Ann Fournier
Ann Fournier Chief Innovative Procurement Squad Digipolis Antwerpen, Belgium

Biography

Ann Fournier is Chief Innovative Procurement Squad at Digipolis. In recent years she developed new visions on the procurement of innovation. She is the architect and change manager in the Antwerp Buy from Startups project, a customized innovative procurement process for the procurement of IT solutions. By the Belgian federal government the Digipolis Buy from Startups innovative IT procurement strategy has been acknowledged as a shining example.

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Save to calendar 21-11-2019 13:45 21-11-2019 15:45 Europe/Madrid Financing Strategies: Investing in Inclusive Economic Development

More and more cities across the world are exploring ways to upgrade infrastructure with smart technologies. Yet paying for these projects presents a significant challenge. Accordingly, governments need to seek creative funding solutions such as forming partnerships, procuring products and services, or even crowdfunding schemes. What are the advantages of each option? How can local authorities choose the most fitting strategies?

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