Public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) is a powerful tool to boost innovation.
The public sector demands innovative solutions that are not yet available or not at large scale on the market and thus forces providers to innovate. PPI2Innovate targets directly public procurers on all administrative levels in central Europe with the aim to build regional capacities in PPI, to change attitude towards PPI, to strengthen linkages among relevant stakeholders in regional innovation systems and to finally boost usage of PPI. The project will achieve this change by delivering innovative outputs such as 3 thematic PPI2Innovate tools for SMART Health, SMART Energy and SMART ICT fully customized to 6 national institutional frameworks and translated.
In November 2018 the Policy Roundtables were organized by the Rzeszow Regional Development Agency in Poland.The meeting addressed representatives of public procurers responsible for conducting public procurement tenders and interested in topics related to public procurement as a tool for innovation support in energy and ICT sectors.
REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ACTIONS PLANS
Nationally customized and translated SMART PPI tools for SMART ICT, SMART Health and SMART Energy represent
a far-reaching asset for Central-European region and its public procurers for an active and strategically guided usage focused on development of innovation-friendly local and national ecosystems.
Tools are available in 6 languages ( HU, CZ, SI, IT, PL, HR ) in our "PUBLICATIONS" section.
More information about project partners you can find here:
Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd.; DEX Innovation Centre; Municipality o Lublin; University of Turin; Piemonte Region; ICT Technology Network Institute; Ministry of Public Administration; Somogy County Government; Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments; Rzeszow Regional Development Agency
College of Dunaújváros (Hungary); Technology Centre ASCR (Czech Republic); Municipality of Torino Development, EU Funds, Innovation and Smart City Directorate (Italy); University of Maribor (Slovenia); Rzeszow University of Technology Department of Enterprise, Management and Ecoinnovation (Poland); Marshal Office of the Podkarpackie Region (Poland); Marshal Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship in Lublin (Poland); Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts (Croatia)