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.
The online training is dedicated to all Public Procurers across Europe interested in procuring innovation and wanting to learn from the PAPIRUS experience about the principles on which this kind of public procurement is based. The course includes the explanation of public procurement of innovation, the benefits it brings, implementation rules and steps as well as lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project. Therefore, this course is not only a theoretical description of guidelines but also practical set of tips which may be useful for future followers.
The course is open to anyone interested in public procurement, free of charge and available online.