Challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome for local authorities and small and medium enterprises (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 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 provided knowledge on:
The workshop was conducted in English with translation into the local language.
Venue: STJERNESKIBET, HAVNEGADE 29, DK-5000 ODENSE