The City of Valencia (Spain) has been selected as a finalist for the CNIS Awards in the category of “most innovative European project” thanks to its participation in the CEPPI project. Over 80 projects were submitted to the 6th edition of the awards. The Award Ceremony will be held in the Spanish capital of Madrid later today.
The CNIS Awards (Congreso Nacional de Innovación y Servicios Públicos, National Congress of Innovation and Public Services) recognises the actions of Spanish public authorities to transform their institutions and cities by implementing innovative solutions and introducing new technologies. The CEPPI project, which runs for 3-years and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, intends to build partner cities’ capacity in the fields of public procurement of innovation (PPI) and sustainable public procurement (SPP).
Representatives from national, regional and local administrations will take part in the Award Ceremony. Other categories that are considered include “Best innovation plan”, “Best training action in innovation”, “Best smart cities project”, and “Best public procurement of innovation initiative”.
For more information, visit the CNIS Awards website [in Spanish].