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Lecture & webinar: The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement

Lecture & webinar organized by the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement

Presented by Prof. Dr. Nicola Dimitri and Dr. Anne Rainville

Date:  Monday, 20 March at 16:00
Place:
  Function Hall, Maastricht School of Management,
            Endepolsdomein 150, Maastricht 6229 EP
            Or follow online as a live stream event

Over the last 10 years the EU has given a strong impulse to innovation procurement. Among others, the EU has designed several legal instruments that allow the public sector to stimulate private actors to develop innovative solutions to meet a wide range of public sector needs. This lecture will  provide an overview of the economic, legal and practical considerations behind some of these  legal instruments.

More specifically, the lecture will discuss pre-commercial procurement (PCP), an approach to the procurement of R&D services introduced by a 2007 EC communication. PCP was designed with the aim to encourage public procurers to purchase R&D services that would speed up or prompt the emergence of innovative solutions to public sector needs.

Additionally, this lecture will analyse public procurement of innovation (PPI), which designates the procurement of near to market solutions which have moved beyond the R&D stage, but have not been diffused on a commercial scale in the market .

Finally, the innovation partnership, introduced by the recent 2014 directive, will be investigated and compared with PCP and PPI.  Together, this will give an overview of public sector motivations for choosing between these demand-side innovation instruments, and key considerations in their execution. Best practices will be suggested through relevant case studies, highlighting the potential of  PCP, PPI, and the innovation partnership to help satisfy public demand while influencing markets.

 

 

About the lecturers

Nicola Dimitri holds the Corvers Chair in Innovation Procurement at MSM. He is also Professor of Economics at the University of Siena (Italy), Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IMT) Lucca (Italy) and Life Member of Clare Hall College (Cambridge-UK). He was formerly Deputy Rector of the University of Siena and Chair of the Economics Department. He has been Fulbright Student, Chevening Scholar, NATO-CNR and Fernand Braudel Fellow (EUI).

Anne Rainville is Research Fellow at MSM. She is also Management Consultant at Vtrek, a network organization offering expert services to help public agencies create value in their purchasing. She received her doctorate in 2016 from the Technical University Berlin with a grade of magna cum laude. Fully funded by Climate-KIC, her research focused on roles for standardization, collaboration, and intermediation in opening innovation procurement.

Program
16:00  Opening and welcome, Professor Wim Naudé, Dean of MSM
16:10  The Corvers Chair Initiative: an overview,
            Mr. Stephan Corvers, Managing Director, Corvers & Commercial Affairs
16:20   Lecture: The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement,
            Professor Nicola Dimitri and Dr. Anne Rainville
17:20   Q&A
18:00   Networking and refreshments

Live-stream
Would you prefer to follow the lecture online? You can join the lecture by live-stream. Once your payment has been received you will receive the link for the live-stream by e-mail.

Registration
The registration fee for this lecture is € 275,- (excl VAT).

The registration fee must be transferred to MSM’s bank account by 16 March 2017 the latest indicating your full name and name of the event: Lecture EU Innovation Procurement.
To register, please fill in the form which is available at the MSM-website here (at the lower end of the website page). 

Payment details
Maastricht School of Management
IBAN code: NL44 RABO 0151 3553 47
BIC code: RABONL2U

* Attendance is free for MSM students and staff

Participants of this lecture will receive a 10% discount on the Executive Program Innovation Procurement.

 

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