PPI Award is open for publication
Following the success of the inaugural edition, public procurers who have worked with the private sector to purchase innovative, more effective and efficient products or services are invited to apply for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award 2015.
The award is open to applicants from national, regional and local public authorities, while nominees for the 2014 PPI Award can apply using a new or improved tender.
In addition to media attention, the winning candidate will be presented with a trophy and the title of "European innovation procurement of the year" at a prestigious ceremony attended by high-level representatives of the European Commission.
To take part, prospective applicants should fill in the application form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are accepted until 27 March 2015.
Last years winner
Dutch hospital Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam overcame competition from five other finalists to be awarded the first ever PPI Award in September 2014. The hospital impressed the jury (comprised of respected professionals in the field) with its innovative robotic bed washing facility, which used high precision cleaning robots to disinfect hospital beds in a conveyor belt format. The award was presented by the European Commission's Bonifacio Garcia Porras.