The second Phase of the European Pre-Commercial Public Procurement process of the ROSIA project has started with three awarded contractors.
- Pre-commercial public procurement is a phased R&D competition in which several public administrations define a common need not covered by the market.
- ROSIA aims to unlock the telerehabilitation market through the development of an innovation ecosystem that enables the integration of public health services with patient self-care and self-management tools and community services.
- Phase 1 aimed at the detailed design of the solution, phase 2 will consist of the development of the prototype and phase 3 the validation of the complete solution. The total funding is €3.9M.
Zaragoza, 26 June 2023. ROSIA has successfully awarded the second phase of the research competition for the development of three prototypes which will be co-created with the three buyers’ organisations.
Project ROSIA PCP was launched in January 2021 and involves 12 partners across 5 countries. The project’s three public procurers are: Servicio Aragonés de Salud in Spain, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra in Portugal, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Ireland.
The project is coordinated by IACS (Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud) and supported by eight other entities with complementary profiles: VALDE (Spain), Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal), The International Foundation for Integrated Care (The Netherlands), The Decision Group (The Netherlands), Instituto para la Experiencia del Paciente (Spain), PPCN.xyz Aps (Denmark) and the Municipalities Penela and Soure in Portugal.
The potential of tele-rehabilitation in improving the quality of healthcare services is well recognised and substantiated. However, barriers to its adoption remain unresolved. ROSIA aims to develop solutions to overcome these barriers.
The results obtained and the lessons learned during the ROSIA project execution will help the deployment of a telerehabilitation solutions platform, easily integrated into any health service in Europe. The applications and devices of the ROSIA Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing the integration of community and supervised self-care services into the care plan of each patient. The ROSIA model of integrated value-based care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.
The awarded contractors are:
PROHAB is the proposal of a Spanish consortium led by the Research Center Fundació EURECAT in cooperation with the SME Doole Health and the Research Institute Germans Trias i Pujol. The PROHAB solution offers a dual-system-based approach. On one side, a patient management center to all the involved professionals, following an integrated-care approach and incorporating a system to support decision-making. On the other hand, a patient with rehabilitation needs will benefit from an application that promotes self-management, behavioral change, and better follow-up. PROHAB will be ready for integration with third-party solutions and devices thanks to an open portal that enables and supports a unique access point for prescription of remote rehabilitation solutions.
RAISE will be developed by an international consortium led by the Greek Research Institute ETHNIKO and including the Spanish partners Televés, a large company, and the Research Institute Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, the Greek University Panepistimio Ioanninon and Vidavo, a SME, and the Portuguese Research institute INESCTEC.RAISE initiates an innovative set of tools for an integrated patient tele-rehabilitation pathway, whose main pillars are: an open platform available to patients, their informal caregivers and healthcare professionals, integrating the design of the Shared Care Plan (SCP), prescription recommendation, and social collaboration for the tele-rehabilitation period; a catalogue of devices, services and tools empowering and educating patients towards self- management; and a developers’ layer on which the solutions will be built.
REHABILITA+ will be developed by the Spanish large company GMV. Rehabilita+ will be an Open Platform to provide rehabilitation services to the healthcare providers under proper regulatory and standards compliance frameworks. The openness of the platform will enable solutions providers to faster develop high-quality solutions and populate a catalogue with apps and solutions for telerehabilitation. Solution providers will be able to easily focus on adding actual value to their apps or platforms built on top of Rehabilita+ and speeding up the creation of new solutions with high impact in telerehabilitation.
The second phase of the competition will last ten months, with a maximum budget for the second tender of €300,000 VAT included per contractor to develop the prototype of their solution. During this period, a team made up of representatives of the three purchasers will closely follow the evolution, co-creating the solution with the contractors for the alignment of their proposals with the shared needs of the purchasers.
To access the next phase, these contractors will have to go through a new evaluation of their results, in which only two of the contractors will be selected and will have a budget of €1,450,000 (including 21% VAT) each, to be carried out between March-2024 and May-2025.
Successful end Phase 1 of the European precommercial public procurement project ROSIA-PCP
– RAISE is the name of the proposal led by the Greek entity CERTH (Centre For Research And Technology Hellas), which also integrates the Spanish TELEVES, IBV and Vidavo, the Greek Research Committee University Ioannina (UoI) and Trilateral Research, and the Portuguese INESCTEC.
– The Spanish technology centre Eurecat is leading the PROHAB proposal, which also involves two other Spanish entities, the SME Doole Health, and the Germans Trias i Pujol research centre (IGTP).
– The Spanish companies Bahia Software and Rehametric are presenting under the ULTREIA proposal, led by the former.
