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4 - 5 November 2013


Sustainable Innovation 2013

Collaboration, Co-creation & New Business Models

Epsom, United Kingdom

Sustainable Innovation 13 will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to collaboration, co-creation and new business models in regards to sustainability, products, services and technologies.

A range of benefits will be provided to both speakers and delegates. Presentations will be given by key international researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, new research will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to meet delegates from business, government and academia.

6 - 7 November 2013


Global challenges in Public Private Partnerships

cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions?

Antwerp, Belgium

This conference on public-private partnerships (PPP's) will feature high-profile keynote speakers from the PPP academic community and high level policy community, as well as finished research and research in progress.

It represents an excellent networking opportunity for researchers and practitioners and will explore how topics discussed relate to a variety of sectors.

The conference will focus on issues such as: the impact of the financial crisis on policy, financing, management of PPP's and involved actors; the role of PPP in addressing societal challenges, like climate change, clean energy, development, smart transport, health care, etc.; innovation in and through PPP’s; internationalisation of PPP markets; integrated service delivery through PPP’s; and much more.

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12 - 13 November 2013


Cutting waste...

Resource efficiency and eco-innovation for sustainable food chains

Hanoi, Viet Nam

The 15th Forum on Eco-Innovation and the UNEP Roundtable on Eco-innovation will take place on 13 - 13 November 2013 in Hanoi (Vietnam). The free forum will bring together key European and Asian players from the private and public sectors, technical institutions and intermediaries working with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to unlock the potential of eco-innovation and resource efficiency to positively affect global food chains and reduce food waste.

The event will illustrate how resource efficiency and eco-innovation can contribute to a more sustainable food chain - focussing closely on food processing, packaging and retail solutions. The roundtable will highlight the drivers for tackling food waste via international cooperation, the innovative solutions for processing, packaging and retailing food, and opportunities for businesses to partner and network.

The event language will be English, and simultaneous interpretation will be available in Vietnamese. The event aims to create business opportunities for European and Asian participants and provide recommendations to policy makers to scale up eco-innovation and to increase the resource efficiency of the food supply chains.

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14 - 15 November 2013


High-level conference on Innovation Procurement

Supporting the Demand of Innovation via Public Procurement of Innovation & PCP for the benefit of industries, SMEs & stronger public services

Cracow, Poland

The European Commission services will present 2014 Horizon 2020 future calls for proposals as well as future financial instruments (Horizon 2020, CEF, Structural funds 2014-2020) to support the demand for innovation and innovative procurement. A special focus will be placed on recent developments in the support of innovation procurement in central Europe, from policy makers and practitioners involved in European buyers’ groups of innovative solutions.

Contact: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry: Bertrand Wert ( and Grzegorz Drozd ( More information available here.

19 November 2013


Ethical Procurement in the Scottish Public Sector

Values for Money

Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum will be hosting a conference on Fair Trade and public procurement on 19 November. Held in conjunction with the Fairtrade Foundation and looking specifically at ethical procurement in the Scottish public sector, the event will discuss how Scotland can build on its achievements as a Fair Trade Nation through the use of public procurement against the backdrop of imminent reform of this area.

A range of guest speakers will be in attendance who will discuss recent advancements in Fair Trade and the background to sustainable procurement reform in Scotland. They will also take the opportunity to share practical advice on how Fair Trade can be incorporated into public sector procurement.

The event will be especially suitable for procurement officers from public sector organisations such as local authorities, further education and higher education institutions and the NHS.

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