What does innovative procurement mean?
What are the public procurement procedures followed in Germany?
What are the criteria for your product/service to be selected by governments in Europe? 
How can you get funding to help with your tender bid?

Are you an innovative SME or start-up looking for answers to the above questions? If so, then join Santander's panel discussion to hear from industry experts and understand how the legal framework, funding, and procurement policies work in Germany and turn all complexities into a competitive advantage for your company.

The webinar will be run as a panel discussion, with our supporting providers covering smart city opportunities, the innovation procurement process and selection criteria, and public funding for innovative projects. This will include addressing the UK Innovate guarantee for R&D Funding under Horizon Europe.

During the event, you’ll have the chance to hear from a number of in-market experts, including:

  • Joe Appleton, Editorial Director and Media Relations Specialist for bee smart city. Bee smart city is a specialised digital software and consulting company dedicated to empowering municipalities to manage the transformation of smart and sustainable cities and regions. With more than 14,000 members from 170 countries, bee smart city operates the largest free smart city online network and community.
  • Laura Detels, Strategic Business Development and Government Relations Expert at GovMarket. GovMarket is a pioneering company specialising in governmental procurement solutions, aiming to foster transparent and efficient public administration by connecting government agencies with a diverse network of suppliers.
  • Olaf-Gerd Gemein, Co-founder of Impact Funding Europe. Olaf-Gerd has 35 years of experience in both public and private sector projects and is the co-founder of Impact Funding Europe, the specialised funding agency for green energy, digitisation, agriculture, and mobility projects.

While the event is open to all innovative SMEs and start-ups, it will be most valuable to those operating in the following categories:

  • Manufacturing.
  • Mobility.
  • Green energy.
  • IT.
  • Innovation.
  • Sustainability.
  • Built environment.

Join us

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To register for this event, please click the book now button, for new subscribers, register your details and a member of the Santander team will activate your free Santander Navigator subscription and register you for this event. For further information about this event, please contact Konstantina Kotta.

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