Past Events & Resources

Meet & Exchange Workshop: Spotlight on Innovation Procurement in HORIZON 2020

Date: May 11, 2015
Organiser: FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Event Categories: Meet & Exchange Workshop

Background and Aim

Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) are new instruments under HORIZON 2020. Participation in the 2014 calls in the area of ICT and various calls for Coordination and Support Actions to support networking of public procurers has been limited. A further 6 PCP Cofund Actions, 6 PPIs and 4 CSAs are open or forthcoming and planning of the work programme 2016/2017 continues. The workshop focussed on good practice and major implementation hurdles to:

  • increase knowledge about good practice and major implementation hurdles,
  • better understand the different players/target groups in this field,
  • build a clearer picture on how to implement PCP/PPI at national level and the role and services of NCPs.

The workshop contributed to mutual learning among NCPs, exchange of information between European Commission representatives and procurers and the outcome served as a basis for the first NCP experience report on PCP/PPI for the benefit of the NCP community as a whole.

Target Group

NCPs dealing with PCP/PPI in Horizon 2020 having already gained knowledge and experiences.