Sandyford Business District has been selected to engage in the pre-commercial procurement process for an EU project and to encourage proposals from local Irish businesses.
Irish businesses are being called on to enter the procurement process for a €5.6m procurement process for an EU Horizon Europe project called CircularPSP.
Sandyford Business District (SBID) has been successful in being nominated to be part of the pre-commercial procurement process.
“To have businesses in Ireland competing for European projects will only serve to demonstrate our capabilities and the sheer breadth of talent and innovative ability that exists here”
The CircularPSP envelope is comprised of €5.64m of funds and it is seeking companies with the capability to develop public service platforms aimed at accelerating the circular economy transition for cities within the European Union. The consortium is searching for companies providing NLP (Natural Learning Processing), platform, and AI solutions along with Circular Economy expertise.
SBID is now conducting the pre-commercial procurement and the association is appealing to local companies to enter the process as part of the open market consultation, which runs to the end of July 2023.
To prepare businesses for pitching, Sandyford Business District will be hosting a briefing on the procurement process, at an event on 11 May, which will also facilitate matchmaking between companies for the project.
“Sandyford Business District’s commitment to driving innovation and the transition to a circular economy, while providing business development opportunities to local enterprises is one of our clear ambitions,” explained Ger Corbett, CEO of Sandyford Business District.
“As an organisation, we are focused on enabling and empowering businesses to compete for success at every level, so we are delighted to begin the pre-commercial procurement process which provides a terrific opportunity for platform and AI solution providers.
“We encourage all relevant suppliers to make a pitch for the CircularPSP funding stream. To have businesses in Ireland competing for European projects will only serve to demonstrate our capabilities and the sheer breadth of talent and innovative ability that exists here.”