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On Thursday 21 February 2019 the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement organizes a workshop on Big Data Innovation Procurement "How to capitalize on shared opportunities for public and private benefits" at Maastricht Management School in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Cost reduction and sustainability are already proven in practice for residuals from drinking water production including lime pellets and ferric sludges. Aluminium based sludges are the next target, the disposal of which comes at substantial and ever-increasing cost. Alu Circles, an international initiative based on PCP (Pre-Commercial Procurement) principles, will make this happen. The overall budget for Alu Circles amounts to 1.5 million €.
The European Commission issued a notice on Guidance on Innovation Procurement. The purpose of this Notice is to offer practical guidance on innovation public procurement.
On 18 October 2017 the eafip workshop Innovation Procurement within the energy sector will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. The workshop aims at ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities within the energy sector.
Recently the Anti-SUPERBugs PCP project was launched to mobilize public and private purchasers and networks of users in the field of health-care associated infections to put the joint & direct procurement process in action.
The ISO has launched the first global standard for sustainable procurement, ISO 20400, which aims to establish guidelines for companies and procurers to make supply chains more ethical and sustainable
The next Global Sustainability Standards Conference, organized by ISEAL Alliance, will be taking place in Zürich, 27 - 29 June 2017. The event will bring together more than 300 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia to discuss the future of standards and certification in delivering greater impact at scale.
The new European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is part of the Communication (COM(2017)134) from the European Commission adopted on 23 March 2017. The framework gives specific guidance on how to set up interoperable digital public services.
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) has launched a consultation on innovative digital solutions for active and health ageing. Targeted at organisations involved in the implementation and delivery of large-scale PPI solutions focused on older people, the consultation aims to identify potential PPIs between 2017 and 2020 and contribute to EIP on AHA's Policy Dashboard.
The report provides one of the first compilations of data on the engagement of firms in public procurement across a wide number of countries and its relation to existing measures of innovation.