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CircularPSP – Public Service Platforms for Circular, Innovative and Resilient Municipalities through PCP

Project description

Innovative support for cities towards a circular economy

Cities play an important role in the digital transition towards a circular economy (CE). The need to accelerate business processes and workflows to plan, procure and implement innovative CE solutions across Europe requires tools to improve organisational and operational performance, data analytics using taxonomies to exploit and exchange CE information and data, and removal of the language barrier. The EU-funded CircularPSP project will develop an innovative solution combining and leveraging existing and new strategic digital technologies. The project will integrate scalable platforms for city and SME users, CE data analytics using EU taxonomy and AI-injected open-linked data, and natural language processing (NLP). The envisaged solution is relevant to all European cities, ministries and agencies.

Objective

CircularPSP brings together 7 procurers from 7 countries, representing 45 million citizens, to invest €5.64 million in R&D to tackle the common challenge of accelerating digital transition towards a Circular Economy (CE). The Buyers Group represents highly attractive national markets (DE, FI, TR, SE, IE, PT, SI) supported by a Preferred Partner in UK, including capitals with global influence (Berlin, Helsinki, London, Istanbul). The consortium represents European CE-transition and PCP leaders in science and practice.

Suppliers are expected to deliver a new green digital public service and data platform enabling entire municipal operations (city) and the local economy (market) to choose, open up, 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. The unmet procurement needs are: tools to improve organisational and operational performance; data analytics using taxonomies to exploit and exchange CE information and data; removal of language barrier to unlock EU-wide knowledge and learnings. To enable the transition suppliers will answer with ICT innovation in the cross-cutting combination and leveraging of existing and new strategic digital technologies: 1) scalable platforms for city and SMEs users, 2) CE data analytics using EU taxonomy, open linked data, injected by AI, and 3) natural language processing (NLP) to break language barriers across the EU and beyond.

The envisaged solution is relevant for all European authorities including cities, ministries, agencies, and housing. Activity triggered by the solution will increase the volume of circular procurement and widen commercialisation opportunities for green digital companies and result in EU leadership in Circular Economy. With interoperability at the core and innovative tools for data sharing and open standards, the solution will provide a use case for the upcoming Common Industrial and Green Deal European Data.

Coordinator

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Net EU contribution
€ 601 250,00
Address
OXFORDSTRASSE 2
53111 Bonn
Germany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 601 250,00

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