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2 October 2014


ENIGMA webinar on innovative procurement

The ENIGMA project has teamed up with the European Commission and the Covenant of Mayors to organise a webinar on municipal innovation procurement. This online event will take place on 2 October and will highlight how new purchasing mechanisms can help your local authority to make public services more innovative.

The focus of this online event will be on two procedures - Public Procurement of Innovation and Pre-Commercial Procurement - both of which can contribute to your local efforts to improve energy efficiency and decrease carbon emissions. Moreover, funding available for these procedures at the EU, national and regional levels will be discussed with participants.

The one-hour event includes presentations from Vasileios Tsanidis, European Commission, who will provide an introduction to innovation procurement and the EU financial support for PPI and PCP, and Caterina Sampol, AQUAS, Barcelona, who will discuss Pre-Commercial Procurement for local and regional innovation.

For more information, see the link below.

3 October 2014

Lighting Market Event invites innovative suppliers

Derio, Spain

Organised by the PAPIRUS project, a Lighting Market Event will take place on 3 October 2014 in Derio (Spain).

The event is aimed at suppliers that offer solutions for the optimal use of natural lighting within buildings. These suppliers will then be consulted during the public procurement of innovative products for four building sites in different regions of Europe.

The event provides a great opportunity to learn more about the project and to explore new joint public procurement procedures. It also provides a chance for companies to introduce their technologies and products to European procurers.

The agenda is available online.

For more information and to register, see the link below.

7 October 2014


Innovative procurement workshop at Open Days 2014

Brussels, Belgium

Taking place on 7 October from 14.30 until 17.00, the innovative procurement workshop will highlight the regional aspects of Innovation Procurement, focusing mainly on the health sector.

Two best practice examples will be presented: one by the Thalea project, which aims to improve the care for life-threatened patients by telemedicine and tele-monitoring; and the other by the Stop and Go project, which aims to improve telecare services for frail elderly people with multiple conditions.

In addition, information will be shared about support given by the European Commission for PCP and PPI in Horizon 2020, emphasising the calls on health.

More information is available at the link below.

14 October 2014


How to procure innovation effectively?

The Regional Environmental Center, H-2000 Szentendre Ady E. ut 9-11 (25km from Budapest)

On behalf of the European Commission, the Procurement of Innovation Platform project is organising a series of training sessions to provide both a theoretical framework and more practical advice on implementing public procurement of innovation (PPI). The seminar will be held in Hungary on 14 October 2014 and is aimed mainly at experts and procurers from the Central and Eastern European region.

Participation in the training is free of charge and on a case-by-case basis travel and accommodation for participants may be covered.

The training package is specifically tailored to meet different needs, and is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience. The latest PPI support tools will be introduced and discussed, and specific aspects of innovation and procurement, such as criteria setting or pre-procurement aspects, will be explored. Specially developed materials will also be provided and experts will be on hand to give advice.

If you are directly involved in procurement within a public authority and are interested in developing your skills, this training is an excellent opportunity. The one day training is free of charge and will consist of approximately 15 participants each. We strive for a balance of international participants, so invite people from across Europe to participate. The costs for travel and accommodation may be covered on a case-by-case basis

To apply, please send an email with your contact details to Applicants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis!

Training is open for public servants working as policy makers, project managers and procurers. a maximum of two applicants per organisation are accepted. (The organisers reserve the right to reject applications to the training)

15 October 2014


Smart Public Procurement Lab

Vienna, Austria
Vienna City Hall

Can ecological procurement help to reduce public expenditure? Do international trade agreements pose a threat for sustainable procurement? To what extent can public procurement influence supply chain processes? These questions and many more will be discussed at the Smart Public Procurement Lab on October 15 2014.

Featuring lectures by international experts, interactive workshops, and podium discussions, the Procurement Lab is a forum for discussion, exchange and new ways of thinking. Participants are invited to contribute their own questions and ideas before the Conference via an online Moodle platform.

Plenary speakers will include Dr. Robert Kaukewitsch of the European Commission Environment Directorate and prof. Renate Hübner from the Institute for Intervention Research and Cultural Sustainability at the Alpen-Adria University.

Registration is free and can be completed online from May 2014. The event will be held in German, with simultaneous translation into English.