3rd PPI2Innovate Days, Székesfehérvár(HU)
We are pleased to announce the final transnational conference of the PPI2Innovate project: Capacity building to boost usage of PPI in Central Europe, which will be held on the 14th of May, 2019 in Hotel Magyar Király in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
The conference aims to promote the use of public procurement of innovation (PPI). PPI is a new term in many Central European countries. It is a procurement strategy that aims to boost local innovation, through the matching of procurers need - the provision of better local services -, and suppliers need for market expansion. Therefore, PPI is based on the effective communication of the market and procurers. Besides, it is an essential tool to boost local innovation.
The conference will bring together public institutions and authorities, policymakers, innovative companies, business support organizations, practitioners and representatives of universities to answer the following questions:
- How PPI contributes to the development of local innovation capacities?
- How to integrate public procurement of innovation strategy in Central European countries?
- Why is it a useful tool for public authorities?
08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Opening and Welcome by the Authorities - Norbert Biró, Chairman of Somogy County Government
09:15 – 9:45 Introduction to PPI2Innovate project and PPI - Ákos Szépvölgyi, managing director of Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Ltd.
9:45 – 10:15 Implementation of PPI procedure in Turin, Italy - Francesca La Greca, project manager of EU innovation projects from Municipality of Turin, Italy
10:15 – 11:00 Experiences of PPI in Western Europe - Gaynor Whyles, director of Jera Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Legal background of PPI implementation in Hungary - Dr. Ágnes Hubai, attorney-at-law procurement expert, Hungary
12:00 – 12:30 Presentation of the possibilities to implement PPI in healthcare sector in Hungary - István Csizmadia, leading counsellor at National Healthcare Services Center, Hungary
12:30 – 13:00 Presentation of Prominent Med project‘s approach to PPI in Croatia - Denis Premec project manager & Ivan Šimić director of Regional Energetic Agency North (REA Sever), Croatia
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 Experiences of PPI in Western Europe - Marlene, Grauer, project manager, Federal Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics, Germany
14:30 – 15:10 PPI2Innovate pilot projects
• City of Lublin, Poland
• Regione Piemonte, Italy
• Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia
• Somogy County Government, Hungary
15:10 – 15:50 MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION – PPI Solutions – Challenges and Perspectives; Moderator: Ákos Szépvölgyi, managing director, CTRIA, Hungary; Panelists: István Csizmadia, National Healthcare Service Center, Hungary; Sabina Kuzman, Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia
15:50 Official closure of the event