Workshop 20

How Northern Ireland is creating better conditions for SMEs through PCP

Theme 4
Wednesday 25 September 9:45-10:30
Room: Nortvegia

The use of pre-commercial procurement (PCP) in Northern Ireland will be showcased during this workshop, looking in particular at how it is facilitating the development of innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector and leading to better public services.

Participants can expect to learn how PCP is generating new business opportunities and a route to market for SMEs, how it is bridging the seed-funding gap experienced in many early stage companies, and how SMEs can create and retain intellectual property that will commercialized to deliver business growth.

This will be followed by a demonstration by Julie-Ann Walkden on how PCP is facilitating the development of innovative solutions that address challenges faced by the Northern Ireland healthcare sector and how it is has benefited SMEs bringing products to market. Dr. Brendan Crossey (CEO of Healthcare Analytics), will further discuss experiences of using the PCP process and how collaborations with stakeholders and the public sector helped develop and deliver innovative solutions.

Speakers:

  • Elaine Colgan (Project Administrator, Department Of Health NI)
  • Julie Ann Walkden (SBRI Executive, Business Services Organisation)
  • Dr. Brendan Crossey (CEO of Healthcare Analytics)

Elaine Colgan

Elaine Colgan

Julie-Ann Walkden

Julie-Ann Walkden

Dr. Brendan Crossey

Dr. Brendan Crossey