Public Procurement: Driving circular transformation in the construction, plastics and textile industries


16. May 2024



Do you work in procurement for a municipality, hospital, or other public institution? Are you interested in how you can contribute to a more circular economy in construction, textiles, or plastics by procuring innovative solutions? Then this webinar is for you.

Webinar on public procurement and circular solutions

  • Get inspired by leading practices where public procurers share their experiences with procurement of circular solutions in construction, textiles, and plastics.
  • Join the conversation with stakeholders from Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal and discover the most relevant topics for future projects on public procurement of circular innovation.
  • Let’s define future sustainable collaborations and projects together – don’t hesitate to share your ideas and wishes.


10.00-10.15 CEST/9.00-9.15WEST: Introduction

  • European projects on public procurement of innovation and circular economy
  • How to use innovation procurement to implement circular solutions

10.15 – 10.50 CEST/9.15 – 9.50 WEST: Plastics & Packaging: How can public procurement of circular solutions contribute to circularity of plastic and packaging?

  • Case: Odense Municipality (Denmark)
  • Case: Automatic sorting for plastics (Portugal)
  • Give input: What should be the focus for future projects?

10.50-11.25 CEST/9.50-10.25 WEST: Construction: How can public procurement of circular solutions contribute to circularity in the construction industry?

  • Case: CASIO, How to integrate circular principles in tenders, building plans & specifications (Belgium)
  • Case: Acheterra, Modular Social Housing, energy efficiency, circularity and local biomaterials (Belgium)
  • Give input: What should be the focus for future projects?

11.25-11.50 CEST/10.25-10.50 WEST: Textiles: How can public procurement of circular solutions contribute to circularity for the textile value chain?

– Case: Region Midt, Circular Public Procurement at Hospitals (Denmark)

– Give input: What should be the focus for future projects?

11.50-12.25 CEST/10.50-11.25 WEST: Innovative solutions for sorting of plastics, construction & textiles How can artificial intelligence, sensoring, detection and robotics contribute to improved sorting of waste? And how can public actors test and implement new digital solutions for sorting?

– Case: Fredericia Municipality, Implementation of Artificial Intelligence for improved sorting at public recycling stations (Denmark)

– Case: University of Southern Denmark, Digital sorting of hospital waste (Denmark)

– Give input: What should be the focus for future projects?

12.25-12.30 CEST/ 11.25-11.30 WEST: Tools and next steps 

– Join the network for public buyers

– Toolkit for Public Procurement of Innovation

– Engage in new projects

The workshop is Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

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