This webinar, entitled “Innovation Procurement in Action”, focused on how innovation procurement operates on the ground and looked at the Forward Commitment Procurement methodology as a practical and proven tool to deliver better outcomes for hospitals and patients. The webinar was moderated by Senior Consultant and EcoQUIP+ Coordinator Hayley Welsh and was delivered by Gaynor Whyles, director at JERA Consulting, EcoQUIP+ consortium member and expert practitioner, who used practical case studies to show the effectiveness of innovation procurement.
The COVID-19 crisis highlights to us how innovation is driven by necessity. The innovation procurement process translates the need into a credible demand to which suppliers can respond and deliver innovative solutions. Innovation procurement, therefore, plays a key role in provoking and enabling demand-led supplier innovation in a timely and resource-efficient way. It is an effective means to bridge the gap between the customer’s willingness to buy a viable and affordable solution, and the supplier’s preparedness to invest in innovative solutions to meet their demand.
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On 6th August 2020, the third webinar on "Stakeholder Engagement in Innovation Procurement", will be held at 13:00 (CEST). Sign up here if you would like to join.
More details on the webinar series can be found here.