PPI4MED in Italy: how to solve society's needs through science, technology and Innovation organized in Rome


The representatives from the Italian National Research Centre (CNR) under PPI4MED project took part in the event on “Procurement of Innovation: an opportunity for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises and starts up”, organized by TECNOPOLO ROMA and INNOVA on 16 November 2021with the support of EU funded projects B-hub for Europe, and Procure2Innovate and in collaboration with the Italian CONSIP and AGID.

The workshop aimed at analysing instruments and conditions for the procurement of innovation. In a society in continuous effervescence, the work and collaboration between public and private entities and research centres is a positive point to help with the great challenges.

In this sense, innovative products and solutions that can be satisfied with emerging and advanced technological solutions are essential for the Public Administration. This concept was underlined by all the speakers, by Antonella Vulcano – Innova, Project Manager of B-hub for Europe; Lidia Capparelli – CONSIP, Lead Manager of the Procure2Innovate EU project; Guglielmo de Gennaro – AgID Service for innovation and procurement

The meeting highlighted the use of innovation procurement sharing common features and main differences among the EU funded projects above mentioned and analysing instruments for Innovative procurement. Useful information was provided to SMEs and to university representatives participating in the workshop.