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Workshop on regional policies to promote the adoption of innovation by public administrations

14% of the EU’s GDP is spent through public procurement. The acquisition of innovation by public administrations does not only improves the services offered to citizens but also provides business opportunities to local entrepreneurs.

This is why the European Commission has launched instruments like Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) to foster collaboration between public procurers and innovative companies. However, regions cannot directly transpose these instruments due to their complexity and high funding requirements.

Therefore, there is a need to explore new models that tap into the promise of incorporating innovation in the public sector while increasing business competitiveness and are adapted to the reality of regions.

The EU project Prepare, European Innovation Ecosystem (EIE) project running till December 2024, brings together 4 regions that are interacting with the local ecosystems to design novel policies that promote demand-driven co-creation for the benefit of local public services, SMEs and citizens.

The project's first round of insights, resources and best practices will be shared in the public workshop. "Regional Policies to Promote the Adoption of Innovation by Public Administrations”. Regional stakeholders related to innovation policies and their counterpart offices in Brussels are invited to:

  • Understand the benefits of the collaboration between public organizations and local innovators;
  • Learn the feedback acquired from the local stakeholders of the Prepare regions;
  • Share their own experiences and interests;
  • Make proposals to design policies adapted to the regional realities;
  • Access to a database of 300+ knowledge resources.

The event will take place on 27 June, from 9:00 until 12:30, at Avenue des Arts 3, 5ª, Brussels (Region of Murcia office).

Please register here before 25 June 2024.