Past Events

28 June 2021, 09:00 - 13:00 -

Building the capacity of health care systems through European cooperation in Innovation Procurement

Building the capacity of health care systems through European cooperation in Innovation Procurement

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During the course of 3 sessions, guests from the public and the private sector will try to better understand the needs of health care stakeholders, identify barriers they face when designing and deploying innovation procurement processes, and discuss ongoing and past best practices to overcome them at a national and EU level. The European Commission will also present opportunities to support innovation procurement offered by European funding programmes, of interest to potential applicants.

You can already register (mandatory) and fill in a 5’ survey (optional) here.

The link, details on how to access the event online and final agenda will be communicated close to the workshop date to registered participants.

Draft agenda


Irene Norstedt, Director, European Commission, DG RTD D (People)

Session 1

Increased capacity and resilience of EU health care systems: opportunities for Innovation procurement in Horizon Europe

Orestis Kalliantzidis, Policy Officer, DG CNECT H.3 (eHealth, Well-being & Ageing)

Jerome de Barros, Policy Officer, RTD D.2 (Health Innovations & Ecosystems)

Session 2

Instruments, ecosystems and tools for excellence in health care Innovation Procurement

Bertrand Wert, Project Advisor, EISMEA E.02 (EIC Transition Activities & BAS)

Ivo Locatelli, Senior Expert, DG GROW C.2 (Public Procurement)

Samira Boussetta, Policy Officer, DG GROW C.2

Stefan Corvers, European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) initiative

Marlene Grauer, Project Coordinator, PROCURE2INNOVATE

Session 3 (Panel discussion)

Bringing down barriers and stimulating innovation with procurement: the experience of stakeholders


Lieve Bos, Policy Officer, CNECT F.3 (Digital Innovation & Blockchain)


María Bezunartea Álvarez, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (IACS)

Thomas Lethenborg, CEO, Monsenso

Carlos Chiatti, Founder & Chairman, Tech4Care srl


Carmen Laplaza Santos, Head of Unit, RTD D.2 (Health Innovations & Ecosystems)

For any queries, please contact  RTD-INNOVATION-PROCUREMENT-