Legal Insights Workshop: Navigating Innovation Procurement Regulations

In today’s fast-paced business world, the demand for innovation is greater than ever. Small and medium-sized enterprises are at the forefront of this innovation, often bringing fresh ideas and agile solutions to market challenges. However, for SMEs to fully harness their potential in innovation procurement, they must navigate the complex legal landscapes governing the public procurement process.

The upcoming “Legal Insights Workshop: Navigating Innovation Procurement Regulations” aims to shed light on this intricate terrain and empower SMEs with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive.

Led by experts in the field, this workshop will provide practical insights into how innovation procurement regulations work in practice, particularly concerning pre-market engagement and tendering processes, in order for SMEs to be able to position themselves strategically to leverage opportunities and drive innovation forward.

One key aspect to be explored is why SMEs should actively participate in public procurement processes. Beyond the obvious benefits of securing contracts and revenue streams, SMEs stand to gain valuable exposure, credibility, and networking opportunities. Moreover, engaging in public procurement can serve as a gateway to scaling their innovations and accessing new markets.

During the workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various procurement instruments available to public authorities and SMEs. From competitive tendering to innovation partnerships, each instrument presents unique opportunities and challenges. Real-life examples will be shared to illustrate how these instruments are applied in practice, offering valuable insights for SMEs navigating the procurement landscape.

Crucially, the workshop will highlight the role of SMEs in influencing innovation during the tendering process. The workshop will highlight how SMEs can shape procurement outcomes and foster collaboration between the public and private sectors by actively engaging with public authorities and demonstrating the value of their innovations.

As part of the session, attendees will learn where to find additional information and resources on innovation procurement regulations. The PROCEDIN Resources Banks and e-Learning modules will be introduced as valuable repositories of knowledge and guidance for SMEs embarking on their procurement journey.

The workshop will culminate in an interactive Q&A session, providing participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers and address any lingering questions or concerns.

In case you want to be part of a vibrant community that leverages purchasing and supply chain management to make a tangible difference in society, PROCEDIN invites you to join the Procurement of Innovation Community.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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