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30 September - 1 October 2015


Austrian conference on sustainable & innovation procurement

Graz, Austria

The Austrian PPPI Service Centre will hold a conference that will see public procurers, decision makers and experts come together to discuss their experiences with sustainable procurement and procurement of innovation. Interactive workshops will deal with current trends and developments, while businesses will have the opportunity to present innovative & sustainable products and services. 200 buyers, experts and suppliers are expected to attend.

For more information, visit the link below [in German].

13 October 2015


Modernizing transport services

Brussels, Belgium

Modernisation of the public sector is high on the European Commission's agenda as well as in the Member States. Over the past years, Innovation Procurement has successfully participated in tackling societal challenges leading to the increase of the quality of transport services in European cities and Regions in an energy efficient manner.

This interactive workshop on 13 October in Brussels (Belgium) aims at raising awareness among regional and transport stakeholders on the benefits of Innovation Procurement. Speakers include key experts and EC officials involved in the implementation of Innovation Procurement projects and policies.

Participants will debate on how to modernise transport services through Innovation Procurement and ICT with representatives from both the European Commission and the regions, and will learn about newly EU-funded initiatives and projects related to innovation procurement.

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

15 October 2015


iNSPiRe Procurer Study Visit

Ludwigsburg, Germany

The iNSPiRe project invites public procurers to visit a sustainably renovated residential building in Ludwigsburg (Germany). This study visit gives procurers the chance to learn about the latest innovations on the market which help to reduce the primary energy consumption of buildings.

The study visit will give procurers a first-hand insight into the process of renovating a publicly-owned residential building with the latest solutions. The City of Ludwigsburg will outline their procurement approach while the technical partners of the iNSPiRe project will explain their solutions and how they can be combined and used in other building types. Finally there will be a possibility to exchange and network with the participants.

Participation in the event is free of charge, but early registration is required to reserve your seat. Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and accommodation arrangements. There is a limited amount if funding available to support travel and accommodation - to find out more contact

To register for the event, contact

27 - 28 October 2015


European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

Paris, France

The first of a series of events organised by European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip), an initiative of the European Commission, will take place in Paris (France) on 27 and 28 October. The free event will raise awareness about major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe and stimulate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities for PCP/PPI.

A full event programme is planned with contributions and presentations from the European Commission, eafip experts, and representatives of cities, regions, and EU Member States. Sessions will focus on the impact of PPI in Europe, how it can be mainstreamed, and implementation of PPI at national and European levels. The second day of the event will discuss Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for innovation procurement.

eafip and the European Commission invite policy makers, procurers, procurement law firms and businesses to attend. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis until 30 September.

To register for the event, click here. For more information about the event, visit eafip's website, or see the provisional agenda below.

27 October 2015


Workshop: Public Procurement of Bio-based Products – Chances and Challenges

Brussels, Belgium
Square Brussels Meeting Centre

The Commission Expert Group for Bio-based Products (Expert Group) has as one of its tasks to propose to the European Commission demand-side industrial policy actions conducive to the market uptake of bio-based products and processes, including public procurement and other market pull measures.

For this purpose the Expert Group has been gathering insights, experiences and best practices regarding public procurement programs from policy makers, industry and public procurers. These are used as input for the development of concrete recommendations for setting up policy actions.

The workshop will present and gather feedback on the draft recommendations and findings, which have been elaborated by the Working Group on Public Procurement. The aim is to receive critical input and a “reality check” by national and regional public procurers from different Member States, in order to make sure that the policy recommendations are clear, effective and feasible.

For pre-registration, click here