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Challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome for local authorities and SMEs
Public procurement can be an effective tool for promoting innovation and integration of renewable energy (RE) - from the municipalities and businesses. But there are also barriers that need to be overcome. For example, it may be difficult for a public authority to find the small and medium-sized enterprise that can offer innovative services. Conversely, it may be a barrier to small and medium-sized enterprises that the municipal procurement procedures are too complicated. In this context, the workshop will be looking at whether there are the right conditions for SMEs to compete. For example, not only the "most economically advantageous", but also LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) should be included in the evaluation of an offer.
The co-creation workshop identifies good practice case studies, and puts both barriers and opportunities on the agenda - including EU procurement rules. The co-creation workshop brings together public authorities, innovative SMEs and academia with the aim of debating these barriers.
Attending the co-creation workshop provides knowledge on:
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11:30-11:45 - Introduction: HORIZON 2020 XPRESS initial results
• Riccardo Coletta - XPRESS project coordinator, APRE
• Giovanni Zazzerini – INSME, The International Network for SMEs, Italy
• Paola Zerilli - XPRESS scientific project coordinator, University of York, UK
11:45-12:45 - Mutual Learning of good practices among the participants: Panel Discussion Chaired by Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Innovation Academy
Panelists to include: Martin Garrat, Chief Executive, Cambridge, UK Cleantech; Martin Clark, Chief Executive, Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge UK +…2 SMEs + 1 representative from Cambridge Partnerships and 1 from the local authority
12:45-13:15 - Scope of the workshop: The role of Green Public Procurement in boosting RES investment and innovation: challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome
Paola Zerilli - XPRESS scientific project coordinator, University of York, UK
13:15-14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00-15:00 Quadruple Helix parallel group sessions: Academia/Business/Policy makers/Civil Society. The participants will discuss the topics proposed in three facilitated parallel groups
14:00-15:00 - Quadruple Helix parallel group sessions: Academia/Business/Policy makers/Civil Society. The participants will discuss the topics proposed in three facilitated parallel groups
• Parallel session#1: How to boost innovations in RES through GPP
• Parallel session#2: How GPP on RES will contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
• Parallel session#3: How to support policy makers in boosting the RES market through GPP?
15:00 – 16:00 Integration of results from the parallel groups and final plenary discussion on possible policy recommendations
Presentation of the main insights from the parallel sessions
Overview of Key Findings of Day: Professor Jay Mitra, University of Essex UK
Next step – XPRESS Project Leader and Members
16:00 - End of the workshop