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22 May 2014


Innovation Procurement workshop

28 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
ZENIT GmbH, Zentrum für Innovation und Technik in NRW Bismarckstr.

On 22 May 2014 Corvers and ZENIT are offering a workshop on Innovation Procurement. This event will offer the underlying rationale for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of innovative Solutions (PPI) and includes first-hand information on open innovation procurement calls in HORIZON 2020, the new EU Research and Innovation Programme, as well information on synergies with structural funds (ESIF).

The aim of the workshop is to clarify and demonstrate the principles and the benefits of these new instruments to public authorities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from experts about the process involved, their experiences, lessons learned and outcomes achieved.

The following aspects will receive particular attention: intellectual property rights, confidentiality, call-back provisions, cross-border procurement and cross-border-contracting, as well as monitoring and assessing the execution of the PCP or PPI contracts, based on your demands, which you should send with your registration to us.

Those wishing to attend should register online by 16 May 2014. For more information and a detailed programme, visit the website.

27 May 2014


2nd European Conference on e-Public Procurement

Lisbon, Portugal

The University of Lisbon (Portugal) is hosting the 2nd European Conference on e-Public Procurement on 27 May 2014. Given that public procurement constitutes 17 percent of European GDP, the conference aims to explore the manner in which e-public procurement can contribute to financial stability and sustainable growth in the European Union. The conference will build on the success of the 1st European Conference on e-Public Procurement, which took place in Barcelona in March 2013.

As a strategy, e-public procurement has a number of attractive features. It can save money through improved sourcing and more effective competition between suppliers, stimulates innovation and the development of e-marketplaces, and promotes a low-carbon society and more sustainable growth. The conference aims to discuss the implications and role of e-public procurement, and alternative strategies and technological solutions to cope with its challenges.

See the link below for more information on the conference and how to register.