International working session
November 26, 2019
Last November 26th, a technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations , to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED.
A number of experts in the field contributed by their participation in order to discuss the concept, methodologies and resources to understand the necessities of Innovation of the demanding public institutions and match them with the capabilities of the companies. The workshop was successful, with attendance of a relevant number of SME’s and RTO’s representatives, interested in this new mechanisms of funding innovation.
January 18, 2018
The international working session held on January 18 and organized by Prominent MED partner CSTB, marked the launch of the MED PPI Network. The MED PPI Network aims to bring together all stakeholders in the acquisition of innovation, including local authorities, public bodies, SMEs, experts and educational entities.
The objective is to promote understanding and greater capacity of entities, build partnerships and support greater use of pro-innovation approaches in the context of public policies. The international working session provided an opportunity for sharing of experience in the acquisition of innovation in the context of this network.
May 7, 2017
Hosted by IrRADIARE, an international working session was organized on July 7th 2017 in Lisbon - Portugal. After two interesting and fruitfull international working sessions, the Prominent MED partners got back together to work actively in a working session on the 6th of july and a steering committee session to work on the identification and benchmarking demand and innovation procurement selection on the 7th.
On the 7th of july, a study visit to the Showroom of Lisbon’s Smart Cities’ project, Sharing Cities also took place. On this visit, it was possible to share innovative approaches and ideas on how to implement sustainable and energy efficient technologies either at technical and financial level. The visit was led by Nuno Xavier, Coordinator of the Sharing Cities project, in Lisbon.