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ENISA: Procurement Guidelines for Cybersecurity in Hospitals

To facilitate the use of the Procurement Guidelines for Cybersecurity in Hospitals published in 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) releases an online tool today to support the healthcare sector in identifying procurement good practices to meet cybersecurity objectives when procuring products or services.

Concordia Women’s awards for Research

The awards are established to celebrate women in cybersecurity and they aim to recognize outstanding women working in cybersecurity and privacy. The prizes intend to encourage young females to continue pursuing their careers in cybersecurity and also praise prominent women for their outstanding contributions and achievements. The first category of the awards is the research category and it will take place between 23 April 2021 and 18 June 2021.

Open Call for the IN-4-AHA Living lab testing scheme

The EU-funded IN-4-AHA project will enhance the uptake of digital innovations in active and healthy ageing. The objective of this open call is to facilitate the scalability of innovative solutions in active and healthy ageing across the EU.

WiFi4EU to have a new home in HaDEA

As of 1 April 2021, the new European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) will take over the implementation of the WiFi4EU programme from the current Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

Apply for the 2021 Procura+ Innovation procurement of the year award

Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 30 April 2021. There is also a specific award category for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Procure2Innovate that is setting up a European network of national competence centres around Europe.

Updated procedural recommendation for electronic communications markets

The Commission has adopted a revised version of the Commission Recommendation on the form, content, time-limits and level of detail to be given in notifications under the procedures set in Article 32 of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code.

Final report available - Benchmarking of innovation procurement investments and policy frameworks across Europe

Want to know how much the public sector in your country invests in adopting innovations and in which sectors they invest most (health, ICT..)? Keen to find out if your country has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for innovation procurement? Check out the results of the EU wide benchmarking of national policy frameworks and investments on innovation procurement across Europe. Now available: Final report, executive summary, country profiles of all 30 benchmarked countries as well as presentations and video of the final workshop that presented the results.