How to procure innovation effectively
On behalf of the European Commission, the Procurement of Innovation Platform project is organising a series of training sessions to provide both a theoretical framework and more practical advice on implementing public procurement of innovation (PPI). The seminar will be held in Hungary on 14 October 2014 and is aimed mainly at experts and procurers from the Central and Eastern European region.
The latest PPI support tools will be introduced and discussed, and specific aspects of innovation and procurement, such as criteria setting or pre-procurement aspects, will be explored. Specially developed materials will also be provided and experts will be on hand to give advice.
Participation in the training is free of charge and on a case-by-case basis travel and accommodation for participants may be covered. Training is open for public servants working as policy makers, project managers and procurers. a maximum of two applicants per organisation are accepted. The organisers reserve the right to reject applications to the training.
To apply, please send an email with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org