EHPPA becomes an associate member of the HAPPI Project!

The HAPPI (Healthy Ageing – Public Procurement of Innovation) project seeks to establish the conditions for health institutions throughout Europe to collaborate in the purchase of "ageing well" and health innovative products, services and solutions for the long term.


Co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by RESAH, the project (10 partners, 6 countries) aims at creating a network of public buyers of innovation in health and will launch a joint cross-border Procurement of innovative solutions for ageing well by the end of 2014. The project is focused on the procurement of existing innovation, meaning off-the-shelf solutions new to the market.

During the last steering committee which took place in Paris this month, the consortium of the HAPPI project agreed on an association with EHPPA which implies that our organization becomes an associate member of the project.

Through this association, EHPPA will be able to disseminate the innovative solutions selected following the procurement procedure throughout Europe. Therefore, all European hospitals and nursing homes which aren’t members of the Central Purchasing Bodies of the consortium will have the possibility to purchase healthy ageing innovations under favourable conditions.

This cooperation will increase the influence of EHPPA in the European public procurement health secto