Associate partners

Public authorities that have made a commitment to participate in the implementation phase of the SMART SPP project are Associate Partners. These Partners will pilot the Integrated Common Approach (developed through the project) and tender for sustainable innovative technologies and solutions using pre-procurement approaches.

These are:

Municipality of Torres Vedras is located in the district of Lisboa, Portugal (in the north) and has a resident population of over 75,000 people. Torres Vedras will tender for LED street lighting and energy efficient electric vehicles and will join the two Portuguese project partners - INETI and the Municipality of Cascais - in regional activities.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is the city-wide governing body for London, England, which is responsible for the strategic administration of the 1,579 square kilometres of Greater London. It shares local government powers with the councils of 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation. www.london.gov.uk/gla/

Prove Consultancy is specialised in the topic of public procurement and state aid in Austria. Prove assists public authorities in procuring service contracts and in the implementation of procurement contracts oriented towards innovation, sustainability, social responsibility and small and medium sized enterprises (SME).

The WienWin (Vienna wins) initiative has a two tier objective aimed to create a systematic exchange of information between Vienna's municipal administration and companies owned by the City of Vienna on the one hand, and between innovative Viennese companies on the other hand. Jointly thinking ahead contributes to identifying innovation potential for the City of Vienna and simultaneously opens up new market opportunities for the innovation drivers of the Viennese economy. www.wienwin.at

VITE (Vienna IT enterprises) is a network and information platform for IT enterprises of all sizes (particularly SMEs) as well as for research, development and educational institutions. VITE was founded by the Vienna Business Agency.