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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688196.


Please note that this website represents the view of the SELECT for Cities project and that the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. 

Welcome to SELECT for Cities

Knowledge Hub

Benefit from experience and lessons learned from the ongoing SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement Project to develop a data-driven, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform for large-scale urban co-creation 

NEW: Quick Guide to PCP

Thinking about adopting Pre-Commercial Procurement for your Smart City projects? Check out our experiences in this simple, easy-to-digest, guide. From PCP basics to handy hints and tips, this ebooklet contains all your need to get started.

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All good things come to an end...

November 29, 2019

Today the SELECT for Cities journey comes to an end but we are all confident that new opportunities will come and we want to ensure all our audience that SELECT for Cities Hub will be continued for a minimum period of 2 years.

"Four years later, the SELECT for Cities consortium is much wiser in the art of using pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to stimulate city innovation. SELECT for Cities may be coming to an end, but its impact on the Smart Cities market is just beginning" said Susie McAleer of 21c Consultancy (dissemination leader).

SELECT for Cities would like to thank all the Contractors that participated in the SELECT for Cities project!

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SELECT for Cities Team: 

Forum Virium Helsinki | Digipolis Antwerpen | City of Antwerpen | City of Copenhagen | imec | 21c Consultancy

Smart Cities Need Innovative Procurement Practices: Select Shares Final Results at SCEWC19

November 25, 2019

Select for Cities is nearing the end of it's four-year innovation journey to create the Internet of Everything (IoE) Platforms for the collaborative design and development of smarter city services. The use of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) to stimulate innovation and R&D proved to be a success and we proudly presented the final results across the three days of the Smart City Expo World Congress ( #SCEWC19) in Barcelona. 


From a consistent presence on the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) booth, including the hosting of a innovation procurement Q&A surgery, to a series of demos and presentations on Contractor stands, SELECT for Cities was omnipresent throughout the prestigious event.

A dedicated networking reception on the first evening of the conference marked a big occasion for the SELECT for Cities Contractors as they were awarded the results of the PCP competition.  Over 50 smart city influencer's and practitioner's attended, and heard from DG CNECT's Svetoslav Mihaylov who outlined the importance of PCP and co-creation before the PCP Contractors received their winners certificate. 

  1. University of Florence - Snap4City Platform

  2. Indra Soluciones Tecnologias de la Informacion S.L.U. - Onesait Platform

  3. Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.P.A. - DigitalEnabler Platform

The networking event also provided an opportunity for the launch of the SELECT for Cities Guide to Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) booklet, designed to share the lessons learned from the project with other cities interested in using PCP to procure Smart City innovation.  Purposefully provided in an easily digestible form, the booklet provides a simple overview of what is involved in using PCP and offers tips and advice for new adopters. 200 copies of the booklet were shared at conference and can also be downloaded from the SELECT website.

Finally, SELECT ended a successful conference on the last day of the event with a presentation by chief DigiPolis procurer, Ann Fournier, on the main Congress stage.  As Ann shared with the SCEWC19 audience, SELECT for Cities may be coming to a close, but the impact of its results are only just beginning!

Honourable mention for the SELECT for Cities project at the Procurator+ Awards

October 10, 2019

It is with great pleasure to update you all that SELECT for Cities project won an Honorable mention at the Procura+ Awards in the ‘Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT’ category for the potential scale and impact of its smart city platform.

The Procura+ Awards are running each year and reward successful, already running, sustainable and innovative public procurements. These procurements lead to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure.

This achievement was possible thanks to Digipolis, City of Antwerpen, Forum Virium, Imec, Copenhagen Solutions Lab and 21c Consultancy and of course to all the Contractors who participated in the SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement competition.

This year’s entries for the 2019 Procura+ Awards were assessed by a jury of procurement experts and policy makers:

  • Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö, Procura+ Network Chair

  • Paulo Magina, Head of Public Procurement Unit, OECD

  • Marzena Rogalska, Director, DG Grow

  • Mark Hidson, Global Director ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre

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