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The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement-initiative is an initiative from the European Commission (DG Connect) that aims to provide promotion, training and local assistance to public procurers and policy makers that are interested to implement innovation procurements of ICT based solutions across the EU Member States.
The initiative European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) started beginning of 2015.
During 2015 - 2018 Corvers and Stella joined forces in order to realise the following key components of the initiative:
From 2019 onward, Corvers is main contractor for the EAFIP-initiative. During 2019 six new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions were selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge. In 2020 at least three new innovation projects will be selected to receive free assistance from EAFIP.
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (www.eafip.eu) seeks to receive applications of public procurers from all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI). These may include Green deal projects; projects on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity; and projects under national digital/ICT strategies. EAFIP also welcomes project applications on ICT solutions aimed to tackle COVID-19 or similar crises through innovation procurement.
Visit the EAFIP website for more information on the eafip initiative and register for the newsletter to stay up to date with the next steps of the initiative.