Procurement of Innovation platform

Events

Successful R&I in Europe 2019 | Düsseldordf, 14-15 February 2019

For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects. The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. In 2019, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

There will be an exhibition "Innovations for Europe based in North-Rhine Westphalia" (on 14th February 2019).

The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  •     Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  •     Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  •     Energy
  •     Circular Economy
  •     Life Sciences
  •     Transport
  •     Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small as well as medium-sized enterprises. Participants are invited to become involved in established and new technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon 2020. Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

Find out more here.

Innovation 2019 | London, 28 February 2019

Innovation 2019 will focus on how civil servants in the UK and overseas are pursuing innovation in policy making, technology, working practices, procurement and service delivery.

Featuring speakers from the worlds of governments and business, Innovation 2019 will explore how civil servants can respond to fast-changing public expectations - fostering innovation amongst their staff, learning ground-breaking new techniques from their peers at home and abroad, and changing organisational cultures and processes.

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eWorld Procurement & Supply | London, 5 March 2019

eWorld Procurement & Supply is the UK’s most comprehensive forum for new innovations and technology applications within the procurement and supply chain function.

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7th conference on socially responsible procurement of IT products | Leipzig, 9-10 May 2019

Exploiting working conditions and human rights violations are also widespread in the production of information and communication technology. At the same time, there are initial approaches to shaping the value chain in a socially responsible manner. These approaches can be effectively supported by the public authorities by ensuring that minimum social standards and human rights are observed in their procurement.

The conference is aimed at actors in public procurement, state and local politics, non-governmental organisations, and IT companies. It invites to an exchange of experiences and to a dialogue on how the public sector can contribute to improving working conditions in the global IT industry with its purchasing. Newcomers are just as welcome as participants already familiar with the topic.

The conference offers thematic lectures and practice-oriented workshops with expert speakers from Germany and abroad.

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