Since our call for contributions in February we have received a great response and have now completed the new guidebook for small- and medium-sized businesses on the new markets emerging around social, green, innovative and electronic public procurement together with ACC10, the Catalan Competitiveness Agency and the euroPROC consortium.
The English edition of the guidebook is to be launched at a conference in Barcelona in June 2011, but participants of our Summit on Service Innovation in Cities on May 12 2011 will receive advance copies hot of the press. It is expected to be translated into 10 languages over the coming months.
With over 25 contributors such as leading policy makers in the UK Government's sustainable and open data programmes; Business leaders such as Oracle's Global Senior VP for Public Sector, Education and Health; and 16 case studies of small businesses using innovative, green or socially responsible procurement measuress to open new markets.
We worked closely with Base Design to deliver a stunning visual approach to the complex themes that should inspire business leaders to enter a market valued at 16% of world GDP.
Stay tuned for more.