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13 September 2016


Public procurement of innovation for smart roads

Grenoble, France

The SYNCRO has been going on for 3 years. This project, based on an innovative public procurement for smart roads, is coming to an end. The closing conference will be held (in French) in Grenoble on September 13th.

The public procurement of innovation for smart roads Conference will start with a Plenary session about SYNCRO project, an innovative public procurement solution of a road data gathering system dedicated to smarter roads, followed by another session regarding the Funding opportunities for innovation activities.

Public authorities, road network managing entities, experts of innovative procurement and experts of the ITS (Intelligent Transport System) sector will share their experience, practical knowledge and initiatives on procurement of innovation in key areas and on the implementation of ITS technologies in the road management area.

For more information and to register, visit the Conference website.

13 September 2016


20 years of Sustainable Procurement at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

The objective of the webinar is to present the initiatives, activities and achievements in the field of sustainable and innovation procurement of ICLEI, the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

This webinar is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Cities and Lifestyles Unit and co-organized with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. It will be focused on the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.

The 10YFP SPP Programme is a global platform that supports the implementation of SPP around the world. It brings together a variety of stakeholders, building synergies & leveraging resources to progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground . The Programme is implemented through an extensive network of more than 90 partners in over 40 countries. Informative webinars are organized in order to present the SPP activities of partners and to enhance cooperation and exchange of experience.

Find the agenda of the webinar here, and click here to register.

20 September 2016


EMPATTICS PCP Open Market Consultation Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark[/url]

This free of charge workshop is part of a series of EMPATTICS workshops taking place all over Europe (Copenhagen, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza, Paris).

EMPATTICS is a project addressing common challenge to enhance self-management of their citizens with chronic diseases by purchasing innovative ICT tools through Pre-Commercial Procurement, testing these and by integrating these tools in the strategic development of the regional health policies. The project is co-funded by the European Commission and supported by Spain, Denmark, France, UK and Ireland.

During the workshop, participants will learn about the latest research regarding the common health challenge in the project’s regions and about the needs of chronic disease patients with diabetes (I and II), cardiac insufficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The workshop will also look into the concepts behind Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), which enables companies, with disruptive ideas but yet without commercially available products, to get closer to the market in competitive phases.

For more information and to register visit the workshops’ page:

20 September 2016


EMPATTICS PCP Open Market Consultation Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The City of Santiago the Compostela, Spain, will host the ´Open Market Consultation´ workshop on 20 September 2016 as the Spanish national point of the EMPATTICS Pre-Commerical Procurement Project. This free of charge workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the common challenges and the latest developments within the chronic disease care in the Buyers’ regions.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission and supported by Spain, Denmark, France, UK and Ireland, and it is looking for any size company interested in healthcare to learn and discuss about health management, lifestyles and technologies. The project aims to look for tools which can address health management holistically and lead to better patient experience and outcomes, together with more effective and efficient use of healthcare services.

The workshop will explore different ways and solutions to improve the quality of life of chronic patients by using ICT technologies to monitor the progression of the illnesses, and will approach innovative and personalised health technologies for different target populations.

For more information and to register visit the workshops’ page:

23 September 2016


EMPATTICS PCP Open Market Consultation Zaragoza

Zaragoza, Spain

The EMPATTICS Project is inviting different size companies to a dialogue at the `Open Market Consultation workshop´ that will take place in Zaragoza, Spain on 23 September 2016. The Project is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action that aims to achieve a system that will be broadly applicable to a variety of disease types.

This workshops aims to bring together ICT, life science, knowledge based and industrial design companies, with clusters and industry associations to get new knowledge and learn about the Project and the common health challenges. The workshop is free of charge and it will be a great opportunity to network with different stakeholders and discuss about innovative pre-commercial procurement processes.

Due to their high incidence, social cost and ICT effectiveness in its treatments, the EMPATTICS consortium is focused on Diabetes, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Cardiac insufficiency. The project seeks for a holistic approach in health management to improve the quality and monitoring of the diseases with a more effective and efficient use of services.

For more information and to register visit the workshops’ page: