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Issue 70, 17h July 2019
This Week's Highlight


Impacts of EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurements

Want to know what are the impacts achieved by pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) funded by the EU's research and innovation program? New data from a survey of all the completed PCPs that were funded by Framework Program 7 shows now also longer term impacts on the commercialization success rate of companies and the modernization of public services. Check out also how the impacts of the EU funded PCPs compare to those of PCPs implemented at national level or to those of other procurement approaches, such as the innovation partnership procedure.

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Top 10 supply chain universities and degree programs

With the demand for supply chain reportedly at an all-time high, the pressure to find and develop supply chain professionals of the future continues to increase. Here are the leading Supply Chain management and logistics degrees, ranked by eduniversal.
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Reverse auctions on the rise among younger procurement professionals

The use of reverse auctions, in which potential suppliers attempt to underbid each other to win a contract, are on the rise, according to a report from Scout RFP, a digital sourcing and reverse auctions solutions platform, emailed to Supply Chain Dive. A Purchasing’s 2003 Annual Benchmark E-Sourcing Survey, referenced in the document, showed 15% of respondents reported using reverse auctions.
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Tendering and evaluation of lighting systems with the Premium Light Pro evaluation matrix

Premium Light Pro is funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020, and focusses on the implementation of next-level energy efficient LED lighting systems (indoor & outdoor lighting) in the private and public service sector. 
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142M of EU funding available for innovation procurements

Check out the topics, budgets and call deadlines for the upcoming 142 million EURO of EU funding for innovation procurements in the 2018-2019 Horizon 2020 programme. Funding opportunities are foreseen for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: health, security, energy, transport, satellite and research infrastructures.
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