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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT STIMULATING RESEARCH & INNOVATION TOWARDS BETTER PRACTICE Wednesday 14 December 2005, 10:00 – 16:00 Centre Borschette - Room AB-0B - Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels The overall goal of the conference is: validate the results of the Fraunhofer Institute study which did a scoping exercise of Member States activities in the field of procurement and innovation and identified good practices from case studies provide input for the Commission’s “Handbook on public procurement and research and innovation” Session objectives 10:00 – 10:15 Mr. Pierre Vigier, deputy Head of Unit Innovation Policy Official opening and welcome Development DG Enterprise and Industry will give an overview of the policy background of the study and the Mr. Pierre Vigier, DG Enterprise and Industry Commission activities in the field of procurement and innovation 10:15 – 10:30 Mr. José-Ramon Tiscar of the Unit Policy aspects, pri- Public Procurement for Research and Innovation. vate investment DG Research will present the recom- Policy context and findings of an Independent Expert mendations of a DG Research Expert Group on “Public Group Procurement for Research and Innovation” which are used as input for the Commission’s Handbook. Mr. José-Ramon Tiscar, DG Research 10:45 – 11:00 Dr. Jakob Edler of Fraunhofer ISI is project leader for Procurement and Innovation: The Context the study, he will give an overview of how innovation can be stimulated through procurement Dr. Jakob Edler, Fraunhofer ISI 11:00 – 11:15 Prof. Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens/CERES is Trends in Member States member of the study team and will give an overview of what activities are currently being undertaken by Mem- Prof. Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens/CERES ber States in the field of procurement and innovation 11:15 – 11:30 Mr. Richard Winson, Head of Public Procurement Policy The UK approach to procurement and innovation of the UK Department of Trade and Industry will give more insight into the actions of the UK government as Mr. Richard Winson, an example of what central government can do in this UK Department of Trade and Industry (tbc) field, e.g. to support procurement officials. 11.30-11.45 Coffee Break 11.45 – 12.30 Panel Discussion Moderated by Ruben Schellingerhout, DG Enterprise and Industry 11.45-12.00 Mr. Stephan Corvers is founder of Corvers Procurement Introduction to the panel discussion Services b.v., a bureau specialised in advising on Euro- pean public procurement. He was member of the DG Research Expert Group on “Public Procurement for Mr. Stephan Corvers, Research and Innovation.” Corvers Procurement Services He will show if and how the group’s recommendations are taken up by Member States as a kick-off for the discussion 12:00 – 12:30 The discussion will address these questions: Discussion Panel - What can be learned from countries’ experiences in introducing procurement for innovation? Dr. Jakob Edler - How can procurement officials be supported in this Prof. Lena Tsipouri process through structural and training measures? Mr. Richard Winson - What type of advice would the Commission need to Mr. Stephan Corvers provide in the Handbook? - How could cross-border cooperation support this? 12:30 – 13:40 Lunch 13:40 – 14:00 Dr. Leif Hommen, Associate Professor at Lund Univer- Good practice cases sity is a member of the study team and will present a number of case studies analysed by the study showing Dr. Leif Hommen, Lund University what good practices they provide for different phases of the procurement cycle. 14:00 – 14:20 Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger, is founder of Hornbanger law Case study: Purchase of Electronic Filing System firm, former Director Legal service Bundesbeschaffung Gmbh, the Austrian Central Procurement Agency. She will present the purchase of an electronic filing sys- Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger, Hornbanger law firm tem by the Austrian government and show which les- sons can be learned such as the importance of user involvement. 14:20 – 14:40 Mr. Hendrik Pinnau is Deputy Head of Division for En- Case study: procurement of advanced lightning terprises for Resource Protection at the Hamburg State systems in the municipality and State of Hamburg Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment. Mr. Hendrik Pinnau, City-State of Hamburg He will present the case and indicate lessons to be learned such as the importance of market knowledge and market consultations, and good project manage- ment. 14:40-15:00 Coffee break 15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion Moderated by Mr. Ruben Schellingerhout, DG Enterprise and Industry 15:00 – 15:15 Mr. Stephan Corvers is founder of Corvers Procurement Introduction to the panel discussion Services b.v., a bureau specialised in advising on Euro- pean public procurement. He was member of the DG Research Expert Group. Mr. Stephan Corvers, Corvers Procurement Services He will analyse the good practices in view of the group’s recommendations to start the discussion. 15:15 – 15:45 The discussion will address these questions: Discussion Panel - What are the main elements to be taken from the good practices? Dr. Leif Hommen - How can the good practices be used by Member Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger States to further improve their procurement? Mr. Hendrik Pinnau - What elements of good practices would the Mr. Stephan Corvers Commission need to focus on in the Handbook? - How can the good practices best be disseminated, e.g. through transnational networks? 15:45 - 16:00 Conference Closure Mr. David White, Director Innovation Policy DG Enterprise and Industry will close the workshop and put Mr. David White, DG Enterprise and Industry the conclusions of the discussions into the context of the Commission’s work in this area.
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