Call for Tenders for the Applied Research “Technological Transformation and Transitioning of Regional Economies”

This research should develop an understanding about what technological transformation means from a territorial perspective through investigating the territorial dimensions of economic transformation, i.e. how emerging technologies and new business models are reshaping regional economies in different contexts and in different parts of Europe, and what other spatial and structural changes it may bring about.

The service contract shall provide European evidence on the territorial dimension of the transitioning of regional economies in terms of potential opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of advances in information and communication technologies and cyber-physical systems including, for example, increased digitisation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, energy storage and smart grids, focusing in particular on the transport, manufacturing and energy sectors, where territorial impacts are likely to be strongest and most pervasive.

Furthermore, the service contract shall investigate the various regional and national strategies, and policy measures, that are being put in place to manage technological transformation and to take advantage of new economic development opportunities. It should also capture the readiness and the mindsets of government and businesses prepare and adapt to new industrial realities.

The main outcome should be improved knowledge about the territorial implications of technological transformations and recommendations for European, national, regional and local policy makers to prepare and adapt to the emerging trends and the impacts it may bring in a wider socio-spatial context.

More details are available in the tendering documents.


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 850,000.00 exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge, until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows:

at the ESPON EGTC e-Tendering Platform

at the Portail des Marchés Publics of Luxembourg



Tenders must be submitted in one original and one copy in English language at the latest by 06 August 2018 at 14:00 (CET - Central European Time).

More information

Any request for additional information must be made by email to the following address: [email protected].

This tender notice has been published at the “Portail des Marchés Publics” of Luxembourg ( and at the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union”, dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).