The Circular City Challenge aimed to connect promising innovations for the circular economy with the needs of citiCircularPSP aims to accelerate the digital transition towards a Circular Economy (CE), by planning, procuring, and implementing innovative CE-solutions across Europe. es.ACircularPSP aims to accelerate the digital transition towards a Circular Economy (CE), by planning, procuring, and implementing innovative CE-solutions across Europe. s part of the Circular City Challenge, we crowdsourced circular solutions to city needs.
FUNDERS / INITIATOR
European Union’s Horizon Europe Pre- Commercial Procurement Programme, under Grant Agreement n° 101092208
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, TAGES, Circular Berlin, Forum Virium Helsinki, Sandyford Business District, Câmara Municipal de Guimarães, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Skupnost občin Slovenije, empirica communication and technology research, Research Institutes of Sweden, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes
January 2023 – 2026
To the European Green Deal, realising a green, sustainable, and circular economy (CE) in Europe is crucial. An economy focused on circularity will help achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and meet 2030 SGD goals, as well as ensuring long term competitiveness of European businesses. However, only 10% of the cities have advanced on circular transition, as it is particularly complex, and cities need ICT support to help structure their action and enable them to learn from their peers. Cities and SMEs require support to operationalise the growing body of CE knowledge.
The Buyers Group and Preferred Partners seek a new green digital platform enabling entire municipal operations (city) and the local economy (market) to choose, open, and consume existing and new data. The solution is to support business processes and workflows to plan, procure and implement innovative CE-solutions across Europe more quickly and at larger volume. To enable the transition suppliers will answer the unmet need for ICT innovation in the cross-cutting combination of three strategic digital technologies:
- scalable platforms for city and SMEs users,
- CE data analytics using EU taxonomy and open linked data and
- natural language processing (NLP) to break language barriers across the EU and beyond.
The expected outcome is the service platform, with the first testing opportunities for the municipalities.
Open Market Consultation – event results and presentation