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2017 Procura+ Awards

October 17, 2017 Leave a comment

2017 Procura+ Awards


Energy Discovery Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2017 Procura+ Awards on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement with support of ICLEI and European Commission recognise three categories of excellence: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year, and Tender Procedure of the Year.
















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Conference on Innovation Procurement

October 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Conference on Innovation Procurement


Kosmos IMAX, Tallinn, Estonia

The Conference on Innovation Procurement took place under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Conference also served as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event. The conference programme included:

  • Innovation procurement experiences in Europe
  • EU Member States’ policy and support framework for innovation procurement
  • Economic impact of innovation procurement
  • HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements
  • 2017 Procura+ Awards Ceremony on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement

The target audience for the two-day conference was policy makerspublic procurers and innovators. Its aims were capacity buildingexperience sharing and networking about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities.

The event was co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Commission (EC). The conference was supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund. The 2017 Procura+ Awards were supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI.



Welcoming words:

Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia









Keynote – How to mainstream innovation procurement in Europe?

Gerard de Graaf, Director, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CNECT, European Commission








Public procurement of innovation – the policy logic behind the strategic use of procurements

Veiko Lember, Senior Research Fellow, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia











e-solutions in Estonia – living proof of innovation procurements

Andres Kutt, Former advisor, Information System Authority, Estonia











Panel discussion: Innovation procurement as driver for economic growth and address secretol challenges

Moderator: Gaynor Whyles, Director, JERA Consulting Ltd

Helen Kopman, Deputy Head of Unit, Start-ups and Innovation Unit, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CNECT, European Commission














Andreas Nemec, Managing Director, Federal Procurement Agency BBG, Austria











Evelin Porn-Lee, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia











Kalev Pihl, CEO, SK ID Solutions, Estonia








Session: Innovation procurement experiences (Examples and analysis of innovation procurements across Europe)

Moderator: Gaynor Whyles, Director at JERA Consulting Ltd

Innovation methods for award procedures of ICT learning in Europe. IMAILE

Ellinor Wallin, IMAILE project manager. Sweden




















Teemu Laitinen. CEO Almerin. Finland











Andrea Contino. AMIGO. Spain




















Sweden’s electric roads for heavy vehicles pre-commerciol procurement

Anders Bylund, Head oi Rail and Road Electrification. Siemens Mobility. Sweden














London underground PROLITE lighting PPI procurement, winner of the PROCURA+ Award Innovation Procurement of the Year 2016

Leon Smith, Manager technology and innovation, Transport for London, UK







































David Bide, Commercial Director, Armadillo-ED — Evolution in Lignting. UK

















Telemedicine for Intensive Care Units procurement, THALEA

Dr. Gernot Marx, Professor ot Anesthesrology and Critical Care Medicine and Chair at the University RWTH Aachen, Germany














Panel discussion: Benchmarking the progress on innovation procurement across Europe: EU member states (Austria, Finland, Estonia, and European Commission) policy and measurement framework for innovation procurement

Moderator; Gaynor Whyies, Director, JERA Consulting Ltd. UK

Eva Buchinger, Policy Advisor. Austrian Institute at Technology. Austria














Ville Valovirta, Senior Screntist, lnnovations, Economy and Policy,VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Finland








Paul Jackson, Innovation procurement policy expert, Ministry of Economic Alloirs and Communications. Estonia














Vasileios Tsanidis, Policy Ollicer. DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Directorate F Digital Single Market, European Commission






















New York Consulting Procurement Conference 2017

June 29, 2017 Leave a comment

New York Consulting Procurement Conference 2017


American Management Association Times Square, New York, USA

The New York Consulting Procurement Conference is one-of-its-kind event that allows Executives interested in Procuring Consulting Services to connect with peers and experts of the domain to exchange about challenges, best practices and trends in the Consulting industry.


What is innovation in the Digital Environment? George Hemingway, Partner at Stratalis Consulting

The impact of digital transformation on Organization. Thomas Bertels, Partner at Valeocon Management Consulting

How can traditional banks leverage Fintech practices to compete in a digital world? Bijon Mehta, President at Association of FinTech Professionals

Digital in Manufacturing Industries : Supply chain 2.0 ? What else ? Laurent Thomas, VP Strategy at Solvay Novecare

Digitalizing Procurement : Deja vu ? Rajiv Gupta

How digital is transforming Consulting Services ? David Tang, CEO of Flevy