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Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations: Startup in Residence program
Experimenting with innovative startups. Minister Knops of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) wants to modernize his ministry in a world that is changing rapidly. BZK completed its first Startup In Residence (SiR) program and has now started a second edition together with other authorities.
Dutch
Netherlands
Buildings and construction
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2020
Make ICT Fair
This project is a three-year EuropeanAid project aiming at improving the lives of workers and those impacted along different stages of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supply chain through research, campaigning, capacity building and advocacy.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Fair trade, Social responsibility
2017
Intelligent Cities Challenge
As a unique smart city initiative from the European Commission, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) will provide its participants with technical support and knowledge-sharing opportunities to develop and implement smart action plans around 11 thematic areas. The goal is to help ambitious small to medium sized European cities unleash their potential to use advanced technologies to transform themselves, become more sustainable and raise living standards for their communities.

The ICC will build on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge, which helped 41 EU cities develop a strategic vision and a roadmap for digital transformation. ICC cities will receive high quality and tailored guidance and expert support, access to advisory and city peer networks (European and international), and capability building tools, to drive priority policy goals and the uptake of advanced technologies.

ICLEI as ICC partner supports the consortium to assess the applications of cities to the ICC as well as to manage the project, organise events and provide expertise to the 100 participants.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Clever Cities
As part of the Clever Cities project, ICLEI is developing insights on effective public procurement practices for Nature Based Solutions (NBS). Working together with Frontrunner Cities and NBS Taskforce members, the team is developing case studies of good practice on the procurement of NBS. The findings will inform a report on the topic, which will be disseminated to Follower Cities through webinars and communication channels of the NBS Taskforce.
English
Italy, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, Ecuador
Green spaces
General GPP/SPP
UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
The OECD is launching a new project to support selected cities/regions in using public procurement as a strategic tool to achieve their policy objectives and priorities. The project will be implemented with the support of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. It is open to ICLEI members, Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and Procura+ Participants as well as other cities ICLEI works with on this topic. The project comes at a time when public procurement is playing an increasingly critical role in delivering the goods and services that are necessary to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for post-crisis recovery.

In addition to providing support to selected cities and regions, the project offers the opportunity to produce comparative data and statistics on public procurement in cities and regions, facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and assess the procurement performance at the local level.

For more information on how your city/region can join the project, please contact Mark Hidson, Global Director, ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre (procurement@iclei.org) and Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit, OECD (Soo-Jin.KIM@oecd.org).
English
International
General GPP/SPP
2020
Global Best Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is supporting a SAICM project on global best practices for emerging chemical policy issues of concern. The project overarchingly aims to achieve the sound management of chemicals throughout their lifecycle by 2020 and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.
UNEP and ICLEI Europe are working jointly on supporting implementation of component 2 of the project, and in particular the activities in the electronics sector. These activities aim to help governments and value chain actors in the electronics sector track and manage chemicals of concern (CoC) in their products. This work is focussed on developing global sustainable public procurement guidance enabling purchasers to ultimately reduce the use of chemicals of concern (CoC) in the electronics sector and supporting the training for adaptation of global tools and guidance to the local context of public purchasers in Colombia.
English
International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP
2020
EIC - The European Innovation Council
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is part of the European Commission's effort to give innovative companies better opportunities to become world-leading enterprises. The EIC pilot phase was launched on 27 October 2017 as part of the Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-20. The EIC pilot will be acting as a one-stop-shop for innovation funding. With a budget of € 2.7 billion for the next three years, the Commission expects to fund 1,000 projects. ICLEI supports partnership building between the EIC Community members and public procurers interested in working with EIC SME’s; and manages the onboarding of private and public procurers interested in working with innovators on the EIC Community Platform and motivate their active participation in the EIC Community.
Europe/EU
SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
AI4CITIES
Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the fastest-growing technologies in recent years, has the potential to play a mission-driven role in cities’ climate action plans. The AI4Cities project aims to harness this potential by bringing together leading European cities looking for energy and mobility solutions to reduce GHG emissions and support their climate action commitments towards carbon neutrality. Helsinki (Finland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the six European cities and regions involved in this project.

In AI4Cities, these six cities will go through a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process. PCP is an innovation procurement tool to stimulate market innovation as it enables the public sector to steer the development of new solutions directly towards its needs.

In this context, the six cities will define the needs and requirements of the energy and mobility solutions to be developed, and challenge start-ups, SMEs and companies to design innovative solutions applying the use of AI and related enabling digital technologies, such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data applications.

The AI4Cities project is divided into five main phases (0-4): one preparatory phase (0), three standard PCP phases (1 – solutions design, 2 – prototype phase, and 3 – prototype testing phase) and one final impact assessment and follow up phase (4). A group of follower cities will be recruited throughout the project to enhance the market uptake of the developed solutions.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Market Engagement, Pre commercial procurement, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
ICLEI Europe
2020
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) falls under pre-commercial procurement. It enables public bodies to purchase research to stimulate innovation, when goods or services are currently not available in the marketplace. SBIR helps the public sector to address identified ‘Challenges’ that impact the citizen. On the supplier side SBIR is particularly suited to small and medium-sized business, as contracts are of relatively low value and operate in short timescales
English
Ireland
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
Enterprise Ireland