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UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Climate change: procure greener

6 October 2022 a 3-hour webinar-workshop

This 3-hour workshop will focus on Innovation Procurement to tackle climate change challenges. How to procure greener? How will the new EU legislation impact your procurement? These and other questions will be addressed by experts in the field.

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Introduction to Innovation Procurement

27 October 2022 a 1,5-hour webinar

This 90-minute webinar offers an introduction to Innovation Procurement specially addressed to eastern European countries and public procurers who start to explore and apply this instrument. The policy and legal foundations of Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions will be discussed by experts. Examples will be showcased. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the webinar.

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Automation of public services & Robotics: how public authorities can deal with it 

15 December 2022  a 3-hour webinar-workshop

This 3-hour workshop will focus on the procurement of ICT solutions that deal with the automation of public services & robotics. What regulatory requirements shall Innovation Procurement projects consider? How can public procurers maximize the benefits throughout the cycle of the contracts? These and other questions will be addressed by experts through examples. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the webinar.

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Construction, infrastructure & energy innovations in ICT related projects  

16 February 2023  a 3-hour webinar-workshop

This 3-hour workshop will focus on construction, infrastructure & energy innovations in ICT related projects. How to build a business case in this field? How to allow for improvements along the execution of contracts? Experts will discuss these questions and key considerations to provide guidance on good practices using examples. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the webinar.

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PAST WEBINARS

WEBINAR (1,5 hours):

Innovation Procurement:
Evaluation and testing: tools and methodologies

14 July 2022 a 1,5-hour webinar

In this 90-minute webinar good practices regarding evaluation and testing tools and methodologies in the context of Innovation Procurement were discussed. How to verify if solutions really tackle our needs? How to measure key performance indicators? Which tools and methodologies can help us achieve sustainability goals? Are there benchmarks and testing methods to validate innovative solutions? These and other questions were addressed by experts.

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WEBINAR-WORKSHOP (3 hours):

Innovation Procurement:
Commercialisation of innovations to overcome the valley of death

12 May 2022  a 3-hour webinar-workshop

This 3-hour workshop focused on the cycle of innovation where new products and services are commercialised following the R&D phase.
It was discussed how breakthrough technologies can be supported to create new markets, and how to overcome the Valley of Death in alternative ways, such as Venture Capital in Pre-Commercial Procurement. In addition, examples of successful commercialisation plans were showcased.

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WEBINAR-WORKSHOP (4 hours):

Innovation Procurement: Lessons learned from successful innovation projects

15 February 2022  –  4 hour webinar-workshop

This 4-hour workshop showcased innovation procurement projects (PCP & PPI ) and leading experiences to find about the lessons learned and key tools for the strategic use of innovation procurement to tackle challenges in different sectors.
The workshop featured the perspective of public buyers and suppliers who share their insights and outcomes of the procurement.

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WEBINAR-WORKSHOP (4 hours):

Innovation Procurement: Cybersecurity & dual use

13 January 2022  (9:30 – 13:30 CEST)  –  4 hour webinar-workshop

This 4-hour workshop focused on how to strategically use innovation procurement in the field of cybersecurity and dual use. The topic was tackled from different perspectives, including ongoing policy initiatives in Europe and practical experiences from a number of interesting case studies. There was also the opportunity to ask questions and room for discussion.

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WEBINAR ROUND TABLE:

The Management Perspective on Innovation Procurement of Data-Driven Solutions

1,5 hour webinar round table

15 December 2021 (10:30 – 12:00 CEST)

Within this second EAFIP Round Table session a selection of top managers from several European Member States gave insights into the management aspects regarding innovation procurement of data-driven solutions. They shared their challenges and practical ways to succesfully tackle issues like privacy and security aspects, integration with existing platforms and monitoring.

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WEBINAR-WORKSHOP (4 hours):

Strengthening EU Strategic Autonomy and Resilience through Innovation Procurement

4-hour webinar-workshop

16 November 2021  ( 9:30  –  13:30 CEST)
A 4-hour webinar workshop for European public buyers and policy makers

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that Europe needs to increase its resilience to cope with supply chain disruptions and work on its strategic autonomy by reducing strategic technology dependencies on non-European solutions. This 4-hour workshop gave insight into how innovation procurement can strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy and resilience. The topic was be tackled from different angles: explaining ongoing policy initiatives in Europe, the legal possibilities and practical experience from a number of case studies. There was lots of opportunity to ask questions and room for discussion.

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WEBINAR ROUND TABLE:

The Management Perspective on the Benefits of Innovation
Procurement

1,5 hour webinar

22 July 2021 (14:30 – 16:00 CEST) 

Within a digital round table setup a selection of top managers from Belgium, Greece and Spain gave insights into the benefits and positive side effects of Innovation Procurement.
They told us how Innovation Procurement can be part of a new organizational agile mind-set to optimize overall performance and services and  how it can create new dynamics with the market.
They shared their challenges and practical ways to tackle them successfully.

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WEBINAR-WORKSHOP (4 hours):

Boosting economic recovery through Innovation Procurement

– What the European Assistance For Innovation Procurement can do for you –

4-hour webinar-workshop

18 May 2021  ( 9:30  –  13:30 CEST)

A 4-hour workshop webinar for European public buyers

This four-hours workshop webinar offered practical insights into how innovation procurement can play a key role in tackling the significant challenges the European public sector is facing nowadays – especially in the context of economic recovery following the COVID crisis, the Green Deal objectives, cybersecurity and other societal challenges.

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WEBINAR:

Opportunities to tackle the COVID-19 Crisis
through Innovation Procurement

– a legal and economic perspective –

1-hour webinar for European contracting authorities

3 April 2020 – 11:00 CEST

This one-hour webinar provided 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 is on innovation procurements of ICT based solutions.

The eafip initiative organised numerous events and workshops in which procurers, policy makers and other stakeholders obtained first-hand knowledge about the possibilities that the European Commission offers to support PCP and PPI.

Three different kinds of events took place across the European Union:

Three annual major events on innovation procurement which targeted public procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses. The events raised awareness about major PCP and PPI initiatives across Europe and facilitated networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, best practices, initiatives and funding possibilities for PCP and PPI.

The first eafip Major Event was followed by a webinar; the webinar had an interactive character, allowing for discussions to flourish and for numerous questions to be answered.

Nine workshops aimed at procurers in different sectors of public interest. The hands-on workshops disseminated numerous good practice approaches. Participants acquired in depth knowledge, as well as practical experience in designing and undertaking a PCP or PPI procurement.

Three annual major events on innovation procurement targeted policy makers, procurers, procurement law firms and businesses. The events raised awareness about major PCP and PPI initiatives across Europe and organised networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding possibilities for PCP and PPI.

Webinars supported the objectives of the major events. Each of the major events were followed-up by a webinar, which addressed relevant questions raised during the event or afterwards during the event survey phase. The webinars were interactive, allowing questions and discussions.

Nine workshops were aimed at procurers in different sectors of public interest. The hands-on workshops disseminated good practice approaches. Participants acquired practical experience in designing and undertaking a PCP or PPI procurement.

A new initiative launched by European Commission and implemented by Corvers - Commercial & Legal Affairs