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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.

P2I final event | 16 June 2022

The Procure2Innovate project will end in a couple of months. To present its successes and next steps, P2I will host a session as part of the PIANOo congress on 16 June 2022, from 15:30 - 16:30 CET.

The session will feature:

-Introduction to the project by project corrdinator Marlene Grauer, followed by a presentation by BME CEO Helena Melnikov
- Presentation on the origin of the P2I network and the policy context - Lieve Bos (Policy Officer, DG Connect, European Commission)
- P2I stories - The Austrian and Portuguese Competence Centres will discuss their buddy activities, the lessons learned and the challenges faced during the project: Speakers: Silke Guggenbichler (BBG) and Luis Ferreira (ANI)
-Innovation procurement in practice - Amsterdam will present how it is using a pre-commercial procurement process in the EU project AI4Cities, aiming to make its energy and mobility domains more innovative and sustainable. Speaker: Mark Stoevelaar (Municipality of Amsterdam)
-Q&A with the audience
-Launching the P2I network  

European Innovation Council Summit (24 - 25 November)

This event offers a unique opportunity for European start-ups and innovators, in particular SMEs, researchers, corporates as well as potential investors and venture capitalists to connect and network.

Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth will officially launch the EIC Forum and announce the winners of the EIC Women Innovators Prize and the iCapital Award.

Our packed hybrid programme will allow you to explore major policy updates, learn tips and tricks on patents and intellectual property rights, discuss technology transfers, pick up newpitching techniques, meet the winners of the European Innovation Procurement Awards, find out more about the EIC Fund and delve into many other relevant topics for the EIC community.

More information here.

To register, click here

Public procurement specialists meet the market – market engagement strategies and the example of AI

This European Week of Regions and Cities session will highlight where and how public procurement meets the market A key aspect of successful public procurement of innovation is to encourage innovative (small and medium-sized) companies to bid for tenders. The projects AI4Cities, Urban Agenda and Procure2Innovate have gathered practical experience in engaging the market and want to share those resources. audience. Their practical experience will be complemented by the scientific perspective of Willem Janssen, associate professor at the Utrecht University.


14:30 Opening words
Kaisa Sibelius (Coordinator AI4Cities, Forum Virium Helsinki)
Marlene Grauer (Coordinator Procure2Innovate, BME)

14:50 Moderated interview with pre-set questions
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen (Associate professor European and Dutch Public Procurement law, Centre for Public Procurement, School of Law, Utrecht University)
Valentina Schippers-Opejko (Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership, City of Haarlem)
Robert Miskuf (CEO Pedal Consulting)

15:15: Moderated interview with social media questions
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen
Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Robert Miskuf

15:30: Moderated interview with questions from participants
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen
Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Robert Miskuf

15:45: Presentation of resources for market engagement

16:00: Ending

Given that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, input from attendees will be highly appreciated. There will be a lot of interaction and no PowerPoint presentations! You are also very welcome to ask us any questions on social media: Contact us with your questions at AI4CitiesEU, Procureinno or ICLEI_Procure.

Click here to register for this EWRC session

More information on the EWRC can be found here.

European Cases of Innovation Procurement – examples of the different procurement steps - 16 September 2021

On 16 September, four European innovation experts will present their public procurement on Innovation projects, focusing on different aspects of innovation procurement.

- The Swedish example, focusing on the assessment phase, will talk about the adoption of AI by placing healthcare in the driver's seat and using innovation procurement as a strategic tool.
- The Austrian presentation will highlight the usefulness of testing prior to implementing solutions. The use case presented will be about Photovoltaic systems in noise barriers and how they hope to find the ideal solution(s) for different use cases through a test installation.
- The Finnish case will focus on digitalization, using the example of a city library and the implementation of digital solutions.
- The German expert will focus on the supplier perspective during a public procurement on innovation.

The agenda will be updated in the coming weeks.

Interested? Register here. Upon registering, you will receive the link to the event space. It will be hosted on GoToWebinar.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here

For questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
Silke Guggenbichler
+43 1 24570514

Nordic market dialogue on zero emission delivery of goods - 21 April 2021

Twelve cities in the Nordic countries have joined forces in a joint Nordic procurement initiative. The goal is to get zero emission delivery of goods, to develop Nordic companies, get greener and more innovative solutions, and to make sure that the public sector cooperate more with the private sector.

On 21 April, the cities invite the supplier market to a digital conference where they will present their needs and upcoming procurements, and were suppliers can pitch their solutions to the public buyers.

