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Risk reduction strategy

PPI4Waste Project is now working on collaborative activities and on how to build capacity for the preparation of coordinated public procurement of innovative solutions.

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Discover the University of Zaragoza

Discover the University of Zaragoza, one of PPI4Waste project partners. With more than five hundred years of history, the University of Zaragoza (UniZar) is one of the most established universities in Spain. UniZar research team involved in the PPI4Waste project is made up of the researchers linked to the Spanish Observatory of Public Procurement (Obcp), located at the Law School of the University of Zaragoza.

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Discussion group Innovative waste management solutions and resource efficiency | New discussions November 2016

A discussion group, “Innovative waste management solutions and resource efficiency“, has been created on the Procurement Forum as a discussion platform for the Interest Group of the PPI4Waste project. Discover what the latest discussions of this group are.

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Strategic use of public procurement in promoting green, social and innovation policies

In June 2016, the DG GROW of the European Commission published a report entitled “Study on “Strategic use of public procurement in promoting green, social and innovation policies”” providing interesting information about public procurement in 10 countries of the European Union.

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Common report on targeted improvements

This report presents the results of the research made regarding the PPI potential for each of the common needs and gives several recommendations regarding three aspects of PPI.

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Agreeing on Common Needs

This report presents the methodology designed and applied by the project to prioritize the needs of public buyers and reach an agreement on the ones for which to further work has been implemented within PPI4Waste.

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PAPIRUS e-learning on PPI implementation released!

In the framework of the PAPIRUS project (Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability), a pilot initiative in the field of public procurement of innovation funded by the European Union Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, a free e-learning course on Public Procurement of Innovation has been launched.

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PAPIRUS project Final Project Conference

PAPIRUS project Consortium Final Project Conference will take place on 29th September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.

During the conference public procurers who have implemented Public Procurement of Innovation and experts in the field will present their case studies and share their experience on Innovation Procurement.

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Invest and connect

ACR+ present its public procurement projects in Bratislava in July 2016

ACR+ took part in the 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities held on 8 and 9 July 2016 in Bratislava. During the session “Investment in Motion” ACR+ made a video presentation about the activities of the Circular Europe Network, the PPI4Waste project on public procurement of innovation in the field of waste management and resource efficiency, and on the LIFE Future project about green public procurement for urban furniture.

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New publication: State of the Art of Emerging Solutions

A new report of the PPI4Waste project, the State of the Art of Emerging Solutions, is now available online!

This report has been elaborated in the framework of the preparation activities of the PPI4Waste project defining needs, goals and improvement opportunities of functional performances with the objective – amongst others – of making procedural knowledge of innovation procurement widely available.

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