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Innovative PROcurement for Visual Impaired People

Objective

Taking into account the objectives of Vision 2020, the WHO's 2006 initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness. When globally people with low vision are increasing as a result of the ageing of the world’s population. Where low vision not only affects the independence but has significant psychosocial and economic impact on the individual, the family and society. Major consequences of vision impairment include a child’s ability to pursue education and an adult’s ability for high quality employment, risk of falls, difficulties with daily living and increased dependence.

PRO4VIP project has the objectives of : (1) the creation of an European wide network of procurers (RITT, US, FVG, BFW, AQuAS); (2) the definition of a common innovation procurement roadmap in the short term and in the long term and (3) the definition of the public procurement of innovation procedure(s) that best meet(s) their needs (that could be either a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or a Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) or both) and that in line with Vision 2020 would either support the early detection and the screening of functional low vision conditions or would support the provision for low vision services.

This will be achieved through a staged process whose main steps are: (1) the identification of the shared procurement needs; (2) the analysis of the state of the art, the technologies available in the market and the existing patents; (3) the engagement in open dialogues with other procurers, end-users and suppliers; (4) the analysis of the different public procurement of innovation options; and (5) the definition of the selected procurement procedure(s).

The consortium is an interdisciplinary team composed of procurers interested in the topic from different perspectives (Health, social & Assistive Technology), with entities having the expertise to support them in identifying their common needs, validate them with the end users, other procurers and the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AGENCIA DE QUALITAT I AVALUACIO SANITARIES DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 81 95 2 Piso
08005 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 113 627,50

Participants (11)

BEDIN SARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 615
Address
Via Amerigo Vespucci 11 Fabbricato 2
20093 Cologno Monzese Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 350
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO REGIONALE RITTMEYER PER I CIECHI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 29 998,75
Address
Viale Miramare 119
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGIONE AUTONOMA FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 566
Address
Piazza Unita D Italia 1
34121 Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AREA DI RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 83 995
Address
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNION EUROPEENNE DES AVEUGLES UEAASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 44 555
Address
Rue Gager Gabillot 6
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
BERUFSFORDERUNGSWERK DUREN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH ZENTRUM FUR BERUFLICHE BILDUNG BLINDER UND SEHBEHINDERETER MENSCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 910
Address
Karl Arnold Strasse 132-134
52349 Duren
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION BARCELONA MACULA FOUNDATION RESEARCH FOR VISION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 235
Address
Carrer Horaci 41/43 Esc B
08022 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZENIT ZENTRUM FUR INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 312,50
Address
Bismarckstrasse 28
45470 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECRIN EUROPEAN CLINICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
France
EU contribution
€ 20 072,50
Address
5 Rue Watt
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UCL PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 688,75
Address
170 Tottenham Court Road
W1T 7HA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)