by Sylvia CUCINELLI | Dec 21, 2022
The French Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic have announced the date of iProcureNet’s 2023 conference. It will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on 16-17 March 2023.
The question with procurement of innovation and joint cross border public procurement is not “if” but “how”.
The iProcureNet Advanced Security Procurement Conference highlights the importance of procurement as enabler of innovation uptake and together ensuring resilience and security through cross border public procurement. The 2022 topic, “building a sustainable innovation ground for procurement of security solutions in Europe – from public procurement to joint public procurement of innovation”:
- Discover iProcureNet, the network of European public security procurers and learn how to join our community;
- Learn more about methods and tools of joint cross-border procurement, and how it may help address unmet needs;
- Hear the views from innovators to end-users on the role and procedures in innovation procurement;
- Discuss sustainability in the contexts of public procurement and Networks of Practitioners;
- Discover success stories and discuss your own challenges and needs as stakeholder of the procurement process.
Find out more on the event’s page: www.iprocurenet.eu/home/events/2023-conference
by Sylvia CUCINELLI | Jun 6, 2022
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.
by Sylvia CUCINELLI | May 31, 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.
by Sylvia CUCINELLI | Apr 26, 2022
We are delighted to announce our second 2022 Webinar – Building Market Demand.
17 May 2022, 12PM to 13.15PM CET.
You can find all details on the dedicated event’s page, here.
by Sylvia CUCINELLI | Apr 8, 2022
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/