers and end-customers. The triad is examined from strategic management, marketing and business network viewpoints paying particular attention to the legal and technological considerations.

Research consortium or cooperation partners:

University of Oulu Business School : Professor Tuija Mainela, Professor Pauliina Ulkuniemi, Senior Research Fellow Sari Laari-Salmela, Researcher/Doctoral Student Hannu Torvinen, and Senior Research Fellow Saara Pekkarinen

Center for Internet Excellence

University of Lapland

City of Oulu

City of Hämeenlinna

Municipality of Tyrnävä

Contact persons: Responsible leader Professor Tuija Mainela ( and Project Manager Saara Pekkarinen (

Last updated: 19.1.2015