Past Events & Resources

Understanding Innovation Procurement in Horizon 2020

Date: May 12, 2015
Organiser: NCP Academy – FFG
Event Categories: Training

Concept & 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 training aimed at:

  • Gaining a deep insight into the instruments of PCP/PPI including knowledge about the political background, the design of the PCP/PPI instruments, the process of innovation procurement, the funding, some legal aspects and the context of the European procurement guidelines;
  • Discussing different players/target groups of PCP/PPI and ways of approaching and advising them.

Target Group

NCPs wanting to increase their knowledge on PCP/PPI and understand these instruments properly.