19 May 2015

Turin and Bremen prepare for procurement of innovative lighting

The EC-funded PRO-LITE project is working with cities across Europe to purchase innovative lighting solutions that offer social and environmental benefits whilst contributing to economic growth. Through the project, the cities of Turin (Italy) and Bremen (Germany) are purchasing lighting solutions that aid education.

Turin has spent almost 10 months engaging with lighting suppliers across the continent in preparation for a €750,000 procurement of lighting solutions for schools. The city has used face to face meetings with manufacturers to discuss what is being sought, and to gain feedback on what is currently available on the market. This engagement included touring schools with suppliers, allowing them to get a better idea of the city’s needs.

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen will soon publish procurement documentation for an innovative lighting solution that will help children with learning difficulties integrate into mainstream schooling. Like Turin, the city has spent months engaging with various suppliers and manufacturers, including holding a design workshop to generate ideas.

For more information, read the PRO-LITE newsletter [PDF].