Challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome for local authorities and SMEs
Due to the growing concern around COVID-19 we have made the decision to postpone the Xpress workshop in Trondheim, Norway.
We were very excited about the opportunity to gather local authorities, SMEs and academics to discuss the governance strategy, policies and measures for energy, transport, mobility at the community and city level, and foster the dialogue between SMEs and local authorities. But public health and safety is our first priority, and we believe this is in the best interest of our participants.
We are still very committed to have the workshop, and we will send out the invitation again once the new date is set.
Do not hesitate to contact Xinlu Qiu (Xinlu.email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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 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:
Venue: Gløshaugen Hovedbygningen 3. etasje Rom 329 (301_329)
10.00 – 10.15 - Registration and Welcome
Elsebeth Terkelsen, European Green Cities and Luitzen de Boer, NTNU
10.15 - 10.30 - Introduction: HORIZON 2020 XPRESS initial results
Riccardo Coletta - XPRESS project coordinator, APRE, Italy
10.30 – 10.50 - National Programme for Supplier Development: Possibilities of working with small and medium suppliers
Hilde Sætertrø - The National Program for Supplier Development
10.50 – 11:10 - Municipal rules for public procurement - about the opportunities for green and innovative public procurement
Speaker to be announced
11:10 - 11:30 - Municipal strategy for industrial development: Opportunities for small and medium suppliers
Bård Eidet- Trondheim Municipality
11:30 - 11:50 - General challenges for SME in Norway to green public procurement
Ida Fuchs - Norwegian Solar Association
Lunch Break - 11:50 - 12:50
12:50 – 13:10 - Solar energy - much commitment, little action
Martin Brunstad Høydal – GETEK AS
13:10 - 13:30 - Too difficult to reach: A SME’s perspectives on public procurement
Geir Fikke - Solenergi FUSen AS
13:30 - 14:00 - 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?
Coffe - 14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45 - Integration of results from the parallel groups and final plenary discussion on possible policy recommendations
Presentation of the main insights from the parallel sessions
14:45 - 15:00 - Conclusions of the day – next steps
End of the workshop - 15:00