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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.

Webinar: Opportunities to tackle the COVID-19 Crisis through Innovation Procurement, 3 April 2020

This one-hour webinar provides guidance to public buyers for how to proceed in the short- and middle/long-term periods in procuring the supplies and services required. The focus will be on innovation procurements of ICT-based solutions.

- Introduction & overview of eafip – What You Can Do Now
Ms. Lieve Bos (DG-Connect) & Mr. Stephan Corvers (Corvers)
- Methods for End-User Needs Identification             
Dr. Anne Rainville (Vtrek)
- Overview of Changing Procurement Landscapes over the course of COVID-19         
Dr. Ramona Apostol (Corvers)
- Identify Suppliers through State-of-the-Art              
Dr. Anne Rainville (Vtrek)
- Drafting the Business Case
Dr. Anne Rainville (Vtrek)
- Recommendations and next steps
Mr. Stephan Corvers (Corvers)
- Q & A          
Mr. Stephan Corvers (Corvers)

You can register here

SmartGreens 2020 | Prague (Czec Republic), 2-4 May 2020

The 9th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems will  bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.

You can find all information here

INSPIRE CONFERENCE 2020 "Bringing sustainability and digitalisation together" | Dubrovnik (Croatia), 12-15 May 2020 - CANCELLED!

(Organisers are currently exploring the possibility of moving this conference to September/October)

"The focus of the conference will be on sustainable digitalisation (digital transition) and digital sustainability (social, economic and environment) – in line with the Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030. The idea is to address both, how digitalisation could help towards a more sustainable Europe, but also what are the environmental issues and risks with digitalisation..

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Public Sector Solutions Expo | London (UK), 24-25 June 2020

PSS connects market-leading solution providers with senior procurers, decision-makers and influencers from across local and central government and the wider public sector. We exist to support the public sector by addressing the key challenges facing the sector, including;
- Sustainable public procurement; achieving efficiency and social value
- Innovating procurement and the impact of pre-engagement
- Best practice in cost saving and collaborative approaches to public services
- Unlocking the potential of digital, technology and data for future government

To have a look at the agenda, click here

5th Global Procurement Conference | Rome, Villa Mondragone (Italy), 7-8 July 2020

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

The Global Procurement Conference is generally structured with a total of six sessions dedicated to a specific theme. Each session hosts at least two speakers and lasts 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and 30 minutes for debate.

These are the topics that will be discussed:
- Market Analysis before Tender Process
- Raising Public Procurement from Local to Global Standards: Worth it?
- Negotiations during Competitive Tenders
- Issues in Contract Management
- IFI’s Case Studies
- Does E-Procurement really makes Procurement Global?

To find out more, visit here.

ICT Spring Europe 2020 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 7-8 July 2020

As an influential voice in the worldwide Tech community,  the aim of ICT Spring is to encourage emulation and networking between business decisions makers, innovation managers, startups,  researchers and venture capitalists on a European scale. It is a yearly event held in Luxembourg City which is dedicated to exhibiting and demonstrating the latest relevant trends and innovations and discuss their impact on society and the working world.

To have a look at the event, click here

Nordic Smart Cities | Copenhagen (Denmark), 2 September 2020

Nordic Smart Cities conference offers the opportunity to hear from 50+ speakers across 4 stages with over 800 minutes of content and networking. Politicians, smart city project leaders, academia and industry will be speaking at the event.

Interested in attending? Visit here

AI for Good | Geneva (Switzerland), 21-25 September 2020

This event aims at connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development. The audience is comprised of leading minds in AI, business, government, civil society and international cooperation. There will also be the latest innovations in AI on show, demonstrated by their supporting companies, governments and UN agencies.  

To have a look at the event, click here