– The most international consortium is led by the Greek technology centre; Foundation For Research And Technology Hellas (FORTH) and includes the SMEs DyCare (Spain), Konnektable Technologies (Ireland), LifeCharger (Italy), Wellics (UK); the companies PDMFC Group (Portugal) and Uni Systems (Greece).
– The fifth successful bidder is the Spanish company GMV, which submitted Rehabilita+.The first implementation phase lasted three months and each contractor signed a €20,000 contract to develop the design of their proposed solution. During this period, a team made up of representatives of the three purchasers closely followed the evolution, resolving doubts and giving recommendations to the contractors for the alignment of their proposals with the shared needs of the purchasers. To access the next phase, these contractors will have to go through a new evaluation of their proposals, in which only three of the contractors will be selected and will have a budget of €300,000 (including 21% VAT) each, to be carried out between March-April 2023 and February-January 2024. The results obtained and the lessons learned during the project execution will help the deployment of a telerehabilitation solutions platform, easily integrated into any health service in Europe. In the future, the applications and devices of the ROSIA Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing the integration of community and supervised self-care services into the care plan of each patient. The ROSIA model of integrated value-based care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.
EU co-funded project ROSIA closes its call for tender with 10 bids
- A total of 10 bids were received by the 30 June deadline
- The award report will be published on 29 September
Zaragoza, 15 July 2022.– H2020 co-funded PCP (Pre-Commercial Procurement) project ROSIA PCP has closed its call for tender with a promising total of 10 bids received. The call remained open from March 31st until June 30th on the Spanish Public Procurement Platform, where the award report will be published on September 29th.
The formal tender-opening session (Administrative and Technical envelopes) was held confidentially on July 1st. After studying the proposals, confirming that all requirements were met, and clarifying any ambiguities, the total number of 10 bids was formally announced.
Many of the bids were submitted by consortia formed by an international set of companies. Given the broad scope of the ROSIA’s tender, this is another promising sign.
The bids will be evaluated during July and August, and on September 9th the Financial envelopes will be opened in an session to which all non-excluded bidders will be invited. The list of awarded proposals will then be published on September 29th, and the signature of contracts for phase 1 will take place on October 19th.
Following the PCP process, the five awarded consortia in the tender will compete during the design phase of the solution (Phase 1) and the three solutions receiving the highest evaluations by the technical committee will move on to the prototyping phase (Phase 2). Finally, only two prototypes will be selected to enter the pilot phase (Phase 3).
- ROSIA Open Platform, to manage data and communications, and run shared services & solutions.
- ROSIA Developer Layer, to facilitate the collaboration between service providers to either develop, test, and/or deploy services for remote telerehabilitation.
- ROSIA Catalogue, to provide a ROSIA-compliant certified list of safe telerehabilitation digital therapeutics apps and smart devices to be “prescribed” to patients for self-care and self-monitoring.
The project is coordinated by IACS and supported by eight other entities with complementary profiles: VALDE (Spain), Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal), The International Foundation for Integrated Care (The Netherlands), The Decision Group (The Netherlands), Instituto para la Experiencia del Paciente (Spain), PPCN.xyz Aps (Denmark) and the Municipalities Panela and Soure in Portugal.
ROSIA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No101017606
Explanatory workshop on ROSIA’s call for tender
PCP project ROSIA, co-funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, has officially launched its €3.9m call for tender, open until 30 June 2022.
Next week, on 9 May, from 10 to 11:30 am (CEST), the project is holding an Explanatory workshop on ROSIA-PCP call for tender.
ROSIA aims to provide access to public health services to a suite of disruptive innovations in the telerehabilitation market through an open platform and an innovation ecosystem.
The platform and ecosystem will be designed to invite and support third party innovative solutions in tele-rehabilitation, while at the same time be accessible to health care professionals, facilitating the medical prescription of these solutions.
The project is led by the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de La Salud (IACS), and includes public procurers el Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and University Hospital of Coimbra (Portugal).
Companies wishing to bid have until 30 June 2022.
If you are planning to bid and have any doubts about the scope or requirements of the tender, or about the PCP process, we have developed a workshop just for you.
Please feel free to register and join us at ZOOM
Explanatory workshop on ROSIA-PCP
Servicio Aragonés de Salud announces launch of €3.9m call for tenders for European PCP project ROSIA.
Servicio Aragonés de Salud announces launch of €3.9m call for tenders for European PCP project ROSIA.
– The call for tenders will remain open from 31 March to 30 June.
– The project aims to develop an innovation ecosystem that enables the integration of public health services with patient self-care tools, community services and innovative telerehabilitation products.
– The €3.9M investment will be distributed along the three stages of the project: Design, Development and Pilot.
