Stephan Corvers

owner and managing director of Corvers Procurement Services

Stephan Corvers has over 25 years of experience in the field of European Procurement. He obtained his Master’s degree in Commercial and company law in 1990 at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. He was co-founder and vice-chairman of the NVvA (Dutch Association for procurement and law) and since 1998 member of the advisory board of the NvvA.

He is the founder, owner and managing director of Corvers Procurement Services, based in the Netherlands and Greece - and author of multiple publications. Corvers is a private company operating in the field of European Procurement existing since 2000. Corvers is the contractor for the EAFIP-initiative of DG CONNECT (www.eafip.eu). Corvers has been involved in a wide range of procurement projects, relating to e.g., new markets, new products or services, new distribution channels, and new technology. One of these projects is the EUIPA awarded PCP-PPI procurement project of Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg (WBL).

Since 2022, Stephan has been involved as expert to the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) and advices several innovation procurement projects at EU level, including the EAFIP initiative, PREVENT CSA and PREVENT PCP, Procure4Health, PROTECT and IMPRESS PCP.

All Sessions by Stephan Corvers

15:30 - 16:30
Grand Hall

Innovation - Friendly Ecosystem: Potential and Key Ingredients

Discussion will address main components and success factors in building innovation ecosystems: 1) the role of government (national and local level) and policy making with specific reflections on smart specialization strategies; 2) importance of developing and supporting R&D and in particular fostering entrepreneurial mindset and technology transfer modalities; 3) start up support organizations and their tailored services to fit context and local ecosystem needs; 4) nurturing start up communities and culture including collaboration with multinational corporations through open innovations as a key innovation engine.

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