Malcolm Harbour is a seasoned agitator for innovation in procurement and the procurement of innovation. A former MEP and Chairman of the Parliament’s Internal Market Committee, he has a detailed knowledge of UK and EU legislation on procurement and related standards. He Chaired a Taskforce for UK Local Government on Innovation Procurement that produced a widely read report. In 2019 he became an Associate of Connected Places Catapult with an expert steering role in the ‘Challenging Procurement” programme. He was lead author for 2 CPC reports published in 2020 and contributes to the regular Webinar Programme. He initiated a joint Procurement Research Programme with CPC, the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester, to be launched shortly.