Innovation and Procurement
Manchester, 16 November 2005
Organized together with the UK Department of Trade and Industry, this 6CP workshop examined how barriers to innovation-friendly procurement (such as lack of encouragement to adopt innovative products and services, inflexible public procurement practices, heavy costs and bureaucracy associated with bidding processes, etc) might be overcome, and how innovative solutions might improve the quality of public service and support innovation in business.
Documents for download
Introduction by Ken Guy (workshop facilitator), Wise Guys Ltd.
Demand-oriented innovation policy by Jakob Edler, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany
Commission Action to Stimulate Research and Innovation using Public Procurement by José-Ramón Tiscar, European Commission, DG RTD
Innovative public technology procurement by Leif Hommen, Lund University, Sweden
The UK approach to procurement and innovation by Margaret Horton, UK National Health Service
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