European Commission

European Commission

Innovation procurement_4_1b

“By using its purchasing power effectively and imaginatively, the public sector can act as a ‘smart buyer’ to attract industry into developing products and services for wide social use.”

Commissioner Andrus Ansip in his latest blogpost. Read more.

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
  • 2017 Procura+ Awards Ceremony on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement

The target audience for the two-day conference is policy makers, public procurers and innovators. Its aims are capacity building, experience sharing and networking 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. The 2017 Procura+ Awards are supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI.

Conference Agenda

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, and the eafip Workshop for Energy sector procurers 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

Location

Registration

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.

Accommodation

The following three central and high quality hotels have blocked a number of rooms for participants at the Conference on Innovation Procurement at preferential rates.  To take advantage of this offer, please check the information below.

Please note that transportation will be arranged between these three hotels, the Conference venue and the evening reception (17th October).  Participants not staying at one of these hotels will be responsible for organising their own transfers to and from the Conference venue and evening reception.

Nordic Hotel Forum

Nordic Hotel Forum_1

Viru väljak 3,10111 Tallinn Estonia

T: +372 622 2900

E-mail Hotel: forum@nordichotels.eu

http://www.nordichotels.eu/en/

The new, modern Nordic Hotel Forum four-star business and conference hotel awaits you in the heart of Tallinn, just 150 metres from the picturesque Old Town. Shopping and entertainment venues are all within walking distance.

By car, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is just 10 minutes away, while the port is only 5 minutes away.

ROOM RATES – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement for dates between 16th – 20th October 2017:

Standard single room: 140 EUR (rate includes – buffet breakfast, access to leisure centre, Wi-Fi, and includes VAT)

BOOKINGS can be made directly at the hotel website here

or by: E-mail: forum@nordichotels.eu T: +372 622 2999

Promotional code: INNO2017

The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment. Cancellation of a guaranteed individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty until 72 hours before the arrival date. All non-guaranteed reservations are kept until one week before the arrival date.

The hotel has blocked some rooms for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement. Contact the hotel directly if you wish to benefit from the special rate. Please note that this offer is dependent on the availability of rooms and on the decision of the hotel.

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Rävala Puiestee 3, 10143 Tallinn Estonia

T: +372 6823 000

E-mail Hotel: info.tallinn@radissonblu.com

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/skyhotel-tallinn

Located in the busy city centre of Tallinn, our hotel places guests within walking distance of cultural landmarks including the Old Town, and popular retail outlets. The hotel has a view of the Gulf of Finland, and there is a beach just an 8-kilometre drive away. Nearby public transport makes it easy to further explore this beautiful region of Estonia.

ROOM RATES – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement for dates between 16th – 20th October 2017:

Standard single: 147 EUR (rate includes – super buffet breakfast, access to fitness centre with gym and sauna, Wi-Fi, and includes VAT)

BOOKINGS can be made directly at the hotel website here

or by: E-mail: reservations.tallinn@radissonblu.com T: +372 682 3500

Promotional code: INNO17

The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment. Cancellation of a guaranteed individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty until 72 hours before the arrival date. All non-guaranteed reservations are kept until one week before the arrival date.

The hotel has blocked some rooms for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement. Contact the hotel directly if you wish to benefit from the special rate. Please note that this offer is dependent on the availability of rooms and on the decision of the hotel. 

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia

Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn Estonia

T: +372 631 5333

E-mail Hotel: info.olumpia.tallinn@radissonblu.com

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/olumpiahotel-tallinn

Our enviable city centre location lies just 3 kilometres from Lennart Meri Tallinn (TLL), the country’s largest airport. We’re also within walking distance of popular shopping destinations and the medieval treasures of the Old Town. Don’t forget Pirita beach, or perhaps a trip to Aegna Island for kayaking and hiking along the Baltic shores.

ROOM RATES – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement Conference for dates between 16th – 20th October 2017:

Standard single: 135 EUR (rate includes – super buffet breakfast, complimentary access to fitness centre Club 26 (gym, pool, sauna) in the morning 07:00-11:00, Wi-Fi, and includes VAT)

Superior single: 150 EUR (rate includes – super buffet breakfast, complimentary access to fitness centre Club 26 (gym, pool, sauna) in the morning 07:00-11:00, Wi-Fi, and includes VAT)

BOOKINGS can be made directly at the hotel website here

or by: E-mail: estonia.sales@radissonblu.com T: +372 631 5315

Promotional code: INNO17

The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment. Cancellation of a guaranteed individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty until 72 hours before the arrival date. All non-guaranteed reservations are kept until one week before the arrival date.

The hotel has blocked some rooms for the participants of the Conference on Innovation Procurement. Contact the hotel directly if you wish to benefit from the special rate. Please note that this offer is dependent on the availability of rooms and on the decision of the hotel. 

Organisers:

logo-eafip_no-border-text_large

Partners:

EAS
RDF
ICLEI

A new initiative launched by European Commission

and implemented by Stella Consulting and Corvers - Commercial & Legal Affairs