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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.
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.
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.
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.
Corvers confirmed its participation in the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) 10YFP programme, as part of the UN Working Group 4b2 on improving collaboration between sustainable public procurement, sustainability standards and labels.
The European Commission – through her European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative – in collaboration with the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water organises a workshop on innovation procurement on the 9th of February targeting public procurers in the water sector.