The purpose of this call for tenders is to establish a “European Service Innovation Centre” (ESIC). The main task of the ESIC is to improve the awareness among policymakers at European, national and regional levels of the contribution of service innovation and service firms to economic development. This applies in particular to the transforming powers of service innovation in shaping emerging sectors, industries and markets. Specific aims to be met by the ESIC are: to capture and demonstrate the dynamics and large-scale impact of service innovation, to provide customised advice to selected model demonstrator regions and to promote and raise awareness of the role and impact of service innovation.
Please note that from 1 January 2012, all tendering documents relating to DG Enterprise will be published through a Commission-wide unique platform called "eTendering". Consequently, the tendering documents will not be published here any more.
If you are interested in this call, please use this link to get access to all tender documents.
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02.04.2012: Please note that a revised version of the Tender Specifications has been published at the eTendering website with important updates following the guidelines for the new common visual identity of the European Commission that foresees no separate logos and web portal.