European Commission

European Commission

What the European Assistance For Innovation Procurement can do for you


Date:     18 May 2021

Time:     9.30 – 13.30 CEST

Webinar-Workshop: 18 May 2021 – 9:30 CEST

A 4-hour workshop webinar for European public buyers

This four-hours workshop webinar offers 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.

The webinar tackles how to use innovation procurement to boost a digital-green economic recovery. The webinar puts the spotlight on success cases that were supported in the past by EAFIP and that will share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. They will present the benefits and lessons learned of the strategic use of pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions, and you will be able to ask them your questions.

For public buyers that are interested to start new innovation procurements, EAFIP will also explain how to apply for free of charge assistance as well as what types of assistance EAFIP can provide.

Why innovation procurement?
By developing a forward-looking innovation procurement strategy public procurers can drive innovation from the demand side. This enables the European public sector to modernise public services faster while creating opportunities for companies in Europe to obtain a first customer reference, gain international leadership in new markets and stimulate economic recovery.

The webinar will be hosted by experts in the field of innovation procurement and will feature presentations from and Q&A with several public buyers as well as suppliers with hands-on experience in innovation procurement.

The complete program will be published later this week.

If you wish to stay up to date with our planned webinars and activities, please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list to keep you updated.

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