This conference aims to promote a connected community of stakeholders and identify possible joint actions to support innovation through public procurement.
To start building a European critical mass in this field, there is a need to facilitate the networking and exchanging of best practice among public procurers, policy makers and relevant stakeholders.
Specific objectives are to:
- Clarify the relationships between networks and stakeholders (existing ones and new ones) that can facilitate/ promote public procurement of innovations: innovation agencies, Enterprise Europe Network partners, experts, industry, procuring facilitators
- Identify what tools are best used to help these people and where there is potential for joint actions.