3rd PPI2Innovate Days, Székesfehérvár(HU)

May 14th, 2019 │  9:00 AM - 04:00 PM │ Hotel Magyar Király in Székesfehérvár, Hungary

We are pleased to announce the final transnational conference of the PPI2Innovate project: Capacity building to boost usage of PPI in Central Europe, which will be held on the 14th of May, 2019 in Hotel Magyar Király in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. 

The conference aims to promote the use of public procurement of innovation (PPI). PPI is a new term in many Central European countries. It is a procurement strategy that aims to boost local innovation, through the matching of procurers need - the provision of better local services -, and suppliers need for market expansion. Therefore, PPI is based on the effective communication of the market and procurers. Besides, it is an essential tool to boost local innovation.



08:30 – 09:00      Registration & Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:15 Opening and Welcome by the Authorities - Norbert Biró, Chairman of Somogy County Government
09:15 – 9:45 Introduction to PPI2Innovate project and PPI - Ákos Szépvölgyi, managing director of Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Ltd.

9:45 – 10:15 Implementation of PPI procedure in Turin, Italy - Francesca La Greca, project manager of EU innovation projects from Municipality of Turin, Italy

10:15 – 11:00 Experiences of PPI in Western Europe - Gaynor Whyles, director of Jera Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
11:00 – 11:30       Coffee break     

11:30 – 12:00 Legal background of PPI implementation in Hungary - Dr. Ágnes Hubai, attorney-at-law procurement expert, Hungary

12:00 – 12:30 Presentation of the possibilities to implement PPI in healthcare sector in Hungary - István Csizmadia, leading counsellor at National Healthcare Services Center, Hungary

12:30 – 13:00 Presentation of Prominent Med project‘s approach to PPI in Croatia - Denis Premec project manager & Ivan Šimić director of Regional Energetic Agency North (REA Sever), Croatia

13:00 – 14:00        Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30       Experiences of PPI in Western Europe - Marlene, Grauer, project manager, Federal Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics, Germany

14:30 – 15:10 PPI2Innovate pilot projects
• City of Lublin, Poland
• Regione Piemonte, Italy
• Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia
• Somogy County Government, Hungary

15:10 – 15:50 MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION – PPI Solutions – Challenges and Perspectives; Moderator: Ákos Szépvölgyi, managing director, CTRIA, Hungary; Panelists: István Csizmadia, National Healthcare Service Center, Hungary; Sabina Kuzman, Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia

15:50        Official closure of the event

Csaba Bende

Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (KDRIU)