Innovation Policy and Practice – Public Sector as Customers of Innovative Services and Goods

06 July 2021

You are invited to attend the next Innovation Policy and Practice Event ‘Public Sector as Customers of Innovative Services and Goods’.

About this event

The Public Sector increasingly needs to access innovative and emerging products and services to successfully meet the growing demands on services. This potentially creates a huge potential market for innovative business, however, understanding requirements and accessing public sector contracts can been challenging, particularly for small businesses. This session will consider routes that are already being deployed and approaches the West Midlands could take to help public services to adopt innovative procurement practices and for businesses to understand what is required of them, in order that they can access public sector market opportunities.


Dr. Oliver Kirsch, Technology Lead, Connected Places Catapult


Kevin O’Malley, SBRI Lead, Innovate UK

Speaker from CivTech (tbc)

Katharine Fuller, Head of Innovation, Bruntwood-SciTech

Dr Steve Harding, Consultant with Birmingham City Council