Public Procurement is an important and sophisticated mechanism for public bodies which influences the overall market and creates policies for governments, agencies and other public bodies. There is much discussion surrounding the concepts of public procurement and innovation and how these can lead to an economically-stronger, environmentally-resilient and more competitive Europe. With respect to research, development and innovation services for public bodies two procurement mechanisms were created and are becoming more and more popular – PCP and PPI. This session creates an opportunity for NREN representatives, including decision makers, researchers and engineers to better understand the new procurement mechanisms that are available in Europe to stimulate innovation and economic growth. This session is also intended at users of Research Networks to coordinate and orchestrate formulation of their future needs and requirements from networking.
The session will consist of the following presentations:
Introduction to the workshop, scope and expected results (Bartosz Belter, PSNC)
The EC position on Innovation Procurement (Lieve Bos, DG CNECT, EC)
The PCP/PPI tutorial (Sara Bedin, independent expert)
Success stories: PRACE 3IP (Rudolf Vohnout, CESNET on behalf of Philippe Segers, GENCI)
The demand side: the ROWANet case (Petr Pavlinec, ROWANet)
Discussion and brainstorming (Chrysostomos Tziouvaras, GRNET )