INNOVATION PROCUREMENT EXCHANGE: BOOSTING PUBLIC SECTOR BUYERS AND INNOVATIVE SUPPLIERS

onsdag 25. september 2019

Fra 09:00 til 12:00

Stavanger Forum
Gunnar Warebergs gate 13
4021 Stavanger

What’s the secret to successful innovation procurement?

By doing ‘innovation procurement’, the public sector can buy products which are totally new to the market, or even support companies to research and develop original solutions. But for both buyers and suppliers, getting started with innovation procurement isn’t always easy – that’s why the Innovation Procurement Exchange is here to help!

Whether you are a public buyer or innovative supplier, this session aims to inform and inspire you to join the pioneers of procurement, spearheading the exciting search for new solutions to society’s needs.

The session will have three components:

09:00 – 10:00 Part 1: Procurement secrets of the winners

Enjoy a morning coffee with the Procura+ Award finalists and find out what makes their procurement successful. Each public authority is innovating in their approach to sustainable procurement and is happy to share their knowledge and experiences. A great chance to network with public buyers from across Europe!

10:00 – 11:00 Part 2: Understanding the innovation procurement ecosystem

Learn from experts about the latest developments in 4 areas:

  • Expanding expertise in innovation procurement (Procure2Innovate)
  • Building bridges between public buyers and suppliers of innovation (InnoBrokers)
  • Combining purchasing power to maximise market impact (Big Buyers)
  • Meeting end-user needs through co-creation (LEA Learntech Accelerator)

11:00 – 12:00 Part 3: Innovation Procurement Exchange

Put your questions directly to the experts! The ´Exchange´ is also a chance for anyone to share their activities with the other participants, through short pitches and roundtable discussion. (Those interested in hosting a table can contact Ashleigh.mclennan@iclei.org for more information).

The event is available for participants at Nordic Edge, you can buy a ticket for the conference here.