Procurement of Innovation platform


This events page is listing European events that can be of interest to those planning innovation procurement processes of ICT-related products and services. For national events, please visit the national webpages under the 'Countries' tab in the navigation menu.

Innovation procurement: examples and inspiration from Austria and the Netherlands | 7 October 2020

The Austrian and Dutch competence centres for innovation procurement, members of the Procure2Innovate Network, will share their experiences of promoting innovation procurement. Cases and best practice examples will be shared to enforce the understanding of innovation procurement. The workshop will take place from 13.00 to 15.00.

Johanna Enberg, Innovation Strategist, Upphandlingsmyndigheten

Stefan Maier, Head of the PPPI Service Centre, Austria
Rolf Zeldenrust, Senior Advisor Innovation Procurement, PIANOo expertise centre on public procurement, the Netherlands

For more information, go here

ForumCompraVerde | 8-9 October 2020

The XIV edition  aims at promoting a just and sustainable economy. Conferences, workshops and seminars will focus on the dissemination of green and sustainable procurement at municipal, regional, national and European level, and on specific related themes, such as sustainable building and low environmental impact infrastructures, green areas management, sustainable food, sustainable cultural events, circular procurement and best practices for ecological transition and real change.

All details can be checked here

Benchmarking of national innovation procurement investments and policy frameworks across Europe | 12 October 2020

Interested to know how much the public sector in your country invests in adopting innovative solutions compared to other countries, and in which sectors they invest the most (health, transport, ICT etc.)? Keen to know if your country already has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for boosting innovation procurement? Save-the-date for the 12 October workshop that will present the final results of the first European wide benchmarking of national innovation procurement investments and policy frameworks.

For more information, visit here

Workshop on public procurement of innovation & Brokerage event | 18 November 2020

As part of the Smart City Live event, next 18th of November there will be a workshop on public procurement of innovation, combined with a brokerage event.

The programme is aimed at Managers of Innovation departments of public institutions who are planning to launch pre-commercial procurement tenders within the next 3 years or to those who will have open tenders or ongoing market consultations during the dates of the event.

Managers can share and build on your early demand, by presenting a brief in the “Early-demand catalogue” that will be published as a video on the Smart City website. Attendees can also participate in the virtual Brokerage Event (pre-arranged 20-minute meetings), where they will meet other public bodies interested in adding demand and creating buying consortia, and potential suppliers that can inform buyers of available innovative solutions. Finally, those with open tenders or ongoing market consultations during the dates of the event are invited to present them in front of the international audience in a webinar.

For those interested in the programme, register here before the 9th of November.

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age | 1-3 December 2020 (CANCELLED)

ICT 2020 will host a high-level policy conference, an interactive exhibition of EU-funded projects in the field of ICT, numerous networking opportunities and much more! It is a unique occasion to bring together 5 000 researchers, innovators and engineers from all ICT fields, policy and business decision makers, as well as investors and venture capitalists.

For more information, visit here