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The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) took place in the Kosmos IMAX in Tallinn, Estonia, on 18th October 2017.

The aim of the workshop was to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on the energy sector including energy-efficiency challenges as well as the exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy.

The workshop featured:

  • Presentations / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls);
  • Presentation of case examples and lessons learned; and
  • Presentation / networking discussion on the eafip Toolkit (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).

The workshop was open to public contracting authorities who had a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers had an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.

Please note that this event was held in English. Agenda

Please note that this workshop took place in conjunction with the Conference on Innovation Procurement.

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