LEARNTECH ACCELERATOR (LEA) project approved under Horizon 2020!

Program: Horizon 2020 ICT call 33 a

Project start: March 2018 – February 2020

Partners: IMAILE consortium plus

  • additional procurers Torino ( IT ) and Braga ( Portugal) Gothenburg Region – GR ( SE)
  • networks SERN ( Startup Europe Regions Network) &  ICLEI
  • ICT and PCP/ PPI support Oulu University and Sara Bedin

Budget:  1 920 000 euro


Based upon the findings from IMAILE PCP of Innovative STEM/PLE (www.imaile.eu), the project LEARNTECH ACCELERATOR (LEA) will take a quantum leap from being one standalone project to join a critical mass of European procurers who will:


  1. Unify LEA procurers network and “Observer Cities “
  2. Implement IMAILE PCP lessons learned as LEA baseline
  3. Recommend a LEARNTECH Demand policy – 2030 to reduce fragmentation of the public sector
  4. Enable increased dialogue between demand/ supply side
  5. Provide transfer of knowledge for the LEARNTECH community (other procurers, industry, start-ups , end – users and policy level) in order to remove barriers of innovative procurement
  6. Prepare one PPI (based upon IMAILE) and one additional future PCP
  7. Speed up awareness rising of innovative procurement including cross sectorial value chains


This unified and knowledge based action will result in the LEA ROADMAP 2030 including:


  • Critical mass of European procurers of LEARNTECH in collaboration acting first customers
  • User cases for evidence of cost& time saving/ standardization/ interoperability as results of innovative procurement
  • 2030 LEARNTECH market foresight and demand policy
  • Training material/methods/tools for increased competence and dynamic dialogue among LEARNTECH community
  • One prepared PPI based upon IMAILE with lessons learned
  • One additional prepared PCP identified in LEA


Implementation of the LEA project shall contribute to SMART, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEMAND BASED