The first Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in Lombardy region successfully developed a new automated system to move around hospital beds and will save €1Mio per year per hospital (tested in Niguarda hospital). Following this success, Lombardy region has allocated new funding for starting more PCPs from the European Structural and Investment Funds (POR FESR 2014-2020). A call to identify R&D procurement needs in the region in the healthcare field has been completed in June. The open market consultations for the new PCPs are expected to start in September.

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Case description of the first Lombardy Niguarda PCP in the eafip toolkit (modules 1 and 2).

Article (in Italian) about the first Lombardy Niguarda PCP here.