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The European Assitance 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 2-15 - 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, at least 3 new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge.
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).
Priority will be given to those innovation procurements of high impact ICT solutions such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. The EAFIP also welcomes innovation procurements (PCP and PPI) under national digital/ICT strategies.
The second call of 2019 is now open. Apply before September 13th 2019
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.