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.