Procurement of Innovation platform

Our Stories

11 May 2020

AI suppliers, climate change experts and cities can register to the AI4Cities Open Market Consultation webinar

The AI4Cities project has opened registration to its first global Open Market Consultation webinar, taking place next May 28. In this webinar, the AI4Cities consortium will introduce the project and its ambitions, and will open the dialogue with potential suppliers of artificial intelligence solutions to accelerate carbon neutrality.

AI4Cities is a three-year EU-funded project bringing together leading European cities looking for innovative solutions applying the use of AI and related enabling technologies, such as big data applications, 5G, edge computing and IoT, to reduce CO2 emissions in the fields of mobility and energy. Helsinki  (Finland), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the six European cities and regions that are taking part in this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process, an innovation procurement tool that enables the public sector to steer the development of new solutions (not-market-ready) directly towards its needs.

The total funding amount to be divided among the selected suppliers throughout the whole PCP process is 4.6 million euros.

Next May 28, AI suppliers (startups, entrepreneurs, companies...), as well as climate change experts and cities are invited to join the first global Open Market Consultation webinar, so that demand and supply sides start their dialogue.

Agenda of the event

10.00    Introduction to the AI4Cities project. Kaisa Sibelius, Coordinator AI4Cities, Forum Virium Helsinki
10.15    Mobility– City of Stavanger, Nils Henrik Haaland.
10.25    Energy – City of Amsterdam, Anja Reimann and Mimi Eelman.
10.40    Open AI for agile cities. Timo Ruohomäki, Programme Director, Forum Virium Helsinki
10.55    What is a Pre-Commercial Procurement process? Hugo Gonçalves, PCP Specialist, Forum Virium Helsinki
11.10    Questions and answers
11.30    End

To register, visit here