Digital Agenda for Europe
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EU funded projects

The EU's research and innovation programs FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 fund projects in which groups of procurers from different countries around Europe are jointly implementing PCPs or PPIs, as well as coordination and networking projects that prepare the ground for future PCP or PPIs.
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More information on the ongoing projects in the ICT domain listed below is collected in this brochure. The following presentation provides an overview of PCP and PPI projects in other non-ICT domains funded by other Commission Directorates General.

EU co-financed projects in the ICT domain that are implementing joint trans-national PCPs

Background information on the implementation format followed by these projects.

First mid term results from the on-going projects below.

  • CHARM - Consortium of road management authorities that conducts a PCP to improve traffic throughput, road safety, CO2 footprint and reduce the costs of traffic management by moving to an open modular architecture for Traffic Management Centres equipped with advanced traffic management, traffic prediction and cooperative systems.
  • PRACE 3IP – Consortium of research infrastructure centers that conducts a PCP that focuses on increasing the energy efficiency of high performance computing.
  • SILVER  - Consortium of local and regional authorities that conducts a PCP to identify robotics solutions that enable care givers to reach 10% more independently living elderly persons by 2020.
  • SMART@FIRE – Consortium of fire brigades and interior ministries that aims to conduct a PCP focused on ICT solutions for smart personal protective equipment for fire fighters and first responders.
  • DECIPHER – Consortium of public health providers that aims to conduct a PCP focused on innovating cross-border mobile healthcare that benefits patients and healthcare organisations through the use of electronic patient records as key enabling technology.
  • V-CON – Consortium of national road authorities that aims to conduct a PCP to improve their efficiency and effectiveness by improving data exchange in the sector through virtual modelling of road infrastructure.
  • C4E – Cloud for Europe addresses the objectives of the European Cloud Partnership program. The consortium of public authorities aims to give a clear view on the public sector requirements and usage scenarios for Cloud Computing in Europe, by removing the obstacles for Cloud adoption and harmonising the requirements from different public organisations. The PCP will focus on services that are identified as missing or need to be adopted for Governments use.
  • IMAILE – Consortium of universities and cities that aims to conduct a PCP focused on e-learning solutions, meaning new technologies and services which address the challenge of providing the next generation of Personal Learning Environments (PLE) for primary and secondary schools.
  • THALEA – Consortium of hospitals that aims to conduct a PCP focused on developing a highly interoperable telemedicine-platform that detects increased risk ICU-patients.
  • PREFORMA – Consortium of memory institutions that plans a PCP to address the challenge of increasing transfers of electronic documents and other media content for long term digital preservation. The focus is to establish a long-term sustainable ecosystem, a reference implementation of the most common file format standards for the assessment and correction of the collections to be archived.
  • UNWIRED HEALTH – Consortium of public health providers that aims to introduce a mobile care path for consumers to enable patient-centric care, using mobile devices and converging interoperable platforms across multiple nations. The PCP focuses on services to improve vaccination coverage and adherence to coach patients with heart failures.
  • NYMPHA-MD – Consortium of mental care hospitals aiming to conduct a PCP focused on next generation services for mental health treatment with a special focus on bipolar disorder.
  • HNSciClouds (contact via email) - Consortium of research labs and institutes that will procure together R&D to develop a common science cloud platform for the European research community with improved data analysis capability and capacity. The project follows from the PICSE coordination and networking project below.
  • SELECTforcities (contact via email) - Consortium of cities that will procure together R&D to develop a standardized, open, data-driven, service-oriented & user-centric platform enabling largescale co-creation, testing & validation of IoE services for Cities.

EU co-financed coordination and networking projects related to PCP or PPI

  • INSPIRE - Network of contracting authorities in eHealth, active aging and independent living that focuses on sharing and disseminating evidence on innovation procurement practices and aims to achieve practical impact on the use of PCP and the link with venture capital activities.
  • SAEPP - Network of ambulance procurers and users that is preparaing the ground for a PCP to develop an ICT-equipped ambulance of the future that enables a shift to more on-the-spot treatment. The objective is to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and the associated patient distress and hospital costs.
  • PRO4VIP - Network of healthcare procurers that addresses the challenge of the increasing visually impaired population and aims to develop an innovation procurement roadmap for early detection and screening of functional low vision conditions and/or support the provision for low vision services.
  • EPP-eHEALTH - Group of healthcare providers that is creating an EU wide network or e-health procurers to identify common needs, engage in open dialogue with industry and develop joint procurement roadmaps for more sustainable e-health solutions.
  • P4ITS – Network of contracting authorities experienced or planning to shortly embark on deploying cooperative ITS, willing to improve the market roll-out of innovative transport systems through public procurement of innovative solutions. The network explores common issues and themes with counterparts from in other countries, with a view to developing a more concerted approach for ITS deployment in Europe.
  • PICSE – Network of contracting authorities that builds on the Helix Nebula collaboration. PICSE aims to identify opportunities and develop a roadmap for shared cross-border procurement in direct response to the European Cloud Partnership's Trusted Cloud Europe science use case.
  • COMPLETE – Network of contracting authorities that is creating a common information platform and support National Research and Education Networks and public entities in coordinating procurement procedures of novel optical network solutions, while synchronising Horizon 2020, natioanl and Structural Funds financing sources.

EU co-financed projects in the ICT domain that are implementing jointly transnational PPIs

  • STOP AND GO - Consortium of local and regional procurers that plan to undertake together a public procurement of innovative solutions to trigger the market and deliver ICT based telecare services that enable care for the elderly that suffer from multiple conditions at the same time such as heart failure, diabetes, etc.

For general information on Innovation Procurement or specific information on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) please consult the associated pages.

Last updated on 23/11/2015 - 12:11