Sustainable Habitat Cluster participates in the Public Procurement of Innovation Action Group managed by IMPIC and ANI

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The strategic use of innovation purchases can help to face societal and global challenges, being a tool to modernize the public sector and accelerate the time of the market introduction for innovations. Thus, it can be an important instrument in the service of economic recovery.

A scenario that the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) intends to promote, with a commitment to contribute to boost public procurement of innovation in sectors of strategic interest, within the scope of the 2018-2030 Technological and Business Innovation Strategy. In this sense, the Agency formalized, in 2018, a collaboration protocol with IMPIC - Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate and Construction. Supporting the joint work of the two entities are the activities carried out within the framework of Interreg Europe iBuy and Procurement2Innovate (Horizon 2020), two ongoing international projects coordinated at a national level by ANI, with close monitoring by IMPIC. The public procurement of innovation aims to center the demand and supply, but, at the same time, be an important instrument for inducing innovation and R&D activities, both in companies and in public entities that purchase products and services.

The Sustainable Habitat Cluster is one of the invited entities that has actively participated, since the beginning, in the action group on public innovation purchases organized by IMPIC and ANI.

On July 16th, ANI's Innovation Talk took place, a webinar open to the public, where this theme was discussed. The session was moderated by Luís Ferreira, from ANI, and included contributions from Fernando Batista, from IMPIC, and Victor Ferreira, President of the Sustainable Habitat Cluster.

You can watch the session HERE.