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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.
Recently the book Trials and Tribulations in the Implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement in Europe by Corvers consultant Ramona Apostol was published by Springer Publishers.
Recently the Research Handbook on EU Public Procurement Law has been published by Edgar Elgar Publishing. The handbook was edited by Christopher Bovis (University of Hull, UK). Corvers' legal advisor Oana Pantilimon Voda also contributed to the book with a chapter on Innovative and Sustainable Procurement: Framework, Constraints and Policies.
Recently Corvers' legal advisors Oana Pantilimon Voda and Carolien Jobse published an article regarding market consultations in the framework of innovation procurement. The article has been published in the European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL 3/2016 (Vol. 11).
The EU Institutions should do more to help businesses find contracts on offer and bid for them, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors call for a cut in the red tape involved in EU public procurement and a new online platform with contracts from all the Institutions.
Over the last few years high fixed costs, and excess capacities, of IT infrastructures induced the emergence and significant growth of cloud computing, as it can readily satisfy demand for a variety of services without users having to invest heavily. Due to its nature, cloud computing has raised a number of issues such as data security and governance in the global scenario. More recently the issue of pricing strategies captured the attention of the main actors and academics. In particular the most widely adopted pricing model so called pay-as-you-go, or pay-per-use, is currently being challenged as the appropriate criterion for charging users. In the lecture the main pricing schemes will be presented, discussing their advantages and limitations.
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative published Module 2 of its toolkit on innovation procurement.
The second major eafip event on innovation procurement will take place in Athens, Greece at the 18th and 19th October 2016.
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative published the first module of its toolkit on innovation procurement.
Recently a research article on standards, intellectual property and open access written by Corvers’ IPR specialist Carl Mair was published in the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law.
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative reopened the call to apply for free assistance for innovation procurements. European public procurers who want to be one of the 12 European procurers that will receive free assistance from the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative in the implementation of their next innovation procurement can apply and register untill 30 June 2016.
DG CONNECT and GD GROWTH have commissioned a study to establish and launch a European Catalogue of ICT Standards for public procurement.
On 12 April 2016, the Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public procurement programs. The report, launched at the BioEconomyUtrecht2016 stakeholder conference, states that benefits are reciprocal.
With his paper titled 'Intel, ARM and the Internet of Things: the role of IP licensing strategies in establishing platform dominance’ Corvers’ IPR-specialist and PhD student Carl Mair was nominated for the BILETA Google PhD Award.