Interactive workshop I Public procurement of resource-efficient, circular, and sustainable solutions: challenges and findings.

17 maj 2021 13:00 – 15:00 Zoom

Want to know how to integrate the circular economy into your procurement projects? Join this public workshop designed for procurers and suppliers to explore how to overcome challenges of functional procurement and succeed in establishing circularity.

Functional procurement can help organizations infuse the circular economy into their way of working as they buy circular solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future.

On 17 May, House of Innovation and Misum at the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Örebro, and University of Linköping will co-host an interactive workshop on functional procurement and the circular economy.

The workshop will center on the struggles of functional procurement and aims to answer questions of circularity, innovation, and strategy. Workshop facilitators will map the key challenges of circular public procurement and demonstrate process redesign practice across four pillars: 1) structure and culture of the public organization, 2) business models and business structure, 3) public-private communication and collaboration, and 4) legal challenges and interpretation of the legal system.

The program includes a background on the circular economy, circular business models and circular procurement, as well as discussion groups on different topics, including the challenges of functional procurement. We will close with findings and key take-aways about functional procurement and circularity.