The 4 December 2015 workshop was attended by legal experts active in procurement, State aid and/or Intellectual Property law for the public procurement sector. Sharing of experiences took place about the legal framework for innovation procurement at national level - as supported by European Assistance For Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip) - and at EU level as supported by Horizon 2020 or European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) funding.

Meeting agenda. Presentations of legal experts and EU officials that contributed to the workshop:

Morning part - setting the scene:

  • Lieve Bos, EC / DG CONNECT - Introduction to innovation procurement
  • Vasileios Tsanidis, EC / DG CONNECT - Legal framework for innovation procurement in Europe
  • Lieve Bos, EC / DG CONNECT - Legal aspects of innovation procurements supported at EU level (by Horizon 2020 and ESIF)
  • Stephan Corvers, Corvers Procurement Services (NL) - The eafip initiative

Afternoon Part - National Experiences: