Apply in pilot service procurements to help reduce carbon emissions in the Turku region – best ideas get 10 000 euro’s for piloting!
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) is opening two pilot service procurements to help achieve carbon positive circular economy in circular economy hubs and value chains. Best ideas will get a 10 000 euros (VAT 0 %) support each for implementing the pilot. Deadline for the application is 22nd of February.
Your offer can be related to following themes:
- Resource efficient and low carbon business cooperation and concepts
- Low carbon value and service chains
- CO2-compensations and carbon sinks
- Low carbon transports and logistics
- Opening, controlling and utilizing value chains logistic data
The solution should have a piloting site in South-West Finland or it should be suitable for implementation in the Topinpuisto circular economy hub. The pilot should be implemented and reported by November 2021.
The pilot service procurements are carried out as part of the 6Aika:ILPO – Ilmastopositiiviset yritysalueet ja arvoketjut (Climate positive business districts and value chains) -project. The results of the pilots will be published and documented where applicable as part of the project communication.
Tender contents and delivery
Tender for your piloting idea should be delivered by Monday 22nd of February 2021 by e-mail to project planner Lassi Leinonen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tender should include:
- Description of the concept and pilot to be implemented with the selection criteria in mind
- Preliminary cost structure and schedule
- Estimate or calculation of the climate effects of the pilot
- Possible confidentialities in the pilot in regards to project reporting
Best ideas are selected with the following criteria:
- Business potential and effectiveness
- Significance to circular economy operators and value chains
- Effectiveness on reducing climate impact
- Scalability of idea after piloting
- Readiness to implement pilot by 11/2021
- Readiness to report results by 11/2021
- Publicity of pilot and its results
We reserve the right not to perform the procurement.
Is there a certain form for the application?
There is no form for the application. Open application format is suitable. Remember to take the selection criteria into account.
Should you include a budget for the whole project, or just the 10 000 Euros?
Provide a budget for what you would do with the 10 000 Euros.
How specific budget is required?
We hope to get a preliminary description of what you would do with the 10 000 Euros.
Should we provide a schedule from now to November 2021 or from November 2021 onwards?
ILPO-project is closing by end of 2021, so the pilot should be operating and at least preliminary results available during November of 2021. Provide a schedule what would be done from now to November of 2021 and what results could be achieved by then.
How exactly should you estimate the climate impacts?
Climate impacts or what you believe to cause positive impacts should be estimated with the best available information. If the climate impacts need more research or the piloting would provide more information on the ideas climate impacts, this should be mentioned.
When do we choose the winner and infor the participants?
We try to pick the winners and informa all participants by 8th of March 2021.
Is it possible to get further funding?
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto can’t provide further funding. Other forms of collaboration are possible if there is enough business intent.
How detailed should the final report be?
There are no specific requirements for the reporting. The funding type requires that some or all the results need to be publicly available.
How can we protect our findings? Who holds the IP generated from the project?
The company doing the pilot owns the results, but the funding type requires that the pilots and some of their results need to be publicly available. You should mention what results are trade secrets and what can be reported after the pilot.
6Aika: ILPO project offers support for companies in developing low carbon business at Turku, Vantaa and Tampere regions.
We bring together operators from the field to create new solutions. We develop emission calculations and climate paths for various value chains, business districts and circular economy hubs at our pilot sites at Turku’s Topinpuisto, Tampere region and the circular economy hub being built at Vantaa.
The head coordinator of the project is the City of Turku. Other participants are Business Tampere oy, Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy, Tampere University and the City of Vantaa. The project is carried out as part of the 6aika-strategy and the project is funded by European Regional Development Fund, project participants and the State of Finland.