Cross-border Innovation Procurement in Health: EU Funding Opportunities & Best Practices

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The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research and Innovation (RTD) and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) welcome registrations to the workshop on Innovation Procurement in the area of Health. The event takes place on 17 October 2019, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, in Brussels. 

Designing, procuring and deploying innovative solutions is an important component of every public sector modernisation strategy, especially in the health and care sector. However, the EU health service providers face many challenges, such as funding, a fragmented legal framework, lack of common standards or interoperability and varying user/patient preferences across the European Union. 

The workshop aims to attract a relevant and representative audience (procurers, potential suppliers, regions or umbrella organisations and regulators) to discuss how such challenges can be addressed through existing EU Innovation Procurement instruments in the area of health, such as Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI). In addition, the organisers will present the new PCP & PPI funding opportunities for 2020 and discuss with stakeholders how to best design and implement successful projects. A networking session will also take place during the event. 

For further information and to pre-register, please click here.