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The Conference on Innovation Procurement took place under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Conference also served as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event.

The conference programme included:

  • 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 was policy makers, public procurers and innovators. Its aims were 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 was 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 was supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund. The 2017 Procura+ Awards were supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI.

Conference Agenda

You will find below the presentations made during the Conference. You will also find a link to the list of participants and a link to the pictures of the Conference.

Presentations made during the conference:
List of Participants : Link
Pictures: Link

For more photos, please follow the link on the left.





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