INSPIRE – PCP and PPI: How to be more efficient in Procurement

Date and time: 26/03/2015 Venue: Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya On the 26th of March 2015, INSPIRE is hosting a workshop entitled “Pre-commercial procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation: How to be more efficient in Procurement” in Barcelona. European experts working with Health and Social care organizations and renewal of their services (incl technological, legal, financial, industrial and service creation issues) will be sharing their knowledge and experiences in Procurement of Innovation in the in eHealth, Active Ageing and Independent Living sectors. Link to the website:...

EPPPL Conference 2015: Latest Developments in EU Public Procurement and Concessions Law

23-24 March 2015 | Brussels Overview The conference on Day 1 will provide a comprehensive insight on the latest developments and the upcoming challenges in Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnership Law. Special focus will be given to Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement, E-Procurement and Procurement & Innovation. The workshop on Day 2 focusses on the implementation of the new EU Concessions Directive and Concessions in Practice. The intensive workshop format offers a perfect platform for discussion, interaction and maximum participation. Rather than covering the basics, it concentrates on concrete issues and practice. Participants will receive expert guidance on how to interpret and meet the new challenges from a legal and practical perspective. Various practical case studies leave time for lively debates and in-depth discussion of individual questions. Who should participate? Legal practitioners in national and international law firms Representatives from public authorities on national, regional and local level Consultancies Public and Private Banks Academics Industry representatives and In-house counsels in the following sectors, among others: Energy Water Transportation Construction Waste Health Care Link to the website:...

H2020

Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 offers support to get new innovative solutions developed (via PCP cofund actions) or deployed (via PPI cofund actions), or coordination action support to groups of procurers that want to form buyers groups to prepare future joint PCP or PPI projects. The following presentations summarize all information about PCP/PPI in H2020: Public Demand Driven Innovation PCP and PPI in Horizon 2020 An overview of PCP/PPI-related calls in H2020 accross different work programmes An overview of all on-going PCP/PPI projects in ICT...

Concertation meeting – Turning cloud research into innovative software & services

When: 25 March 2015 Venue: The Egg, Brussels, Barastraat 175, Brussel, 175 Rue Bara, Bruxelles The third CloudWATCH Concertation meeting looks at future directions for software services and cloud in Europe, highlighting new opportunities for novel research and innovation to ensure Europe remains a world leader. The meeting takes stock of new services going to market in the near future assessing their go-to-market scenarios, user experience and potential barriers to uptake. It concludes with a call to action on the most pressing challenges for market uptake, defining practical steps that can be taken. The meeting is for all active projects that are part of Unit E2 Software Services and Cloud. PICSE will attend the meeting by presenting its plan and early achievements. The Concertation meeting will be held at the Net Futures 2015 conference. You can register for the Concertation meeting here. Link to the agenda:...

ICT27 – submit your proposals in the H2020 opened calls related with PCP and PPI for 2015

A total budget of €130-140 million is published across the different Horizon 2020 work programmes of calls for proposals for PCP (pre-commercial procurement) and PPI (public procurement of innovative solutions) projects. Through Innovation support through public procurement actions (ICT 27 b) pilot deployment of software-defined optics in backbone networks are expected. Equip the networks of Public network operators (e.g., NRENs) with novel Software Defined Optical Networking technologies (from component level to system and network level) using first commercial hardware and software to transport high traffic volumes to demanding customers in a dynamic way. More information available in our Knowledge Area / Funding Opportunities. Source: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/9089-ict-27-2015.html...

COMPLETE presentation @Milan event

COMPLETE was represented by Robert Pękal at the event organized by the European Commission “Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through Innovation Procurement”. According to the Commission, public procurement, that accounts for some 19% of GDP in the European Union, represents an enormous potential market for innovative products and services, offering a powerful leverage for the modernization of public sector and for the competitiveness and growth of the European industry. This high-level event addressed how EU policies could gain from working to enhance the demand side and what instruments are actually in the hand of policy maker and public sector to optimize the public spending and, at the same time, to stimulate additional private investments. The event also offered an opportunity to hear first-hand from front-runner actors (procurers, suppliers) and experts how they are supporting the implementation of Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). COMPLETE presentation is available in our Publications!...

COMPLETE Kick-off meeting

The COMPLETE kick-off meeting took place in Poznań (Poland) on the 28th February 2015 in presence of all the partners.The whole day was dedicated to discussions about the workplan and early actions to be taken by the...

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