What is PIR?
Procurement teams have the need for objective support in identifying and assessing emerging solutions to cut through the noise and stay ahead of the curve amid a rapidly changing competitive landscape.
PIR brings together a cohort of procurement professionals looking for innovative solutions and provides a platform to make assessments on who will be the partners of the future from a curated list of Innovators and start-ups.
Interested in pitching your solution at our next Roundtable? It's free to apply!
The Procurement Innovation Roundtable represents an inaugural class of the nation’s most innovative procurement leaders from F500 companies. We launched our first PIR Roundtable in 2022 with great success both in EMEA and the US. Submit your application to be considered for our next Roundtable.
Executive level engagement in our innovation process and participation in our Spring & Fall Roundtables
Commitment to explore at least one new solution each year through our matchmaking process
Willingness to share results and learn from recent implementations with the group
How it Works
The first step in the process is to carefully vet and curate a list of innovative solutions that meet our PIR Member priorities. To do this, we solicit “Innovator” submissions twice per year in anticipation of our Fall and Spring Roundtables. Incoming innovators are invited to share key details related to their solution, stage and ability to deploy to an PIR Member.
PIR Members are organized into specific Cohorts. These carefully crafted peer groups meet twice per year (Spring and Fall) to collaborate and hear from voted-in innovators in a “shark-tank” style presentation format.
Matchmaking is a key part of the PIR process. A “match” is a member-initiated relationship with an innovator. It is an invitation to continue the conversation about how a specific solution could fit with a specific employer. Following a match request, the PIR team will send a warm introduction connecting leadership on both sides.
PIR Members share learnings, reference checks, and questions to accelerate high value emerging solutions.