For more information on the webinar, and to register, click here

Innovation Procurement webinar | 10 February 2021

The webinar will expolore the strategic and operational benefits for Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) of using the European Eafip-methodology for Innovation Procurement in conjunction with the IPlytics software platform. This will be highlighted in a short presentation and intimate interview with LVNL, IPlytics and Corvers and the CEOs of these three companies.

During the webinar participants will learn in more detail about the three companies involved and take away key points for how to adapt, improve, or change their Innovation Procurement processes in the European market by learning from those who are at the forefront of thought leadership in this space. A few of the most valuable take-aways are below:

  • Best practices for innovation procurement especially within the European market, but applicable in other jurisdictions.
  • How using the right tools can uncover better opportunities, save time, gain efficiencies, and positively change internal processes.
  • Why LVNL using IPlytics software is leading the way in effective and efficient innovation procurement processes.
  • Understand the business benefits and strategies of improved procurement processes with the right tools in place to drive the right results for everyone.
  • The role of Corvers in uniting great companies to do great things together in the European market.

The webinar will take place on the Webinargeek platform on 10.02 (14-15 CET). Register on the platform to attend the webinar

More information about the webinar can be found here.

AI4Cities Request for Tenders webinar #2 | 15 January 2021

The purpose of this webinar is to clarify the AI4Cities Call for Tender Documents, the procedure and to answer potential Suppliers’ questions or requests for clarification.

The session (14:00 to 15:30 CEST) will cover the following topics:
- The AI4Cities challenges
- Data sets
- Technology requirements
- Tender documents
- Eligibility and awarding criteria
- Submission
- Q&A

All questions or requests for clarification must be sent no later than 10.1.2021 at 17:00 CET to

To register, visit here

Accelerating the pace of ICT in Government | 21 January 2021

This event aims to champion technical brilliance in Government, bringing together over 500 senior technology and transformation leaders from both central and local government, and the wider public sector. Providing access to expert speakers and pioneering case studies, it will give insight into how the public sector can incorporate best-practice and IT transformation strategies.

To register, visit here

International congress: Value Co-creation and Innovation in the New Service Economy | 22 January 2021

As part of the International Congress: Value Co-creation and Innovation in the New Service Economy, the Procure2Innovate Network will introduce itself, as well as some good practices by competence centres in the special session 'Innovation procurement in Europe and the Procure2Innovate Network'. The session will be from 11.15 to 12.30 CET.

Link to the event (access code 600862)

- Marlene Grauer, International Project Manager - KOINNO, German Competence Centre for innovation procurement
- Beatriz Torralba, Innovation Procurement Office CDTI, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation - Spanish Competence Centre for innovation procurement   
- Rolf Zeldenrust, Senior Advisor Innovation Procurement - PIANOo, Dutch Competence Centre for innovation procurement

Facilitated by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

For more information, visit here

eWorld Procurement & Supply | 4 March 2021

To help procurement, finance and supply chain professionals to stay informed about all the latest developments during these unusual times, the eWorld forum will still be taking place on Thursday 4th March 2021 – but now in virtual form.

To learn more, visit here

1st iProcureNet Advanced Security Procurement Conference | 9-10 March 2021

The 2021 iProcureNet Advanced Security Procurement Conference is the go-to event for European security procurers and prescribers.

A forum to exchange on the importance of procurement to foster innovation, discuss the ethics of procurement and learn more about the policy framework of procurement.

A unique opportunity to to shape and contribute to major iProcureNet outputs such as the joint procurement toolbox.

The possibility to take part in hands-on workshops on the legal framework of CBP and on innovation procurement & PCP with renowned experts from all over Europe.

Attendance is free, but upon registration only.

Procurement Summit (Hamburg) | 22-23 June 2021

For the fourth time, the German event on procurement will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2021 in Hamburg. Two days with world-class speakers, discussion rounds featuring leading experts and workshops offering applicable expertise.

Learn more, here

Nordic Public Procurement Forum 2021 | 7-10 September 2021

An early programme of this event is already available here.

eBF 2021 | 3-5 November 2021

eBF is a professional meeting focused on the DIGITALISATION of procurement in both the public and private sectors. eBF is very different to similar events; it is creative, practical and friendly. It allows participants to share knowledge and especially skills much more than usual. The atmosphere is such that we started dubbing it a FESTIVAL rather than a conference

Learn more, here