Vassilis Tsanidis is policy officer at the 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, namelyPre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI). In this function he has been involved in the development of policies that promote, support and mainstream Innovation Procurement as an instrument that helps public sector modernize its services with innovative or breakthrough solutions,creating at the same time market opportunities for innovative businesses in Europe. He is also involved in the management of EU funded Innovation Procurement related programs and projects. He is lawyer that holds a PhDand a Master's Degreein European Business Law.