Challenging Procurement Series: Innovation procurement to solve global challenges

DATE: 22 October, 2020


START TIME: 2:30 pm END TIME: 3:30 pm

Join the first webinar in this series and hear from our expert panel

Governments around the world are recognising the importance and power of public procurement to address global challenges, connecting the needs of place with innovative suppliers. What innovation procurement approaches have demonstrated impact? What policies and skills will boost innovation? How can places embed these practices within their procurement approaches? Join the webinar to hear from our expert panel.

About the Challenging Procurement webinar series

This Connected Places Catapult programme showcases the potential of public procurement to deliver innovative products and services, while engaging ground-breaking suppliers, especially SMEs. This monthly webinar series will provide a forum to discuss best practice across innovation procurement and will be ideal for place leaders, procurement professionals, commissioners and innovators in local services. The series will also include quarterly roundtable sessions to provide an avenue for exciting innovators to engage and share their experiences.


André Tortato Rauen

Director of Innovation Studies at the Brazilian

Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Kevin O’Malley

Innovation Lead/ SBRI Lead Customer, Clean Growth & Infrastructure

Innovate UK

Salla Koivusalo

Leading Sustainable Development Adviser


Chair: Dr Oliver Kirsch

Senior Technology Strategy Analyst

Connected Places Catapult



Presentations from speakers


Panel discussion & questions from audience


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