The European pre-commercial procurement MAGIC project has launched its call for tender to find suppliers who can develop and test solutions to improve stroke recovery, home-based rehabilitation and to empower stroke patients following hospital discharge. The budget for this is about €3,6 million.

The MAGIC project (funded through Horizon 2020) aims to discover innovative approaches to post-stroke care and improve the independence of stroke survivors through Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

This competition is organised in 3 phases:

  • Phase 1 – successful applicants will receive funding of up to €60,000 to carry out feasibility studies / solution development projects lasting 6 months;
  • Phase 2 - successful companies from phase 1 will receive funding of up to €105,700 to develop prototypes of their proposed solutions;
  • Phase 3 - successful companies from phase 2 will receive funding of up to €930,000 to develop their solutions at scale in Northern Ireland and Italy.

Practical information

  • This competition is open until 3pm CET on Friday 9 December 2016
  • Register and apply online
  • The call for tender number for this competition is 601494

The first Open Market Consultation event took place in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland on June 20th; the others were held in Chieti, Italy (June 29th), Turin, Italy (July 6th) and Barcelona, Spain (July 8th). Presentation slides and a video are available on the MAGIC website (under 'Events').

Current solutions

The EU-co-funded MAGIC consortium has already assessed current state-of-the-art solutions in the following areas: Early detection and diagnosis, care coordination, assessment and measurement, rehabilitation, self-management, monitoring and surveillance, peer support and big data.

According to the project, "It is clear that whilst there are some early promising technologies, there is not a market ready solution to enable post-stroke patients to reach their optimal recovery by 6-months post-discharge. Many technologies have potential to provide a solution either by single application or by combining technologies in novel ways."

Vitual reality, apps, games, robotics,...

MAGIC ('Mobile Assistance for Groups and Individuals in the Community') is particularly interested in virtual reality, augmented reality, apps, remote connection between therapist, technologies to empower self-care, gamification, remote vital sign monitoring (beyond standard telecare and telehealth) and robotics. Operators will retain ownership of the IPR they generate during the PCP.

  • Estimated total value of the Pre-Commercial Procurement including VAT is: 3,632,800.00 EUR
  • Consortium members are from Northern Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Ireland, Finland, Spain and Denmark.

More information on the MAGIC website