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Innovative Procurement


Innovative Procurement Webinar

How to Attract Agile & SMART SMEs? Public Buyers & Innovative SMEs share their views!

March 10th 2021    10am -12noon (CET)


This session aims to explore:

How to reach innovative companies & create a relationship of trust?

How to take advantage of business opportunities in the public sector?


Public buyers + innovative companies will share their experiences to inspire & offer key insights to a successful collaboration.


Registration :

Note that the users (i.e. the participants of your event) have to use or create an EU Login account (with first name, last name and email address) to access the registration platform. Their data are stored on Commission servers. The platform uses EU login for authentication for better data preservation, better security and valid email addresses

  Draft Agenda


10.00 - Welcome and opening words



10.05 - Keynote on EU programmes on public procurement for innovation.

Ø  Commission Speaker


Moderator: Maria Gavin, EEN Ireland

Public Buyers Session

10.15 – Case Study 1: Dublin City – ‘The Journey towards a SMART City ‘

Jamie Cudden – SMART City Programme Manager

Dublin City Council, Ireland



10.30 – Case 2: The Programme for Innovation Procurement of Flanders

“Reflection on the methodology used to facilitate innovative procurements:  from project idea to the development of innovative solutions with the support of SMEs”

Christophe Veys – Senior Procurement Adviser, Ministry of Innovation & Economy



10.45 – Case Study 3: Title tbc

Martin Bunček - Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Czech Republic


11.00 – Q & A Session – Speakers 


Innovative Companies Session

11.15 –


11.30 – Arkhn

Emeric Lemaire, co-founder


11.45 – Q & A Session


12.00 - Closing remark