The public procurement sector is traditionally characterized by a lack of innovative policies and procedures or of interaction between public authorities and enterprises. Annually, the amount corresponding to 14% of European GDP is spent on public procurement in Europe; with greater use of Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI), it would be possible to boost growth and investment in research and development, creating jobs in the territories.
According to the European Commission, the PPI has a crucial role as a strategic instrument to facilitate the transition to a more innovative, more environmentally friendly and more socially inclusive economy while seeking the development and innovation of territories.
The PPI GO project (The innovative Vocational Education and Training Curriculum for the Public Procurement of Innovation Manager) aims to create a professional profile specialized in Public Procurement for Innovation: PPI Manager.
On the one hand, this position would have the capacity to support public authorities in the implementation of Public Contracts for Innovation. On the other hand, it would support small and medium-sized enterprises and innovative start-ups to participate in PPI and to properly exploit their full potential.
The project consortium has organizations from Italy, Switzerland, Greece, France and Portugal and will improve and disseminate knowledge about PPI through the development of a innovative training course, a set of digital and innovative tools for PPI managers and a permanent course with open educational resources, so that all parties involved can contribute to the development of their local innovation ecosystems.
Training course for
PPI Massive Open Online
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Project number: 2021-1-IT01-KA220-VET-000033106