9 September 2020

Open call - EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID19

The European Innovation Council is organising a second ePitching to Procurers-session on COVID-19 mid November 2020. The goal is to connect public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC-funded companies providing medical supply and innovative technologies (e.g. tele-medicine, remote solutions, artificial intelligence for data analysis and prediction, supply chain management, logistics) as a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. This specific call is solely for public and private procurers interested in participating.

After the overwhelming success of the first “EIC ePitching to Procurers: COVID-19", which gathered 50 public and private procurers, five large European Corporates and more than 20 EIC-backed SMEs, the EIC is organising a second edition. Mid-November the EIC aims to gather at least 50 European healthcare procurers with 20 EIC-funded companies, RTD’s healthcare programme beneficiaries and COVID-19 Hackathon winners depending on procurers' needs and the challenges identified. The EIC-funded companies will be selected on the basis of procurers' needs for innovative solutions in all forms in facing COVID19.

How can public & private healthcare procurers and hospitals apply?

Are you a hospital or a public or private healthcare procurer interested in participating? Register now by sending an e-mail to bertrand.wert@ec.europa.eu by 15 September 2020.

In order to best serve your needs they kindly ask you to send them your needs (see Excel-sheet here) so that they can select the companies whose innovations best fit your needs.

These can be for example:

1. Medical devices supply chain and logistics management: EIC companies with medical devices to help the COVID19 outbreak
2. Biotechnology / Health - Drugs, antimicrobials: EIC beneficiaries exploring new antimicrobials and drugs to tackle new virus
3. Tools for Prediction & stopping the spread of new diseases: EIC innovations working in the contagion phenomena

A call for EIC-funded companies who want to pitch to the procurers, will open beginning of September.

You can find more information here.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided in the interest of knowledge sharing and should not be interpreted as the official view of the European Commission, or any other organisation.