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eHealth solutions for improving chronic pain self-management

11 April 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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RELIEF is a H2020 project co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689476.

RELIEF has the objective of implementing a Pre-Commercial Procurement tender to find innovative ICT solutions that improve the self-management of chronic pain patients.

The project has a funding of almost 2 million euro and is composed by 6 partners from Spain, France and Sweden:

BRAVOSOLUTION, the coordination which is a leading group, focused on strategic procurement processes.


·       GIP RESAH, Reseau Des Acheteurs Hospitaliers, Paris, France, acting as Lead Procurer and carries out the PCP procurement on behalf and in the name of a cross-border buyers group.

·        SAS, Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Andalucía, Spain

·        CCU, Uppsala Lans Landsting, Uppsala, Sweden.

Supporting partners:

·        SPH Conseil, Hospital Federation of France

·        UOC, Research Group PSINET from the Open University of Catalonia.

RELIEF will identify eHealth solutions for chronic pain self-management through the development of a joined Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is the procurement of research and development of new innovative solutions before they are commercially available.

PCP involves different suppliers competing through different phases of development. The risks and benefits are shared between the procurers and the suppliers under market conditions.

During the first year of the project, the RELIEF consortium has been working on the validation at buyer’s group level of the common unmet needs to deeply define the RELIEF common challenge.

After that, several activities were conducted to present the RELIEF PCP challenge to the eHealth industry so as to obtain their feedback regarding the PCP tender procedure and the common unmet needs. These Open Market Consultation Activities has served to redefine the RELIEF challenge as well as some PCP tender aspects to be more in line with the expectations and feasibility assessment from the supplier’s side.

Now, the RELIEF consortium is working on the elaboration of the PCP call for tender documents, which are expected to be published next 3rd May 2017.

This RELIEF PCP tender is an opportunity opened to all interested eHealth entities to develop new products and services related to real users’ needs.

All information related to the Market Consultation and PCP tender can be found on the RELIEF webpage:


Contact details

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