The Procurement Forum is managed by the European Secretariat of ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, as part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project financed by DG Enterprise and Industry – European Commission.
The online hub of all things related to public procurement of innovation, the Procurement of Innovation Platform is the starting point for public authorities, procurers, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders working in the field to discover the particularities of PPI. This Procurement Forum is the part of that platform that gives stakeholders a chance to exchange, connect and collaborate.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. Active for over 17 years in the field of Sustainable Procurement, it also hosts the Procura+ Sustainable Procurement Campaign, the Sustainable Procurement Resource Centre and the EcoProcura series of conferences.
The other partners involved are PIANOo – the Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre, REC – the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe and iWT – the Flemish Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology.
The Procurement Forum is co-funded by DG Enterprise under the European Commission's CIP programme. It sees public procurement as a key demand-side trigger for innovation.
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