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Call for tenders open: new Polish pre-commercial procurement on storage of heat and cold

The Polish National Center for Research and Development invites interested bidders to submit offers for its new pre-commercial procurements. Aim is the development of innovative, energy-efficient and economically efficient systems for the production and supply of heat and cold to single-family houses and office buildings, in which the storage system would make the supply of heat and / or cold independent of the instantaneous supply of electricity. Deadline for submission of offers: 26 July 2021

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4th B2G data sharing workshop - A private sector perspective

For years, cities and communities have been raising their voices about the importance of privately held data for their city management; to know where traffic flows are, where tourists come from or what consumer purchasing patterns are in certain parts of town. These data are regularly collected by companies, but for various reasons, are often not shared or not shared in a format useful for policy-making. Research shows that some approaches already exist to tap into such data, but they are often sub-optimal and do not scale up. A series of business-to-government (B2G) workshops are organised to

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B2G data sharing in energy – 3rd B2G Data Sharing Workshop

Smart energy management in cities is a key to achieving the green and digital transition. This was the focus of the third in a series of five workshops on business to government (B2G) data sharing in cities. Helsinki, Rennes Metropole and Milan shared their experiences, followed by an engaging discussion with around 30 European cities.

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Calais: The Netherlands’ first CEBF-funded broadband project

Calais is the first Dutch broadband project funded by the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF). The province of Groningen approached CEBF when they recognised their need for additional funding as well as a more strategic partner to reach the most remote areas. The resulting partnership will bring NGA access to over 100,000 inhabitants, combining fibre with a fixed wireless network for the hardest-to-reach areas. In this video, Jan Peter de Groot, Rodin Group CEO, explains that the pandemic made it very clear that people in all areas need to be able to “connect with the whole world”.

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Guifi.net: Catalonian citizens’ broadband initiative reaches 100,000 rural inhabitants

As part of the Catalonian citizens’ initiative, Guifi.net, volunteers have helped install over 40,000 nodes, connecting 100,000 rural inhabitants. In this video, Ramon Roca, Guifi.net founder, explains how, since its foundation, the project has driven demand as well as rural development, becoming both a “local ecosystem” and a business model, and growing increasingly affordable as it expands. Driven by volunteers, Guifi.net focuses on building the infrastructure and cooperation between public administrations, local entrepreneurs and ISPs, among others.

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Piggy-back on the ProcuRE buyers group to benefit from 100% renewable energy supply for public buildings

The procuRE buyers group from 6 EU countries (SI, ES, DE, PT, IS, TK) are inviting buyers from other cities to become preferred partner for their upcoming pre-commercial procurement. ProcuRE is looking for breakthrough solutions that can provide 100% renewable energy supply for existing public buildings in order to move towards full decarbonization. Becoming a preferred partner allows you to: (1) influence the tender specs by providing your insight and requirements, (2) learn about the market through the open market consultation, (3) be informed early and join any procurement to deploy the

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Call for tenders open: pre-commercial procurement on water management decision making system

The hydrographic confederation of Segura (ES) aims to encourage the development of innovative real-time IT decision making systems to achieve more efficient and sustainable water management in the Segura River Basin District. Advanced simulation, forecasting and optimization tools - including artificial intelligence and big data capabilities - are needed to develop 5 new modules (meteorological prediction, simulation and hydrological prediction,
agronomic module, water resources management, quantity and quality, economic analysis and prediction). Deadline to submit offers: 25 March 2021

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Open Market Consultation: Scaling up energy generation from ocean waves

Ente Vasco de la Energa (ES) and Wave Energy Scotland (UK) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the online open market consultation event for their upcoming EUROPEWAVE pre-commercial procurement on 26 April 2021. Aim is to speed up the move towards a low carbon economy by scaling up solutions for generating energy from tidal waves in the Atlantic Ocean. This transnational buyers group is looking for cost-effective, reliable and high performant wave energy converter systems for electrical power production that can survive in the harsh and unpredictable ocean environment.