D5.17 Public Market Consultation Results
This deliverable summary presents a review and abstract of the work carried out so far under Task 5.6 on Enhancing Procurement of Innovation via Market Engagement1 and the tool created to support market consultations. Municipalities wanting to procure Smart City innovations often face multiple challenges, such as not knowing about potential state-of-the-art solutions or reaching mainly local or large suppliers. Often, suitable innovative companies are not even
aware that cities in other parts of Europe are looking for solutions similar to what they develop.
Therefore, a Market Consultation tool was developed by BABLE Smart Cities under the SPARCS project to address these challenges. This tool allows cities to reach out to a growing European-wide network of innovative suppliers. Its benefits have been experienced first-hand by the municipality of Maia, Portugal, one of the Fellow Cities in the SPARCS project.
This deliverable is submitted, but it is pending official approval.