10 December 2013

Inaugural Public Procurement of Innovation Award seeks European applicants

European public authorities are invited to apply for the first edition of the Public Procurement of Innovation Award, which will be presented to an exemplary public authority that purchases innovative, effective and efficient products and services. Public authorities can apply for the award by completing the application form and sending it to the Procurement of Innovation Platform team. Applications for the award close on 31 March 2014.

Already a number of high-level organisations have applied to take home the prize. The successful entry will be selected in May 2014 and will receive a trophy together with the title “European innovation procurement of the year”; a case study, made available on the Procurement of Innovation Platform; promotion across Europe and internationally; and the possibility of a paid experience exchange visit to a selected public authority.

The winner will also be invited to attend the EcoProcura 2014 conference free of charge. The Public Procurement of Innovation Award was launched by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, during the symposium ‘Achieving Excellence in Business Friendly Public Administration’ held on 29 October 2013.

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