KEINO change agents
KEINO change agents (KEINO-muutosagentti in Finnish) act as the local contact point for the competence centre, bringing KEINO's activities and support closer to public procurers locally. The work of KEINO change agents is funded by KEINO and their tasks are to:
1. provide information for the Competence center about the situation in the region and the needs of public procuring entities
2. advise and support procuring entities in accordance with the activities of KEINO
3. build networks between procuring entities, experts and companies
4. activate procuring entities to participate in KEINO’s activities and buyer groups
The first KEINO change agents for were recruited in December 2018 in three provinces. The activities expanded to cover 15 provinces in the following years (see map on the right. The greener the area, the longer the area has had change agent activity).
The funding for change agent activities ends at the end of 2020. Change agent activities will be continued in the spring of 2021 and a new grant application will be announced at the beginning of 2021.