Lithuanian governmental organization is working in the environment protection sector. They annually compiles and updates a list of controlled economic entities and this list contains about 29 thousand companies. During the year, the organization's officials perform about 5-6 thousand scheduled inspections, therefore a large proportion of companies who pose a risk to the environment remain uninspected.
Currently, the list of controlled entities and their inspection plan is compiled in Excel spreadsheets. On their basis, an annual inspection plan of companies is drawn up. In this way, efforts are made to select and inspect companies that pose the greatest threat to the environment, but due to the human factor and inefficient work tools, the selection of companies that will be inspected could be improved. This problem affects public authorities, companies and society as a whole, as those who pose a potentially greater threat are not inspected and damage to nature is not prevented.
The Organization is looking for start-ups or SME's who could propose a solution that could assess the level of environmental risk posed by companies.
Possible types of partnerships between selected start-ups or growth companies may be, for example, license agreement (buy a license) or technical cooperation agreement (need a technology to be developed). If the prototype created meets the needs of the Organization and is reasonably priced, the Organization will initiate the open procurement procedures for a solution. They would like the developed solution to be continuously improved, ensuring the proper functioning of the solution. The possibility of extending this tool to environmental tax control and other areas would also be considered.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This technology request is part of an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform. The innovation challenge is focused on encouraging the creation and use of innovative solutions for the government. The application deadline is April 3rd. If a company/startup/innovator expresses interest in cooperation with this Lithuanian organization before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform where it can submit a proposal.