A team from CTA (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía) attended yesterday and today a mission of the European P5 Innobroker project to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). There, it was held a consortium meeting and a series of meetings with local entities related to innovation, as well as an event on the opportunities posed by the Public Procurement of Innovation (CPI) in decarbonization.
The assistants from CTA were the technical manager of the Building and Civil Works sector and expert in Public Procurement, Carlos García; the technical manager of the Energy and Environment sector, Germán López; and the innovation consultant Rafael Castillo.
The partners of the P5 Innobroker project met with representatives of the Center for Research and Development of the University of Sarajevo, the Institute of Genetics for Agriculture and Pharma and the Mozaik Foundation to identify opportunities for collaboration and support for the promotion of the Public Procurement of Innovation.
Public Procurement applied to decarbonisation
The technical managers of CTA Germán López and Carlos García participated in an event organized by the Sarajevo Regional Economic Development Agency (SERDA) and the P5 Innobroker project on Decarbonization and energy audits of HVAC systems.
Specifically, Germán López, an expert in energy efficiency and decarbonisation processes, gave a conference on the “Current approach of the EU in energy strategies and decarbonisation directives: challenges and opportunities”.
For his part, Carlos García participated in a panel on Public Procurement of Innovation for decarbonization together with Samira Boussetta, Policy Officer of the General Directorate GROW of the European Commission, and several representatives of local entities.
In addition, there was a pitching session to put local SMEs and public buyers in contact with each other in order to match technological supply and demand in this field.
About P5 Innobroker, a strategic project to promote the Public Procurement of Innovation
The European project P5 Innobroker aims at promoting the Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) in the countries of southern Europe. CTA leads this initiative, co-financed by the COSME program of the European Union (EU), in which five other European entities also participate: the Ea Ecoentreprises cluster (France), the Hellas Technological Center of Thessaloniki (Greece), the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia, the Regional Development Agency of Larnaca and Famagusta (Cyprus) and the Regional Development Agency of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The Public Procurement of Innovation is a tool to promote innovation from the public sector through the acquisition of innovative solutions or those in the development phase. P5 Innobroker is a strategic project for the European Commission, which thus aims to promote the launch and execution of initiatives for the Public Procurement of Innovation due to its revitalizing effect on the business fabric and the modernization of Public Administrations.