This EP Pilot project will support the recently established European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) to deliver on its commitments. It will support the secretariat and functioning of the EGDC, analyse many digital solutions applied to a given scenarios and develop a methodology for assessment of net environmental impact.
Digital Innovation & Blockchain (Unit F.3)
The presentations and video recording are available from the 18 May online webinar about how the European Assistance for Innovation procurement (EAFIP) can help the public sector use innovation procurement to boost green-digital economic recovery. The spotlight is on success cases that EAFIP supported in the past. They share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. For public buyers that want to start new innovation procurements, the webinar also explains how to apply for free of charge assistance via the call that is open now.
Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 30 April 2021. There is also a specific award category for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Procure2Innovate that is setting up a European network of national competence centres around Europe.
The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its procurement to buy innovative solutions for the detection of unauthorized mobile devices. Aim is to immediately detect any form of mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) in custodial facilities such as cells or recreation areas, in idle mode or when it is turned on or called with it. Deadline to reply to questionnaire: 12 May 2021. Dialogue meetings: 20-28 May 2021.
The INCAREHEART buyers group from 5 different countries around Europe (SE, IT, EL, PT, TK) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the questionnaire (until end of August) and the online open market consultation meetings in preparation of their upcoming pre-commercial procurement: 17 June (in Greek), 18 June (in Portuguese), 29 June (in English). The aim is to develop innovative ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to advance multidisciplinary health and care for patients with chronic heart failure, in particular regarding early diagnosis and anticipatory care, care and follow-up, living with heart failure.
Six hospitals from Spain, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and the UK invite other clinics, healthcare organizations and practitioners for feedback on six unmet needs that require innovative solutions: zero waste operating theaters, personalised surgical process for joint replacements, waste reduction services, smart emergency call and response solutions, innovative renovation of hospital wards and transformation of the outpatient journey. Are you facing similar challenges? Submit your comments. By working together, we can encourage and enable innovation in the supply-chain that meets also your needs.
Are you a public buyer that could use some help in preparing and implementing your next innovation procurement? Get in touch with the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) to submit your application for assistance now. EAFIP helps public buyers use their purchasing power to find innovative solutions that can speed up digital, green transformation of public services and boost economic recovery. 3 monthly calls are launched now. Next deadline for submission of applications: 25 June 2021
The Institute for Business Competitiveness and the Spanish national cybersecurity competence center (INCIBE) invite interested bidders to submit offers for their first pre-commercial procurement in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to develop tools that can discover and eliminate websites or domains where hidden illegal activities happen, not only on the regular Internet but also on the Deep Web. The procurement receives funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund. Check out the video presentation of the tender scope. Deadline for submission of offers: 14 May 2021
The Greek National Training School for Public Administration (EKDDA) started regular 3-day training courses on innovation procurement for civil servants in Greece. The certified training program is organized in cooperation with the Greek national competence center on innovation procurement. This certification can trigger more innovation procurement by linking the training to promotion opportunities. Topics covered range from preparation to implementation and monitoring of innovation procurement, joint procurement, case examples, European funding. Next training is planned for 11-13/5/2021.
Norway's support to pre-commercial procurements (PCP) has been a huge success, leading to the commercialization of the world's first self-driving snow clearing vehicles, emission free public ferry boats and the world's largest full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage system to combat climate change. Since over a decade, the Norwegian Research Council launches a yearly call to financially support Norwegian public buyers in preparing and/or implementing PCPs. This year Norwegian procurers are invited to submit applications for the new 200 million Kroner call until 15 September 2021.
Since 2011, the Norwegian oil and gas operators Equinor and Gassnova successfully completed two consecutive pre-commercial procurements that developed and tested cost effective solutions for full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage. This is a cornerstone in the EU's climate strategy to reduce CO2 emissions of the energy intensive industries and reach climate neutrality by 2050. Recently the Norwegian government and the EFTA surveillance authority approved 2,5Bn EURO budget for full-scale roll out of the solution, which by 2050 could capture 14% of the CO2 emitted across the entire EU.
The center for minimal invasive surgery in Caceres (ES) invites interested bidders to make offers for the pre-commercial procurement on improving organ preservation from the donor to the recipient. The buyer is looking for innovative solutions that can monitor in real-time the function and status of the organ, enable to use organs with expanded criteria, extend the preservation periods under physiological conditions, without altering the metabolic or secretory function of the organ and predict the post-transplant viability of the organ. Deadline for submission of offers: 8 April 2021.
The hydrographic confederation of Segura (ES) aims to encourage the development of innovative real-time IT decision making systems to achieve more efficient and sustainable water management in the Segura River Basin District. Advanced simulation, forecasting and optimization tools - including artificial intelligence and big data capabilities - are needed to develop 5 new modules (meteorological prediction, simulation and hydrological prediction, agronomic module, water resources management, quantity and quality, economic analysis and prediction). Deadline to submit offers: 25 March 2021
The CAREMATRIX buyers group intends to boost innovative integrated CARE solutions to address the Multimorbidity mATRIX in ageing populations. The TIQUE buyers group is looking for InnovaTIve integrated care services to deliver QUick rEsponses for individuals with advanced heart failure and complex care needs. Both the CAREMATRIX and TIQUE buyers groups receiving co-financing from the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
The procuRE buyers group of 6 public procurers from 6 different countries around Europe (SI, ES, DE, PT, IS, TK) are inviting potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for their upcoming pre-commercial procurement. Aim is to stimulate the development and testing of breakthrough solutions that can provide 100% renewable energy supply for existing public buildings in order to move towards full decarbonization.
Ente Vasco de la Energía (ES) and Wave Energy Scotland (UK) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the online open market consultation event for their upcoming EUROPEWAVE pre-commercial procurement on 26 April 2021. Aim is to speed up the move towards a low carbon economy by scaling up solutions for generating energy from tidal waves in the Atlantic Ocean. This transnational buyers group is looking for cost-effective, reliable and high performant wave energy converter systems for electrical power production that can survive in the harsh and unpredictable ocean environment.
Increasing the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in oncology requires further cost and technology acceleration. 8 health procurers from 5 countries (BE, FR, DE, ES, IT) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the online open market consultation meetings on 11-12 May 2021 in preparation of their upcoming oncNGS pre-commercial procurement. Aim of the procurement is to develop an affordable NGS tumor-marker analysis kit applicable to all tumor types that enables predictive, prognostic and diagnostic analysis in liquid biopsies.
The BROADGNSS buyers group (FR, FI, EE) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming pre-commercial procurement to improve the services that public safety and disaster relief organization offer to Europe's citizens. The procurement aims to realise innovative solutions to fulfil capability needs regarding the accuracy, reliability, assurance and cost of EGNOS and Galileo based satellite positioning systems. Online webinar: 27 May. Online questionnaire: 27 May - end June. Partnering event: 14 October.
The ROSIA buyers group aims to boost innovative digital solutions that can offer remote rehabilitation services for isolated areas. The INCAREHEART buyers group is looking for innovative ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to advance multidisciplinary health and care for patients with chronic heart failure. Both the ROSIA and INCAREHEART buyers groups receiving co-financing from the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
The Spanish ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (General Water Directorate) is looking for innovative interoperable software/data collection solutions for automatic monitoring of the quality of surface waters. The aim of the procurement is to develop and test alternative systems for real-time control of water quality at strategic points in the Spanish Duero river basin district that provide equivalent or higher reliability than the current system, but with much lower implementation, operation and maintenance costs. Deadline for submitting offers: 5 March 2021