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ICT Proposers' Day 2016

Innovation Procurement Networks

Networking session

Date: 26/09/2016 (17:00-18:30)

Innovation procurement networks call

Objective: To facilitate access of innovative companies to the market by removing barriers to Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) in Europe.

Challenge: Overcome defragmentation of public demand and speeding up implementation cycles of Innovation Procurement.


a. to support the creation of European wide networks of procurers (European Public Procurers networks) that define together an innovation procurement roadmap, identifying shared procurement needs in the near term (relevant for PPI) as well as mid-to-long term (relevant for PCP) in areas of common European interest.

b. to support the creation of one EU wide network of national competence centers on innovation procurement (PCP and PPI). Activities undertaken by the network are expected to include the creation of new national innovation competence centers and the enlarging of the scope of existing competence centers.

Recording of the session

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Coordinator: Massimiliano DRAGONI (European Commission, DG CNECT - Start-ups and Innovation, Italy)

Track: Innovation


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