The event held in Krakow (Poland) on 14th and 15th of November, it has had a participation of over 250 people and has brought together experts from the field of Innovative Public Procurement (CPI) at European level.
FOMENTEX has been invited by the European Commission to present its project in the field of health. The SUSTHEALTH-TEX project aims to create in 2014 a group of innovative public procurement for developing smart textiles, flexible materials and electronic components, in order to make more sustainable European healthcare system through innovation and development of European products.
These financing tools designed by the commission will have a strong impact in several European industrial sectors. The main purpose is that European SMEs find an incentive element for the development of new products and entry into the market. Public organizations could be favoured by aid of up to 70% in some cases, as outsourcing companies and research institutions that conduct research and development, as in the actual purchase of the products of SMEs participate in the processes of pooled purchase.
The European Commission presented in this event the new lines of support for the ICC equipped with over 170 Mil within the new framework H2020 program.
These tools contributed by the European Commission in early November, have been rushing in recent years through support lines both the 7th and the 6th Framework Programme. However, the positive development is the strong support resources that the Commission has for the H2020. This confirms its strong commitment to innovative public procurement as a driver of innovation in SMEs.
European health system represents 530 beds and 2.6 hospitals per 100 000 inhabitants, a per capita expenditure of 2,125 € per year, of these 70% are from public attention. This along with increased life expectancy, declining birth rates and the current European situation make it necessary to search for new solutions to improve health system quality and sustainable.