The Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020 were published yesterday.
Check out the topics, budgets and call deadlines for the 142 million EURO of EU funding for innovation procurements that is available and participate in one of the calls until the end of 2020. Funding is available for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: health, security, energy, transport, satellite and research infrastructures.
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New information is available about the market effects of innovation partnerships versus pre-commercial procurements: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/impacts-eu-funded-pre-commercial-procurements
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The latest news on green public procurement (GPP) was published today by the European Commission. Have a look at the July newsletter - http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue_89_NewsAlert_July_2019.pdf
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ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been working on the topics of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 22 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topic of circular local economies. The team offers support to public authorities in implementation acti...
FROM OUTCOME-ORIENTED NEEDS TO KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, A CORE ACTION TO BOOST INNOVATION IN COMPANIES
The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The needs analysis revealed that the building was going to be the future youth municipal house and therefore it was planned to be diaphanous, acoustically-insulated, and thermally comfortable and energ...
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The Austrian Patent Office is looking for innovative solutions:
The Austrian Patent Office is currently looking for a significant upgrade for their chatbot „Albert“. Status quo: “Albert” is helping customers and interested citizens via the website www.patentamt.at and via Facebook by answering questions regarding brands, patents, fees, funding and seminars. Unfortunately, “Albert” cannot process natural language and cannot form full sentences on his own. He reacts mainly to keywords an...
The Catalan Government has recently approved the guide of public procurement of innovate solutions. The objective of this guide is to promote ppi and make it easier for the public buyers. You can read the guide in spanish and in catalan, and view the highlits of the guide in english. Soon the guide in english too.
The results of an interesting study with practical tests regarding the strength of mixed aggregate recycling concrete from demolition waste are just published online. Mixed aggregates can be gained from demolition waste with minimal sorting efforts.
On Demand of the city of Zurich, technical engineers tested the weight/load capacity of concrete from less properly sorted mixed aggregate demolition waste material.
The results of the tests: Concrete made from mixed recycled ag...
ÖBB Personenverkehrs AG (Austrian Federal Railway, passenger transport), is a big public enterprise looking to engage market participants prior to the procurement of new ticket vending machines. The challenges focus on some hard- and software components. English versions are already attached online to both challenges (you will find them at the end of the page under Dateien and Infos).
The deadline for online contributions is July 10th 2019 for both challenges. They seek input from compan...
In order to encourage wide deployment outside the Buyers Group of solutions developed during the project, ARCHIVER will engage with a group of “Early Adopters”.
The ARCHIVER Early Adopter programme is open to any public organisation having a need for innovative digital archiving and preservation solutions.
Organisations interested in joining ARCHIVER as Early Adopters need to express their interests by completing the form below before September 15th, 2019.
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Consorci de la Ribera will be finally performing a presentation of PROMINENT MED Alzira's PPI case study. We have been invited to show how small/medium-sized municipalities are contributing to innovation activities promotion.
Enclosed file shows the agenda of Red Innpulso seminar.
The EC-eafip initiative announced on Thursday June 6th that following the first call within Eafip 2019 two European public procurers have been selected to receive legal and technical assistance through the eafip-initiative for their innovation procurement project.
The selected projects are:
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip) opened a second call for legal and technical assistance.
The aim of the eafip-initiative is to promote good practices and reinforce the evidence base on completed innovation procurements across Europe and to encourage other public procurers to start new PCP and PPI procurements of high impact ICT solutions (e.g. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Big Data and virtual/augmented reality).
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ICLEI is excited to bring you opportunities to engage with suppliers and other public authorities across Europe to discover and shape new innovative solutions to your procurement needs. Let us know your procurement plans or needs, and we can link them with funded projects that can bring you closer to other buyers or suppliers.
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The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València in an energy efficient manner to serve as a key infrastructure for the young people. The lessons learnt during the implementation of the project have served the Spanish team to replicate the procedures in another municipality of the Valencian region: Sueca. It has been cofinanced by the Valencian Agency of Innovation through the project BUILDING CPI. The objective of the project is to im...
Next Wednesday, 5 June the last of the series of Open Market Consultation events will take place in Geneva, at CERN. The event will be the last opportunity to meet the ARCHIVER's Buyers Group (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI, PIC) and discuss the project’s R&D challenges before the publicatio of the tender to procure hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services (find out more about the tender here https://www.archiver-project.eu/tender-preparation).
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The Valencian Innovation Agency (Agència Valenciana de la Innovació) has produced a guide to promote public procurement of innovation (PPI) among local authorities from Valencia region. "The practical guide of the process of public procurement of innovation for public organizations of the Valencian Community" aims is to assist Valencian public bodies to initiate PPI procedures to promote innovation activities at industrial level. Consorci de la Ribera participated in the elaboration of this gu...
We have some contracts in which bike couriers are used for deliveries in the bigger cities, but that's usually as a result of the award criteria. We haven't used contract performance clauses for this.
We've also seen that there was only one bigger company offering these services in a lot of cities. That was Bubble post. They were bought by BPost and remodeled to only deliver food, and now seem to have dissappeared entirely. Finding a good alternative delivering in so many cities,...
The PROMINENT MED Consortium met in Alzira (Spain) in February 2019, and prepared a workshop to show potential stakeholders the benefits of the Public Procurement of Innovation. For this reason, one of the invited key actors in the region was the INNPULSO NETWORK, Spanish Network of Cities for the Science and Innovation. They stressed key aspects like:
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A new Innovation Procurement Platform has been launched, providing public procurers and policy-makers with a go-to spot for all the latest news and resources on innovation procurement.
Public procurement accounts for about 14% of the European Union's (EU) gross domestic product - meaning it has enormous potential to guide new developments in a range of sectors to address key societal challenges. It also benefits public sector customers directly through improved services at optimised costs....