Procurement Spotlight - September 2021

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Synnøve Fagerhaug from Bymiljøetaten at the kick-off of StartupLab's 20tretti

Published by Oslo Business Region, 20 September 2021

Welcome to the first edition of Procurement Spotlight where we bring you highlights of public procurement news and opportunities in Oslo.

StartupLab's 20tretti accelerates climate solutions

Initiating pilot projects to advance the green shift, StartupLab's "20tretti" (2030) program kicked off 8-9 September in Bergen. Nearly 20 of Norway's largest public and private organizations took a deep dive through system mapping and sharing sessions to identify “climate headaches." In the next stage of the program, they will meet startups that offer innovative solutions to their headaches.

Oslo's Urban Environment Agency, Bymiljøetaten, is using 20tretti as a platform for exploring solutions that address plastic pollution in Oslo Fjord. Selected startups will pitch their solutions in Oslo on 28 October with an aim to collaborate with the City of Oslo.

Oslo Business Region has partnered with StartupLab, City of Oslo, DNB, OrklaASA, DNV, Bergenkommune, OBOS, Skanska, Equinor, NCE Seafood Innovation, GC Rieber Salt AS, Nye Veier AS, Statens vegvesen, Frydenbø Industri AS, Statkraft, Posten Norge AS, NAF, Møller Mobility Group, If Insurance & Tryg Norge.

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Apply for innovative procurements

Innovative Procurement (Innovative Anskaffelser) is a program based on open dialogue with the market to define needs and recommend solutions. Public buyers join forces and use their combined purchasing power strategically to scale solutions from suppliers. The program facilitates and brokers several joint procurement initiatives in the areas of health, digitalization and climate change. Upcoming courses, events and dialogue conferences are updated here. Find procurement opportunities here.

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Oslobygg is up and running

Oslobygg KF is now fully operational. It will be one of Norway's largest builders and real estate players with an aim to make Oslo a better city for residents. Oslobygg is responsible for managing, operating, maintaining and building Oslo’s kindergartens, schools, sports facilities, cultural buildings, fire stations, nursing homes and health centers. More info here.

Application Deadlines

Regional Innovation Projects
Deadline: 20 October

Regional innovation projects for business and industry are company-led projects requiring extensive R&D. The goal is to meet long-term challenges related to the green shift and sustainability and to develop industries where Oslo has unique advantages.
For details, visit Regional Research Fund.

Enova seeks pilot projects
Deadline: 3 December

Enova is looking for innovative pilot projects that will develop and test new technologies and business models that advance emission-free building and construction sites, including systems that combine technologies and are scalable.
More info here.

Public-Private Events

Startups + Public Sector = Untapped Potential
29 September, 15:00-16:00

Arranged by Innovative Anskaffelser for Oslo Innovation Week. More info here

Using research to scale up your business
30 September, 9.00-11.00

Workshop hosted by RRF Viken and RRF Oslo for Oslo Innovation Week. Sign up here.

Oslo Innovation Week for Public-Private Innovators
27-30 September

See a selection of recommended events here.

ALEAP networking for health startups
26 October, 9:00 - 13:00

Are you an early stage health startup looking to connect with key actors in the Norwegian health system? Aleap's Startup SearchLight event provides early stage companies the opportunity to interact with Aleap Corporate Partners; Helse Sør-Øst, E-helse Direktoratet and DNV. To sign up, visit ALEAP.

Want to share procurement news and tips with Oslo's ecosystem of startups and scale-ups? Contact Andrea Nylund (contact below).

We also invite you to join the new Public-Private Innovators Network to stimulate dialogue, reduce barriers, and connect public procurement opportunities with innovative solutions. Sign up here!