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2 July 2020

Frederiksberg reduces urban flood risk through innovation procurement

Like many European cities, Frederiksberg (Denmark) is challenged by urban flooding. Opportunities for natural absorption and drainage of rainwater is limited in built up areas, and during heavy rainfall, the capacity of the sewage system can be exceeded.  The risk of urban flooding in Frederik...

23 June 2020

Feedback wanted from procurers, AI suppliers and climate change experts

Procurers and organisations interested in acquiring artifical intelligence (AI)-based solutions to accelerate climate neutrality – as well as AI suppliers and climate change experts – are all invited to share knowledge to advance climate change mitigation. This December (tentative date)...

19 June 2020

New best practice report on socially responsible public procurement provides inspiration for public buyers

The European Commission has published a report, which collects 71 good practice cases on how public buyers have implemented socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), in order to promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, ethical trade, design for all and se...

27 May 2020

AI suppliers, climate change experts and cities invited to open market consultation

Every purchase made has an impact. It is, therefore, no surprise that sustainable procurement has become a key tool for cities looking to strengthen their urban sustainability. But, what if cities are searching for solutions that aren't yet on the market? What if cities want to "purchase innovation"...

14 May 2020

Make your city smart with help from the EIP-SCC

Is your city looking to make investments in the areas of energy, transport & mobility, or ICT? Do you have plans to develop projects in these areas? The European Commission's ‘EIP-SCC Marketplace’ initiative is supporting projects in need of financing, by matching them with its...

6 May 2020

Procurers and companies discuss innovative medical solutions that respond to COVID-19

In response to the current public health crisis, the EIC Accelerator and ICLEI Europe organised an online market engagement event to support getting necessary medical solutions to the cities whose residents need them. On 30 April, public and private procurers from across the European health se...

28 April 2020

Webinar series launched on financing smart solutions

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) invites all interested persons to join a new series of webinars covering subjects relevant for any city looking to find financing for their projects in the fields of smart mobility, energy or urban development. The webina...

27 March 2020

Application deadline for 2020 Procura+ Awards extended to 30 April

In light of the difficulties experienced by applicants due to the coronavirus outbreak, the deadline for the 2020 Procura+ Awards has been extended to 30 April 2020. The awards, which is an ICLEI Europe initiative, supported by the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project, reward sustainable and innovati...

23 March 2020

Intelligent Cities Challenge now open for applications

The European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is now open for applications. Building on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the ICC seeks to help 100 EU cities tackle their urban challenges to support green, sustainable and inclusive growth. This 2.5-year program...