In the framework of the Open Days 2014 in October, DG Connect is organising a workshop entitled "Make use of the enabling button for Innovation Procurement (PCP/PPI) to tackle societal challenges in Europe". It will focus mainly on innovation procurement in the health sector, and opportunities for co-financing through both Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

The workshop, taking place on 7 October from 14:30 until 17:00, will highlight the regional aspects of Innovation Procurement, focusing mainly on the health sector.

Two best practise examples will be presented namely the following:

  • The Thalea project which implements a PCP to improve the care for acutely live-threatened patients by telemedicine and tele-monitoring;
  • The Stop and Go project that executes a PPI to improve telecare services for frail elderly people with multiple conditions.

In addition, information will be shared about support given by the European Commission for PCP and PPI in Horizon 2020, emphasising the calls on health. Moreover, the synergies between the Structural Funds and Horizon 2020 on the implementation of Innovation Procurement will be highlighted.

Registration is possible through the Open Days 2014 web page.

DG Connect, European Commission