Public procurement accounts for some 19% of GDP in the European Union and offers an enormous potential market for innovative products and services. Several EU countries have participated successfully in a pioneering set of programmes with European public sector partners to spread best practice in new approaches for the procurement of R&D, innovative products and services.
To continue the debate the European Commission, together with the Polish Ministry of Economy and Małopolska Region, are organizing a conference on Public Procurement of Innovation & Pre-Commercial Procurement in Kraków, Poland on 14-15 November 2013.
This high-level event will offer an opportunity to hear first-hand from the European Commission, Member States and regions how they are supporting the implementation of Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions and Pre-Commercial Procurement. In other words, how public purchasers (and private procurers) are enabled to buy money for value products and services while at the same time boosting innovation
For more details on the event, the draft agenda and registration link please check the official page of the event.