KEINO is a network-based consortium, whose founding members responsible for the operation and co-development are Motiva Ltd, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – Business Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Hansel Ltd, KL-Kuntahankinnat Ltd and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
The centre’s main objectives for 2018–2021 are that
- the number of innovative and sustainable procurements in Finland
- public procurement is recognised and actively used as a management
- contracting entities openly disseminate information on their own
- experiences and learn from one another.
The value of the Finnish public sector’s procurements is approximately EUR 35 billion annually, or on average 16% of the country’s GDP.