|European Commission||DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology||Belgium|
Vassilis Tsanidis is policy officer at the Digital Innovation and Blockchain Unit of the Digital Single Market Directorate, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT), European Commission. The Unit elaborates initiatives to support digital innovation and growth across European policies and programmes. His dossier is Innovation Procurement, namely Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI). In this function he has been involved in the development of policies that are promoting, supporting and mainstreaming Innovation Procurement as an instrument that helps the modernization of public services with innovative or breakthrough solutions. He is also involved in the management of EU funded Innovation Procurement related programs and projects. He is lawyer that holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in European Business Law.