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2 - 3 November 2016

Innovate 2016

a global showcase for UK’s best innovation talent

Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester Central Convention Complex

Innovate 2016 will be taking place the 2 and 3 of November at the Manchester Central Convention Complex and will be hosted by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade. It will represent a chance for businesses to find out about the range of research and government support available and, at the same time, to connect with global corporates and find export opportunities and investors.

Day 1 of the event will explore the impact of digital technologies on manufacturing and will also focus on the new challenges and opportunities of our growing urbanisation.

Day 2 will look at how new technologies are revolutionising healthcare and biosciences and will also include a focus on the technologies that have the potential to create brand new industries.

On both days the event will be running ‘How to…’ workshops. These will give businesses practical advice on:

  • scaling-up

  • navigating R&D tax and investment schemes

  • going global

    To register to this event visit

  • 9 - 10 November 2016


    Procurement for innovation in the EU water sector

    Zaragoza, Spain

    Are you a water practitioner in a public authority looking for new solutions to manage your water services more effectively and efficiently? Are you a public procurer investigating ways and means to take innovative solutions on board? Or are you working in a water business interested in learning more about the demand for your products in the public domain?

    The partners of the Water PiPP project - led by the International Office for Water and funded by the European Commission – are pleased to invite you to their final conference ‘Empowering public procurement for innovation in the EU water sector’ taking place in Zaragoza (Spain) on 9 and 10 November 2016. The event will bring together some 80 participants from the public and private water sector to explore innovation procurement from the angle of procurement practices, sector policies and opportunities for businesses.

    Registration will be free of charge and open from mid September 2016 on. Also consider joining the project’s virtual meeting place for public water professionals at

    For more information on the project visit or write an email to

    23 November 2016



    Stockholm, Sweden
    The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) will be held in the [url=""]Europahuset[/url] in Stockholm, Sweden on the 23rd November 2016. The aim of the event will be to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the [url=""]Pre-Commercial Procurement[/url] (PCP) and [url=""]Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions[/url] (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. The workshop will feature:
    • Presentation / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls).
    • Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
    • Presentation / networking discussion on the [url=""]eafip Toolkit[/url] (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).
    The workshop is open to public contracting authorities who have a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers have an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions. This event is free of charge and it will be held in English. Registration via this [url=""]website[/url] is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    29 November 2016



    The Conference on Procurement of Innovation

    Vienna, Austria

    The INNOVATIA Conference will be taking place in Vienna, the 29 November 2016 and will be focusing on innovative lighting, workplace design and facility management in the public sector.

    The Conference will also be presenting the results and lessons learnt from the EU project Innobooster. Project which aims at supporting public procurers in purchasing new and improved solutions in the field of resource efficient interior and exterior lighting as well as innovative office solutions.

    The event’s agenda will be including in more details the specific topics of interior lighting and exterior lighting for offices and lighting at the municipal level, acoustic-optimised workplace design and common cross-border procurement.

    Participation is free of charge. You can register via the Innovatia website.

    30 November - 2 December 2016


    Sustainable City Development 2016 - Procura+ Awards Ceremony

    Malmö, Sweden

    Taking place in ICLEI Member city Malmö (Sweden) from 30 November – 2 December 2016, the Sustainable City Development 2016 Conference will examine how European cities can work towards putting the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals into practice.

    The aim of the event is to become a meeting point for researchers and practitioners to discuss and co-create new ideas and solutions. Over the course of three days, the conference will gather politicians and practitioners from local and regional governments, representatives from European and international institutions, members of the research community, and business leaders.

    The programme for the conference offers the opportunity to choose between a variety of round table discussions, dialogue seminars and technical visits within the city of Malmö. Registration for the event closes on 15 November.

    The 2016 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards will be held at the conference. Winners will be invited to collect their trophies at a ceremony held on 30 November. For an overview of the nominees, visit the Procura+ website.

    For more information, visit the Conference website.