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Call for tenders: PCP on integrated care solutions for chronic heart failure

The INCAREHEART buyers group from 5 different countries around Europe (SE, IT, EL, PT, TK) invites interested bidders to submit offers for their pre-commercial procurement. The aim is to trigger new ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to be created and tested that can 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.

Closing the DT2 Invest Launchpad Initiative at Slush

DeepTech for Digital Transformation Launchpad, in short: DT2 Invest, is an Investment Support Programme for the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technologies supported by the European Commission.

Call for tenders - PCP on 100% renewable energy supply for public buildings

The ProcuRE buyers group from 6 EU countries (SI, ES, DE, PT, IS, TK) are inviting interested bidders to submit offers for their pre-commercial procurement. It is the first PCP under Slovenian public procurement law. ProcuRE will procure the development and testing of breakthrough innovative renovation approaches that can deliver 100% renewable energy supply for existing public buildings in order to move towards full decarbonization. Deadline for submission of offers: 22 February 2022.

Slush 2021

After a year’s hiatus, Slush will host an in-person startup event in Helsinki on 1–2 December 2021. This year, 3,200 startup founders and operators and 1,500 investors are expected to join Slush, with 8,000 attendees in total.

Women TechEU

Women TechEU is a brand new initiative of the European Union. The scheme offers first-class coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level! The call for proposals is open. The deadline for submissions is 17:00 (CET) on 10 November 2021.

Open market consultation: detection of unauthorized mobile devices in correctional facilities

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.

Call for tenders open: Spanish national cybersecurity institute launches pre-commercial procurement

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

Digital Day 2021: EU countries commit to key digital initiatives for Europe's Digital Decade

Today, at the online Digital Day 2021, Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These tangible commitments will help accelerate Europe’s green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of Europe's Digital Decade.

Digital Day 2021

Digital Day 2021 will take place on 19 March as a virtual event, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency.

Norwegian Research Council launches 2021 call to support public buyers with pre-commercial procurements

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.

European Commission procurement triggers wider deployment of innovative disinfection robots across Europe's hospitals

The European Commission contracted UVD robots, a Danish startup, to deliver an additional 100 disinfection robots to hospitals across EU countries, bringing the total to 300 robots purchased so far. Back in 2014-17, Blue Ocean Robotics created this self-driving disinfection robot in a pre-commercial procurement for a buyers group of Danish regions. Since then its subsidiary UVD robots experienced steep growth by selling the robots worldwide to fight COVID-19.

Call for tenders open: pre-commercial procurement on water management decision making system

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

Two transnational buyers groups prepare new pre-commercial procurements in healthcare

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.

Open Market Consultation: Scaling up energy generation from ocean waves

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.