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30 November - 2 December 2016


Sustainable City Development 2016 - Procura+ Awards Ceremony

Malmö, Sweden

Taking place in ICLEI Member city Malmö (Sweden) from 30 November – 2 December 2016, the Sustainable City Development 2016 Conference will examine how European cities can work towards putting the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals into practice.

The aim of the event is to become a meeting point for researchers and practitioners to discuss and co-create new ideas and solutions. Over the course of three days, the conference will gather politicians and practitioners from local and regional governments, representatives from European and international institutions, members of the research community, and business leaders.

The programme for the conference offers the opportunity to choose between a variety of round table discussions, dialogue seminars and technical visits within the city of Malmö. Registration for the event closes on 15 November.

The 2016 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards will be held at the conference. Winners will be invited to collect their trophies at a ceremony held on 30 November. For an overview of the nominees, visit the Procura+ website.

For more information, visit the Conference website.

5 - 8 December 2016


European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

Transforming the future of Health and Care in Europe

Brussels, Belgium

This year's event will look into how digital innovation will "Transform the future of health and care in Europe" and will unveil a shared-vision on how the Digital Single Market can turn demographic change into an opportunity for social development and economic growth in Europe.

The 2016 Summit will build on the achievements of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme with Member States (AAL JP) and the EIT-KIC on Health and Active Ageing.

The programme will be published in the coming weeks and will be based on workshops and plenary sessions, bringing together stakeholders and policy makers to exchange views on what needs to happen in the next 5 years to effectively transform health and care in Europe.

The event is free-of-charge but on invitation only.

For further information, visit the website.

14 - 15 December 2016


Smart @ Fire Conference

Brussels, Belgium
Husa President Park Hotel
The conference marks the end of the Smart@fire project, the European FP7 project that aims to develop a smart Personal Protective System for firefighters. Every year, more than 100 firefighters lose their lives whilst saving others. To reduce the risks associated with firefighting, innovative ICT solutions need to be developed and integrated in a smart Personal Protective System. However, the ICT solutions that are currently available on the market, are not fully satisfactory. This is why the Smart@fire project went looking for innovative technologies, including:
  • Sensors to measure environmental parameters and vital body functions
  • Localization systems to determine the position
  • Data transfer and visualization systems to better assess situations
The project investigated the possibility of developing these technologies using a method of innovative procurement known as pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The PCP methodology uses a three-phased approach in which tenderers compete with each other for assignments in every phase. For further information visit the [url=""]website[/url] or contact [mail=""][/mail].