CAIUS Seminar: Public procurement for innovation and preparedness

The HUMLOG Institute organised a seminar on November 17, 2016 on the topic Public procurement for innovation and preparedness as part of the project Cascading Innovation Upstream the Supply Chain (CAIUS).

The HUMLOG Institute is organising a seminar on the topic "Public procurement for innovation and preparedness".

The seminar is part of the project Cascading Innovation Upstream the Supply Chain through Procurement Processes (CAIUS), which focuses on public procurement for innovation, and its impact on preparedness, in the health care, energy and water services sectors in Finland.

The full-day seminar takes place at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki on Thursday, 17th November 2016. The seminar will be in English.

Agenda

08:30 – 09:30 Arrival, registration and coffee

09:30 – 12:30 Session I

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome                               

  • Timo Korkeamäki, Pentti Professor of Finance and Dean of Research, Hanken School of Economics
  • Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken School of Economics

09:45 – 10:00 Project and seminar overview

10:00 – 10:15 Description of sectors and supply networks

10:15 – 10:30 Challenges of Public procurement for innovation

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15 Challenges of Public procurement for innovation, continued

11:15 – 12:00 Break out sessions – sectoral discussions
Facilitators: 

  • Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs 
  • Ira Haavisto, Director, HUMLOG Institute
  • Kaisa Hernberg, Development Director, Climate Leadership Council

12:00 – 12:30 Summaries from break out sessions, and group discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Session II

13:30 – 14:50 Plenary session with audience interaction on the topic "Where do we go from here: recommendations and solutions"
Panel members from Climate Leadership Council, HUMLOG Institute, Finnish Procurement Lawyers Attorneys Ltd.

14:50 – 15:00 Closing of the seminar

15:00 – Cocktails

The seminar is in English.

Material from the seminar

file type icon challenges_when_procuring_for_innovation_and_preparedness.pdf

Registration

Please register to the event by Friday 11th of November through the online registration form.

For inquiries, contact caius@hanken.fi, +358 40 352 1461.

jaes.jpgThe project has been funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and carried out in cooperation with the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA).

About the speakers

Timo Korkeamäki, Hanken
Timo Korkeamäki is the Pentti Professor of Finance and Dean of Research at Hanken School of Economics.

Gyöngyi Kovács, Hanken School of Economics
Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at Hanken School of Economics, and the principal investigator of the project Cascading Innovation Upstream the Supply Chain through Procurement Processes (CAIUS). 

Kaisa Hernberg, Development Director, Climate Leadership Council
Kaisa Hernberg works to harness business to mitigate climate change and environmental damage. She works with large companies, research organizations and international NGOs at Climate Leadership Council and makes angel investments to cleantech startups helping them develop their business and take their solutions to market.                                                                                                              

Mika Aaltola, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Mika Aaltola is Programme Director of the Global Security research Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. 

Ira Haavisto, HUMLOG Institute
Ira Haavisto is the director of the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics. The aim of the HUMLOG Institute is to research the area of humanitarian logistics in disaster preparedness, response and recovery with the intention of influencing future activities in a way that will provide measurable benefits to persons requiring assistance.

Marita Iskala (nee Tapola), Finnish Procurement Lawyers Attorneys Ltd.
Attorney, Partner, M.Sc. Marita Iskala has extensive experience in advising governmental authorities and tendering companies in all aspects of public procurement. The Finnish Procurement Lawyers Attorneys Ltd. serves domestic and foreign corporate clients as well as governmental entities in public procurement procedures and all key areas of Finnish business law.