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Block your calendars! The Conference on Innovation Procurement will be held under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.  The Conference also serves as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event. The conference programme includes:

  • Innovation procurement experiences in Europe
  • EU Member States’ policy and support framework for innovation procurement
  • Economic impact of innovation procurement
  • HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements
  • Innovation procurement 2017 award ceremony

The target audience for the two-day conference is policy makers, public procurers and innovators.  Its aims are to raise awareness about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities.

The event is co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Commission (EC). The conference is supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund.

Agenda: Coming soon

Registration: Coming soon

Please note that two other eafip workshops will be held in parallel to the Conference on Innovation Procurement.  The eafip Workshop for Environment sector procurers (details coming soon), and the eafip Workshop for Energy sector procurers (details coming soon) will be held on the same dates in the same venue, and registration is via the same registration form for all three events.  You can therefore pick-and-mix which events and sessions you wish to attend.





Venue address

Kosmos IMAX Cinema

Pärnu maantee 45

10119 Tallinn, Estonia



The Conference will be held in English and is free of charge. Lunch and coffee will be provided. Registration is solely via this website and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Sign-up for updates to be informed as soon as registration opens.

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