Spotlight: Innovation Procurement session at Innovation Procurement Workshop for Security Practitioners

Spotlight: Innovation Procurement session at Innovation Procurement Workshop for Security Practitioners

The joint workshop on innovation procurement organised together with MEDEA, CIVILnEXT and iProcureNet on 30 of March 2021 was titled ‘Innovation Procurement Workshop for Security Practitioners workshop’ included many fascinating presentations.

For iProcureNet, the objective was to offer a short course/training about innovation procurement and how it can help practitioners acquire security solutions adjusted to their needs. Using results from the analysis of the 1st iProcureNet Survey on JCBPP, Jozef Kubinec from MoI and Mari Ann Simovart from the University of Tartu presented practical examples of joint procurement.

There was a total of 81 attendees. The majority were security practitioners (Law Enforcement Organisations at National and EU level, Border and Coast Guard Authorities, Search and Rescue Organisations, Public servants from Ministries of Interior and procurement offices, and Civil Protection practitioners). There were also attendees from the EU Commission Services, EU centres, and the United Nations. Apart of attendees from the public sector, there were representatives from Industry, Academia, Enterprises and SMEs.

Spotlight: Innovation Procurement session at Innovation Procurement Workshop for Security Practitioners

iProcureNet at the RISE-SD Symposium 2022

iProcureNet participated to the very first ‘Research and Innovation Symposium for European Security and Defence’ (RISE-SD), held from 31 May to 2 June 2022 at the International Fair Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The objective of the Symposium was to explore how security and defense research and innovation activities contribute to the overall resilience of the European Union, against various present and future risks and threats.

Organised by iProcureNet partner and WP2 leader Bulgarian Defence Institute, in collaboration with AFCEA Sofia Chapter and the Information Technologies Institute, this Symposium gathered over 30 projects to present and discuss the various ongoing efforts around Europe and disseminate their projects results. This was also an platform to boost cooperations and future opportunities.

iProcureNet presented the overview of the project, as well as what has been achieved so far and the main results.

Spotlight: Innovation Procurement session at Innovation Procurement Workshop for Security Practitioners

iProcureNet Coordinator Interview in ‘Profession Achats’

The specialist magazine ‘Profession Achat’ released on 31 March 2022, an interview with Jorge Garzon, project coordinator of iProcureNet for the French Ministry of Interior.

The article, with the title “iProcureNet – Security Procurement in Europe”, addresses important concepts of the project: its purposes, its origins and its obstacles and challenges.

“Profession Achats” is the magazine for members of the CNA (Conseil National des Achats), the French National Purchasing Council. The CNA, with nearly 15 000 members, represents the purchasing world in France, in all sectors of the economy. It has been estimated that the interview reached nearly 20 000 people, 2000 members of industry and 15 000 policy makers, guaranteeing an important promotion of the project in France, with particular reference to its coming Annual Conference event.

Access to the magazine and its March issue can be found on http://professionachat.com/

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