Need for innovation recognised at Paris healthcare forum
Public purchasers in the healthcare sector, representatives from the industry and other organisations operating in the field gathered at the first European Forum for Public Procurement of healthcare Innovation in Paris (France) on 30 May 2013 to discuss ways in which innovative products and services can contribute to the healthcare sector’s performance.
The event, organised by the HAPPI project to facilitate dialogue between stakeholders, gathered more than 150 participants from various European countries including France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands.
Speakers at the event included ICLEI’s Ignacio Gimenez, Bertrand Wert, Policy advisor at the European Commission, and Carole Gandon from Resah. The Forum was held during the “Salon de la Santé et de l’Autonomie”, a major healthcare exhibition in France
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