Xunta de Galicia shares its experience in Public Procurement of Innovation in Brazil with experts from 17 nationalities

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), November 16, 2022.- The director of Axencia Galega de Innovación (Gain), Patricia Argerey, accompanied by the technical secretary general of Consellería de Sanidade, Alberto Fuentes Losada, participated this morning in the institutional opening of the IV Ibero-American Forum on Public Procurement of Innovation (CPI) and Open Innovation that is being held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) until Friday and which brings together more than 300 attendees from 17 nationalities.

In his speech, Argerey highlighted the importance of this event to value the role that Public Administrations play in promoting innovation, through incentives such as the Public Purchase of Innovation, and underlined the example of Galicia as a benchmark at Spain and Europe in the use of this instrument of public contracting.

Argerey reiterated the Galician executive’s commitment to this tool and pointed out that proof of this is the extensive representation of Galicia in this Forum, in which representatives of the General Legal Department of the Xunta de Galicia, the Galician Health Service (SERGAS), the the University of Santiago de Compostela and the company Bahía Software. The technical general secretary of the Consellería de Sanidade, Alberto Fuentes Losada, discussed the keys to making a good purchase in the field of innovation, highlighting the importance of perfectly defining each of its phases. In addition, he also pointed out the different plans that has already developed in this area, such as the H2050 Plan for health innovation, Innovasaude; Code 100 and the current Innovatrail.