Interview with Susanne Kurz, Deputy Head of KOINNO
KOINNO is the Competence Centre for Innovative Procurement (KOINNO) in Germany and as such it supports public procurers and policy makers at all federal levels. Susanne Kurz, Deputy Head of KOINNO recently gave an interview in which she underlined the role of competence centres for successful innovation procurement.
In the interview, Kurz outlines the main benefits of enhancing innovation procurement at all levels of governement. Public authorities can increase effectiveness of public budgets, improve public services, increase competitiveness of SMEs, and increase the amount of innovative and sustainable orientated products and services in total volume of public procurement.
KOINNO offers a variety of services that help public authorities to modernise their procurement and purchase innovative products, services and works. Public procurers can receive training and in-house consulting free of charge.
KOINNO and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability are partners in the Procure2Innovate project that seeks to establish and expand competence centres for innovation procurement across Europe to promote the uptake of innovation procurement.
Read the full interview here.