11 August 2014

Public Procurement of Innovation Award jury selects six finalists

The shortlist for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award has been narrowed to six finalists, representing the most innovative and impressive public procurement activities carried out in Europe. The Award is presented as part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project, an online hub that helps public authorities, procurers, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders harness the power of innovation procurement.

An in-depth profile of each finalist, detailing their organisation, procured innovation and supplier, is available online. The finalists and their suppliers will be invited to an award ceremony at the EcoProcura conference, taking place in Ghent (Belgium) from 24 – 26 September 2014. “These finalists exemplify the best examples of procurement of innovation in Europe. Their dedication to finding new and creative solutions to everyday problems within the procurement process is highly impressive. Each of the six organisations are to be congratulated; selecting a final winner will not be an easy feat.” said jury member Wouter Stolwijk, Director of PIANOo.

The judging panel also comprises Bonifacio Garcia Porras of the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry; David Golding, Head of Strategy with the Technology Strategy Board; and Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe and Global Director of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre. The winning entry will receive a trophy for innovation procurement excellence, together with the title “European innovation procurement of the year”.

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