As part of this year’s EIP on AHA conference of partners, ECHAlliance co-organised a packed session on Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the WE4AHA Horizon 2020 project.
Brian O’Connor, Alexia Zurkuhlen and Andy Bleaden joined with the EU Commission, EIT Health and the AAL fund to lead a session about getting innovators to market and ensuring Better matchmaking between demand and supply side on the AHA market across Europe.
ECHAlliance presented the results of its surveys about the challenges and gaps of the European AHA market from the point of view of start-ups/SMEs and from the buyers side. Following this, there was a wide discussion as to the effective ways to encourage dialogue between procurers and SMEs that will be added into the ongoing I2M element within the WE4AHA project.
More information about the project can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/home_en