New EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI in the 2016-2017 Work Programme

According to the EC website a total budget of circa €130 million is planned for EU funding for PCP (pre-commercial procurement) and PPI (public procurement of innovative solutions) projects across the different 2016-17 Horizon 2020 work programmes. The following ppts guide you through the core info about the calls for proposals: – Overview of the 2016-17 calls for proposals in support of PCP and PPI across the different Horizon 2020 work programmes. – Modalities of the Horizon 2020 funding instruments in support of PCP and PPI. More detailed info in the general annexes of the Work Program here. – How prepare a proposal? How will the evaluation take place? – Possible ESIF funding synergies for Horizon 2020 funded PCP/PPI projects. In addition to the wide range of domain specific calls, there are also two “open calls’ in the ICT Work Progmamme: ICT-34: €4M call for PCP actions for preparing and carrying out a joint PCP, open to proposals from procurers that require new ICT based solutions to address a challenge in any area of public interest (call deadline: 12 April 2016). ICT-33: (a) European wide networks of public procurers preparing future PCPs or PPIs in any area of public interest that requires ICT based solutions and (b): European wide networks of competence centers on innovation procurement (€ 4M for ICT-33 (a) and (b) together; call deadline: 25 Apr 2017...

1st Major eafip Event – Paris

The first major eafip event will take place in the City Hall of Paris on 27th and 28th October 2015. The two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities for on PCP/PPI. The agenda includes: presentations on the strategic use of innovation procurement by key cities, regions and countries across Europe; presentations by successful PCP and PPI projects; discussion groups on future funding opportunities; as well as the launch of the eafip Toolkit. On Day 2, EC representatives will present the calls in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 covering EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI.  There will be various discussion sessions (see agenda below) providing the latest information about how to gain access to the ca. € 130 million budget for innovation procurement projects. In addition, public procurers will have the opportunity to present proposal ideas, discuss with relevant EC officials and network in view of the preparation of these calls. You can already start preparing proposal ideas for discussion! More information available at the event website:...

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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