Workshop: Projects under the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme in support of the New European Innovation Agenda

The BUILD project team is excited to participate in the workshop organised by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) under the New European Innovation Agenda (NEIA). We are honoured to present our initiative on the “Building capacities for innovation procurement for cities” together with 24 other EU funded projects focusing on innovation. 

The hybrid event takes place on 26 January 2023, at 10.00 am and will be joint also by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Ms Mariya Gabriel.

Participants are welcome to join also online with the web-streaming link:

BUILD initiative to contribute to NEIA´s goals

The BUILD project is ready to contribute to NEIA, especially through the provision of advisory services to innovation procurement specialists. This will be done by engaging innovation procurers, i.e.  providing trainings for public buyers on different topics in the area of innovation procurement, as well as staff exchanges to stimulate mutual learning. Advisory services will be provided also with updating training materials for procurers.

The example of more specific activities that aligns greatly with the NEIA’s goals, the BUILD project will organise:

  • series of 4 workshops in Finland and Estonia for buyers and suppliers to identify what are the challenges in the cities (March-April 2023);
  • several trainings for public buyers (November 2023 – March 2024);
  • 4 international short-term staff exchanges (involving staff from Valonia, Turku, Tartu City and Rotterdam) between public procurers (March – June 2024);
  • PPI “simulations” & consolidated training approach and updated training material for procurers (June – August 2024).

New European Innovation Agenda

The New European Innovation Agenda (NEIA) was adopted in July 2022 with the goal to help position Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. It will help Europe to develop new technologies to address the most pressing societal challenges, and to bring them on the market.

It is designed to position Europe as a leading player on the global innovation scene. Building on the substantive work that have been done already to foster innovation in the EU, the NEIA aims to accelerate the development and scaling up of innovation across the Union.

More about the NEIA:

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