Innovation procurement to boost Regions in post COVID Recovery

DATE: 12 January, 2021

LOCATION: Online Webinar

START TIME: 2:30 pm END TIME: 4:00 pm

Challenging Procurement Series

In this regional growth and innovation procurement webinar, Academic and Regional leaders discuss the role of innovation procurement in regional growth, their current initiatives, and the potential for these approaches to strengthen economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

What innovation procurement approaches have demonstrated impact? What are the key lessons that could help embed these practices within other UK regions? What policies and skills will boost innovation in the post-COVID-19 economy?

Join this webinar to hear from our expert panel.



Presentations from speakers


Panel discussion & questions from audience


Webinar ends


Peter Schofield

Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement

Manchester City Council

Elvira Uyarra

Reader in Innovation Policy and Strategy

Alliance Manchester Business School

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argilés

Chair in Regional Economic Development,

University of Birmingham & City-REDI Institute

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