In-Person Training Sessions on Innovative Procurement Methods (PPI)

Join the BUILD Project for a series of In-Person Training Sessions on Innovative Procurement Methods (PPI). This aligns wit our primary goal to advance the utilisation of public procurement for sustainable innovation while enhancing the capacities of cities in innovation procurement*. The BUILD Project partners are excited to share their expertise on Innovative Procurement Methods with you!

These sessions are crafted to facilitate the exchange of best practices and foster capacity building, with the aim of revolutionising traditional procurement approaches. Our objective is to unveil the potential within innovation procurement and guide public buyers towards its realisation.

One of the key benefits of these half-day training sessions is their tailored approach, addressing the specific needs and challenges of the hosting countries – Finland, Estonia, The Netherlands, and Slovakia. Our local experts will showcase successful cases of Innovation Procurement, dynamically adapting the information to suit the audience, presenting methods, learnings and challenges.

Are you a Public Buyer interested in harnessing the potential of PPI to explore new markets in your city? Would you like to address societal challenges in a more effective and sustainable manner? Select your preferred country and date and join us in:

  • Finland

Date and venue:

March 27, 2024 at Yliopistonkatu 27, 20100 Turku.


A short introduction to innovative procurements, diving in to the procurement cases and discussion.


Case 1 –focus on identifying challenges

Case 2 –focus on defining the market situation

Case 3 – in focus the choice of procurement method

Case 4 – focus on risk management and sharing

Case 5 – in focus the effects of the procurement on the operating environment and the markets


The training is held by Valonia and the Procurement Services at the city of Turku. Speakers:


Riikka Leskinen – Director at Valonia

Anni Lahtela – Development Specialist at Valonia

Hedy Meinander – Project coordinator at the Procurement Services – City of Turku


As a commentator, Ville Valovirta, senior scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, will be joining the session.


By the 22.3.2024 via the following link: Innovatiivisten hankintojen koulutus – Valonia


  • Estonia

Date and Venue:

April 3rd at 13:00-16:00, at  VSpa, Finland hall, Riia 2, Tartu and online via Teams


  • Dutch Public Procurement and steps of needs assessment
  • Preliminary market consultation
  • Competitive procedure with negotiation



Tartu City Government, CIVITTA and Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Speakers: 

  • Henk Jan Siersema from PIANOo, who will present “Present on Dutch Public Procurement and steps of needs assessment”
  • Rahel Klaas from CIVITTA Estonia, “Pre-procurement technical dialogue”
  • Jaanus Tamm from Tartu City Government, “Competitive procedure with negotiation”



By the 27th March via the following link:


  • The Netherlands:

Date and Venue:

April 12th at 09:00-12:00, at the Timmerhuis (Crescent Passage 1) in Rotterdam, Room 5.023


Various innovative procurement procedures will be explained by showcasing practical examples of successful cases in the Dutch Procurement landscape.


Leyla Bozkurt (lawyer in procurement law) and Godard Croon (trainer in circular procurement)


Register by the 5th April via this email addresss: . Limited number of places available, register as soon as possible!


  • Slovakia

Date and Venue:

April 8th and 9th, during the Energetický manažment 2024 Conference at the  BELLEVUE Grand Hotel, Horný Smokovec


  • Key challenges in Innovation Procurement
  • Innovative solutions and methods to boost PPI
  • Empathy Map Tool and PPI
  • Successful cases in the Slovak landscape



Juraj Revicky, CCO of Tatra Tender s.r.o. and member of the Board – Slovak Association of Energy Services Providers.


By the 2nd April by filling this Application form and sending it to Find more information on the Conference here. 


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your expertise in innovative procurement. Register now and be part of BUILD’s transformative journey in public procurement!

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We look forward to enhancing Innovation Procurement together!

* What is Public Procurement of Innovation?

Innovative procurement involves acquiring new products or services using novel procurement methods. It may include piloting or developing entirely new solutions to challenges at hand, enhancing the productivity, effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of public services, while simultaneously accelerating the development and competitiveness of businesses.


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