AI4Cities is an EU-funded project supported by ICLEI that is helping six cities across the continent harness AI to meet their climate targets. Helsinki, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris Region, Stavanger and Tallinn are the six involved in the three-year initiative. Each will tap into a procurement tool the public sector uses to prioritise solutions that best meet local needs, called a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process.
Buying authorities involved in the project are busy identifying changes relating to energy and mobility that would allow them to achieve carbon neutrality. In turn, companies of all sizes are being asked to develop solutions that can deliver the transformations, using AI and other frontier technologies, such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data. A pot of €4.6 million is available, to be divided among the selected suppliers during the PCP process.
To accelerate the journey towards climate neutrality, a global Open Market Consultation webinar is being held this month, 28 May, to showcase the project and connect key stakeholders: with AI suppliers and climate change experts invited to join.
10.00. Introduction to the AI4Cities project. Kaisa Sibelius, Coordinator
AI4Cities, Forum Virium Helsinki
10.15. Mobility– City of Stavanger, Nils Henrik Haaland.
10.25. Energy – City of Amsterdam, Anja Reimann and Mimi Eelman.
10.40. Open AI for agile cities. Timo Ruohomäki, Programme Director, Forum Virium Helsinki
10.55. What is a Pre-Commercial Procurement process? Hugo Gonçalves, PCP Specialist, Forum Virium Helsinki
11.10. Questions and answers