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Opportunities for public institutions
We can help you to find the right international partners for your projects or suitable consortia for you to join.

In addition, ongoing projects offer various opportunities for you to participate. Among others, they provide a platform to foster exchange between buyers and stimulate follow-on projects. For example:

Opportunities for enterprises and research institutes

We help you to access ongoing EU projects. You can participate in the following ways:

  • In the Open Market Consultations, various stakeholders are invited to identify the latest state of the art together with the consortium. Their findings are included in the later calls for tender announced within the public procurement projects. To this purpose, each project organises several events throughout Europe. 
  • Tenders are published within PCP and PPI projects for the:
    • Provision of R&D services in the PCP project
    • Delivery of innovative products and services in the PPI project

Open Market Consultations and current calls for tender are announced on this page.

Current Open Market Consultations

Project Instand-NGS4P

The PCP project Instand-NGS4P aims to establish standardised next-generation sequencing analysis processes for the routine diagnosis of common and rare cancers in adolescents and adults.

Interested companies and research institutes are invited to participate in a virtual event on 22 and 23 March 2021 to explore the current state of the art with the consortium. A questionnaire will be circulated after the OMC to collect detailed information from all the stakeholders, in preparation for the Call for Tenders.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Project E-CARE

The PCP project focuses on the development of digital solutions enabling older people to stay healthy and live independently for as long as possible. Solutions with physical and psychosocial orientation are sought.

Interested companies and research institutes are invited to participate in the Open Market Consultation in order to explore the state of the art and prepare the tender. The findings will be incorporated into the subsequent tender.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Call for Tender

Project AI4Cities

The project is looking for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of mobility and energy to accelerate carbon neutrality. These should help the cities being part of the project to reach their climate targets.  

Based on the results of the open market consultation (recordings available online), the Call for Tender was published. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2021. 

Further information can be found on the project website.

Current call for networking and preparation of procurement projects

Project iProcureSecurity

The CSA project aims to bring together actors from procurement, science and practice on the topic of emergency services and medical care. By the end of 2020, possibilities for cooperation and common standards throughout Europe should be explored.

Interested procurers, companies and research institutes are invited to participate in the following activities in order to explore the state of the art for innovative products or solutions and to prepare follow-up projects:

The aim of the project is to prepare joint procurement projects (PCP projects). For this purpose, further procurers are sought.

The project is an initiative of the European Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) association. Its 39 members (emergency medical services) from 12 European countries are active in networking activities and other joint projects. Further information and the possibility to join the association can be found here.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Project iProcureNet

The CSA project iProcureNet aims to bring together actors from procurement, science and practice on the subject of security procurement. The aim is to exchange trends and requirements in procurement and to explore ways for a common European procurement system. An innovative process consisting of three cycles is planned until 2014.

The aim is to designate national iProcureNet contact points that focus on the procurement of security solutions.  In addition, practitioners and experts in security procurement are invited to develop a common, standardised and innovative procurement process to create a common European security market.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Current calls for research proposals

PRACE support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies, without being exhaustive, to the following topics:

  • Biomolecular research to understand the mechanisms of the virus infection
  • Bioinformatics research to understand mutations, evolution, etc.
  • Bio-simulations to develop therapeutics and/or vaccines
  • Epidemiologic analysis to understand and forecast the spread of the disease
  • Other analyses to understand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic

This call is open until further notice. Applications are evaluated within one week and start as soon as possible if awarded.

In order to fight the Corona virus, PRACE partners, HPC centres, and research infrastructures are doing their bit by opening up their facilities for urgent/priority access to the HPC systems and other resources to support the research to combat the coronavirus. The initiatives are listed online.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Projects offering information

Project RELIEF

The RELIEF project developed two innovative eHealth solutions helping chronically ill patients to manage and alleviate their pain.

A final conference will be held virtually on 17 March 2021 from 10 to 12:30 o`clock. The developed solutions and their planned commercialisation will be presented. In addition, an insight into the test phase and the experiences with such a tendering process will be given. Patient organisations, procurers, companies, policy makers and other stakeholders in the health sector are invited to attend. To the registration.     

Further information can be found on the project website.

Project STARS

The STARS consortium awarded contracts for the development of a personalised eHealth solution in July 2019. The goal is to reduce fears, especially among patients in surgery, and thus reduce the use of medication.

On 10 March 2021 the consortium will provide information on the current status of the project and present the solutions currently under development. The online seminar takes place from 10 to 12 o’clock. Patient organisations, procurers, companies, policy makers and other stakeholders in the health sector are invited to attend. Participation in the Zoom Meeting is possible without registration. For questions please send an email to Juan Carmona-Schneider (jc(at)zenit.de).

Further information can be found on the project website.

Project SELECT for Cities

The PCP project SELECT for Cities aimed to create a web-based platform for the collaborative design and development of intelligent services for cities. In doing so, the consortium faced the problem that the Internet of Everything (IoE) is directly related to the development of intelligent cities, but progress in this area is slow. An online platform has been launched to overcome these obstacles and accelerate innovation.

The project was successfully completed in February 2020 and has now published its experiences for smart city stakeholders:

Further information can be found on the project website.

Project LEA

The LEA project aims to speed up awareness and transfer of knowledge on the benefits and tools of innovation procurement to European organisations interested in digital learning technology.

The project is now launching an interest group on Innovation Procurement for Universities. Participation in this interest group allows procurers to connect, exchange and learn from other procurers from universities across Europe. A brochure summarises showcase reports and guidelines on innovation procurement of learning technology most relevant for universities.

In addition, online seminars are available that highlight what lessons can be learned from the Corona crisis with regard to procurement and how new learning technologies can be purchased effectively.

Moreover, the consortium is looking for public sector representatives interested in innovation procurement or procurement for education departments. Procurers and other stakeholders are invited to sign-up as LEA followers.

Further information can be found on the project website.

Past Open Market Consultations

Project CIVILnEXT

The PCP project aims to develop a cost-effective and interoperable platform that facilitates the coordination of civilian missions. It is intended to support joint missions by several member states, for example within the framework of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy.

Interested companies and research institutes are invited to participate in an online seminar on 29 January 2021 at 10 am to explore the current state of the art. The findings will feed into the following call for proposals.

Further information can be found on the project website.