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4 November 2015


PROBIS EU Meet the Market Webinar

The PROBIS project will present the conclusion of its early market engagement activities through this webinar. Results from the different test sites and market events in Turin and Lombardy (Italy), Seville (Spain) and Borlänge (Sweden) will be included.

The webinar aims to engage the participation of a larger number of suppliers to different procurement procedures, share information about the PROBIS pilots and procurement strategy, communicate the first results of market engagement activities, and collect further information of innovative technologies in the target technological domain.

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

9 - 10 November 2015

Bioeconomy investment summit - Unlocking EU leadership in 21st Century Bioeconomy

Brussels, Belgium
European Commission's Charlemagne building

This two-day summit focuses on identifying possible ways to mobilize private and public investment for the bioeconomy, given its enormous potential for growth and jobe creation. The event will be hosted by the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, and will bring together high-level representatives from the European institutions, industry, primary producers, regional public investment banks, members of the European Parliament and the scientific community, among many others.

In addition to the conferences, there will be a bioeconomy apartment to showcase everyday bio-based products and an exhibition of successful bioeconomy projects.

The registration to the Bioeconomy investment summit is free, but compulsory, and it is open until October 30th. To register, click here

11 November 2015

2015 Procura+ Seminar

The challenges ahead: designing procurement for a low-carbon future

Barcelona, Spain

Jointly organised by ICLEI, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, and Barcelona Provincial Council in cooperation with the GPP 2020 project consortium, the 2015 Procura+ Seminar will take place on 11 November 2015 in Barcelona (Spain).

The 2015 Seminar will explore 'the challenges ahead - designing procurement for a low-carbon future'. Following the Procura+ Seminar, the Procura+ Participants and National Partners' meeting will take place on 12 November from 9:00-14:30.

Registration for the 2015 Procura+ Seminar is now closed and the event is at capacity.

Registered participants can find information about the programme, the venue and hotel options on the Procura+ Seminar Series website.

12 - 13 November 2015


Competitive Dialogue & Negotiation in Public Procurement

Brussels, Belgium

With the new EU public procurement directive 2014/24 EU more freedom to negotiate is encouraged, as such the use of the competitive dialogue and the new competitive procedure with negotiation – as opposed to the “standard” open and restricted procedures – have been strengthened. These procedures provide a number of benefits for the purchasing of complex and innovative goods and services that go beyond off the shelf purchasing: They enable the purchasing of tailor-made solutions, provide a better pricing discipline, and allow for a better communication between the contracting authorities and bidders.

This two-day workshop will familiarize you with the legal framework, organizational aspects, the award and conduct as well as risk assessment requirements for the competitive dialogue and the negotiated procedure. In various practical sessions and group work, you will learn a number of important negotiating tools and skills, practicing negotiating in real life scenarios. Furthermore, they will offer the possibility to exchange experiences and discuss your individual questions.

The workshop is aimed at public authorities at EU, national and regional levels, national and international agencies in charge of regional development and economic cooperation, consulting companies and legal practitioners and academic institutions.

For more information and to register, click here.

17 - 19 November 2015


Strategies in Light Europe

London, United Kingdom

Strategies in Light Europe is Europe’s biggest LED lighting conference and exhibition, and will take place in London (United Kingdom) from 17 - 19 November 2015. Attracting over 7000 professionals from over 52 countries, the combined events encapsulate the entire industry supply chain, from chip manufacturing, through the design community, to the end user.

The conference is a great opportunity to meet the leading suppliers of energy efficient lighting in Europe and see what is currently available on the market. Included in the conference are two days of thought-provoking sessions, and the accompanying exhibition floor will include the leading LED lighting manufacturers plus companies that supply products from throughout the LED lighting supply chain.

For more information, click the link below.