Zaragoza, 31 March 2022. The call for tenders for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project ROSIA (Remote Rehabilitation for Isolated Areas) opened 31 March 2022. The project is co-funded by the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme and uses a PCP instrument to procure the R&D services required by its buyers group – Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (Portugal). A PCP promotes co-creation and competitiveness among international industry to provide R&D not yet available in the market.
The R&D required by the members of ROSIA’s buyers group is for the development of an innovation ecosystem that can support innovative solutions towards implementing telerehabilitation services that integrate professionals, patients and devices. The project is led by the Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), who execute the joint procurement on behalf of the buyers group.
Companies wishing to bid have until 30 June 2022 to submit their bids. Due to the broad scope of the call’s requirements, bidders will need to create consortia and bid jointly. There is a matchmaking tool available for this purpose on the project’s website.
The opening of envelopes is scheduled for 1 July and the final award for 19 October. Bidding consortia will enter a first competitive phase of design proposing an ecosystem model that engages technological, health and community trends. This phase will run from October 2022 to February 2023 and up to 5 successful bidders will be selected to participate in it. The total budget for this phase is €100,000 (including 21% VAT). Only three of these bidders will move on to the development phase, worth €900,000 (including 21% VAT) and to be carried out between March 2023 and January 2024, and only two bidding teams will move on to the subsequent pilot phase and will be able to implement, test and validate their proposal in the public health system, including clinical practice and the incorporation of tele-rehabilitation devices in a real environment. This last phase will last 14 months, between March 2024 and May 2025, and has been allocated €2,900,000 (including 21% VAT). The pilots will be implemented in Somontano and Teruel (Aragon, Spain), Penela and Soure (Coimbra, Portugal) and CHO Areas 6 and 7 (Ireland).
The results obtained and the lessons learned during the project will help the deployment of a platform of solutions for telerehabilitation that may be easily integrated in any health service in Europe. In the future, the applications and devices comprising a ROSIA Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing the integration of both community and supervised self-care services into the care plan of each patient. ROSIA’s model of integrated value-based care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.
ROSIA Newsletter #1
We are glad to share with you ROSIA’s first Newsletter, where among other things you can find a summary of the first year of the project, a message to potential bidders, the conclusions reached from ROSIA‘s Open Market Consultation held last summer, and the main figures and dates for the upcoming Call-For-Tenders.
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More than 40 companies express interest in participating in the design of a telerehabilitation system for remote areas in Europe
Project ROSIA’s procurement will be channelled through a Pre-Commercial Instrument (PCP) and will invest € 9 million
ROSIA will enable, from 12 July to 3 September, an online tool to help organisations find potential partnerships in meeting the tender
Zaragoza, July 7 2021 .- A total of 42 companies have expressed interest in participating in the design of the telerehabilitation services Europe wants to set up for remote or sparsely populated areas; organisations involved in patient care platforms, tele-rehabilitation services, virtual reality, sensors and monitoring software, have presented their solutions at some of the four information events that ROSIA has organised during the month of June.
These organisations have been the first to showcase their solutions for a system that is expected to revolutionise healthcare in areas where low population density and the advanced age of residents mean it is very difficult to offer a face-to-face rehabilitation services.
ROSIA’s informative events are a preparatory step for the tender it will be launching spring 2022, co-funded by the European Commission’s H2020 programme, and where € 3.9 million will be invested. The events have been useful in identifying the technologies that are being developed in the market, and have allowed their promoters to form alliances that will help them meet the requirements of next year’s tender.
ROSIA is working on tools to help the various interested organisations design their proposals. To this end, the preliminary market consultation will be launched 12 July, and from then until 3 September, interested organisations will be able to access information on the requirements of the tender as well as an online tool that helps in the search for potential partners. All of this information and more will be available on ROSIA’s website: ROSIA’s website
The aim is to involve organisations developing applications and devices that can become part of ROSIA’s catalog of telerehabilitation services, as well as organisations that provide open platforms to enable the connection of these applications. ROSIA is also interested in projects specialising in the management of socio-community services related to telerehabilitation or that have experience in monitoring and motivating patients.
Three public procurers form ROSIA’s buyers’ group: Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and the Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (Portugal). They plan to acquire, through a Public Procurement of Innovation instrument (PPI), the design of the future’s tele-rehabilitation services for remote areas.
The project focuses on the development of an intelligent platform for tele-rehabilitation services designed for patients in remote areas. Applications and devices from ROSIA’s Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing community supported and supervised self-care services to be integrated into patients’ care plans. ROSIA’s value-based model of integrated care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.
ROSIA is a project funded by the European research and development programme Horizon2020 under GA 101017606.
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