Professor Martin Trybus has been involved in consultancy projects for the Austrian, British, Dutch, Hungarian, and French governments, the European Defence Agency, the European Commission, the European Space Agency, OECD/SIGMA and the OECD. These projects concerned public procurement regulation, in particular public procurement reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the legal aspects of the European armaments market, including in 2007 the translation of the French procurement code into English. In 2008 and 2016 he gave evidence to the European Parliament on the ‘defence package’ of armaments related Directives. Apart from Birmingham he teaches regularly at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation in Turin and the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht. 2010-2016 Professor Trybus served the maximum two terms on the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency in Paris. For 2014-16 he was also appointed Senior Research Fellow of the think tank RAND Europe and in 2015-2019 served on the jury of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) Thesis Prize. He is also serving on the jury of the International Procurement Award Thesis Prize and the Academic Advisory Board of the German Procurement Association Forum Vergabe.
Professor Trybus is the Director of the Institute of European Law, organising, inter alia, The Future of European Law and Policy conference series since 2008. He is a member of the Public Contracts in Legal Globalisation Network, the Procurement Law Academic Network (PLAN), and the European Procurement Law Group. He served on the Peer Review Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and also reviews research funding applications for the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Danish Council for Independent Research, the Czech Science Foundation, and the Netherlands Science Foundation NWO.
Recent impact, outreach and dissemination activities include teaching (1) on the ESDC European Armament Cooperation Expert Level Course of the European Defence Agency (EDA) in Vienna (November 2016), Stockholm (November 2017), Maribor (November 2018), and Zagreb (November 2019) (2) on the Aerospace and Defence Contracts Course organised by the University of Bologna in Turin (June 2016), (3) the Defence Procurement Seminars organised by the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (December 2016 and 2017), and on the Defence Day of the Nordic Procurement Forum in Copenhagen (November 2016), an exchange of views meeting with the contracts team of the Austrian Ministry for Defence and Sport (November 2016), evidence to the European Parliament on the reform of the Defence procurement Directive in Brussels (April 2016), a presentation of research to the EDA Defence Acquisition Experts Network (DAEN) Meeting in Brussels (November 2015), a paper at the Jumbo Meeting on EU defence procurement regulation of the European Defence Agency (EDA) in Brussels (March 2017), a seminar for stakeholders in Albanian defence procurement in Tirana in June 2015 and December 2018, a contribution to the Regional Procurement Conference in Beirut organised by OECD/SIGMA (June 2015), participation in an academic focus group for the (UK) Cabinet Office on the future of public procurement regulation after BREXIT in Nottingham (August 2019), and a presentation at the 10th anniversary event for the Defence Procurement Directive of the European Commission in Brussels (November 2019).
Between 2017 and 2021 Professor Trybus serves as Network Coordinator and Director of Research for an Innovative Training Network on EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP) funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie (Horizon 2020) scheme of the EU. EUTIP provides supervision and training for 15 doctoral research projects on legal, economic, and political aspects of EUTIP and also involves the universities of London City, Nottingham, Passau, Rotterdam, Speyer, Turin, and Zurich, and the think tanks Egmont (Brussels), ifw (Kiel) and CIREM (Paris) – as well as partners as varied as CEN/CENELEC, Business Europe, Baker McKenzie, RAND Europe and the George Washington University.