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9 September 2015


2nd European Forum For Public Procurement of Healthcare Innovation

Paris, France

The INSPIRE project is inviting public procurers and suppliers from across Europe to attend the 2nd European Forum For Public Procurement of Healthcare Innovation, which takes place within the framework of the project. The conference will take place in Paris (France) on 15 September 2015 and is free of charge.

Presentations and roundtable sessions will inform participants of the latest developments in public procurement of healthcare innovation, including legal tools, suppliers' expectations from procurers, EU financial instruments and funding, and engaging venture capitalism and investor interest.

Participants will also have the chance to network at breaks throughout the day and at a catered lunch. The morning session of the conference will be held in French and the afternoon session in English.

For more information and to register, contact

9 September 2015


Smart Specialisation Strategies and the role of pre-commercial procurement

Brussels, Belgium

Procurers, suppliers, and other regional and European stakeholders are invited to a discussion session hosted by the Puglia Region Office in Brussels (Belgium) on 9 September. The event aims to promote regional experiences on pre-commercial procurement in the water sector in the context of EC initiatives to support innovation-oriented public procurement.

Representative of three different EC DGs will share their point of view on this subject and the intervention of DG CNCT will be focused on the recently launched European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) initiative. From 2015 to 2017, the initiative will focus on promotion, training and assistance to public procurers with a concrete interest in implementing innovation procurements for ICT-based solutions across the EU.

The event will include presentations by EC officials as well as reflections on Puglia's experience with PCP in the water sector, an open discussion session, and a networking lunch. The event is co-organised by the Puglia Region and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN). For more information, consult the programme below. To register for the event, contact

16 September 2015


PROBIS Meet the Market

Gothenburg, Sweden

After gaining a broad participation to the Turin (Italy) Event, the PROBIS project is inviting Swedish and European suppliers and leading developers in ventilation and indoor climate to attend the second Meet the Market Event, which takes place in Gothenburg (Sweden) on 16 September 2015.

Participants at the event will get full information about PROBIS and the characteristics of the residential building object of the tender, located in Tjӓrna ӓngar in Borlӓnge Municipality. Furthermore, they will get involved in group sessions in which procurers will open a dialogue about the performance requirements.

Suppliers and leading developers in ventilation and indoor climate are invited to take part in the dialogue on how to procure innovative and energy efficient solutions. For more information about the event, see the announcement below or contact

17 September 2015


IMAILE Industrial Workshop

Toledo, Spain

The EU-funded IMAILE project, which addresses supply and demand for ICT in the education and e-learning field, is holding a workshop at the EC TEL conference in Toledo (Spain) on 17 September 2015. The project has identified the challenge of increasing demand for personalised learning in STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools.

The workshop will focus on pre-commercial procurement for this type of product, and IMAILE will launch a related call for tenders with a total value of € 3.8 million. Pre-commercial procurement allows suppliers to develop products in cooperation with end users, as well as reduce the time needed to bring products onto the market.

Participants at the workshop will get an introduction to the IMAILE project, and full information about all aspects of the call. Participants must be registered for EC TEL conference as well as completing registration for the IMAILE session by 15 September.

For more information, download the flyer for the event below.

24 - 25 September 2015


17th Procurement Conference 2015

Berlin, Germany

Experts, purchasers and decision makers are invited to attend the 17th conference on procurement to be held in Berlin (Germany) 24 and 25 September 2015.

The procurement conference is the main educational event on the topics of public procurement, process optimisation in purchasing and logistics, as well as e-procurement for public administrations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

It gathers the most important purchasing decision-makers and experts from public procurement in federal, state and local authorities. It brings together representatives from business, consulting and academia, with the aim to show the latest national and international developments and trends and discuss current challenges and solutions in person.

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