SILVER Conference and Workshop on 7th June

The SILVER consortium hosts Final Conference and Workshop, which will be held ahead of the European eHealth Week, on the 7th of June 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The Conference aims to share the SILVER experience with Pre-Commercial Procurement as an innovative tool for bringing new care technologies to the market. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from both procurers and contractors involved in the project’s Pre-Commercial Procurement exercise. Furthermore, the successful robotic solution – the Lean Elderly Assistant (LEA) – will be presented by its designers, Robot Care Systems.

For participants interested in the practicalities of procuring innovation in the fields of robotics and elderly care, the SILVER partners will host an interactive workshop session following the Final Conference. The afternoon session will focus on the lessons learnt while delivering SILVER and give recommendations for future Pre-Commercial Procurement projects.

Both events will be held at the Tobacco Theater (address: Nes 75–87, 1012 KD Amsterdam) and are free of charge. Registration required.

SILVER Final Conference Programme

11:30 Registration, coffee, sandwiches & chicken soup

12:00 Welcome and introduction, Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

12:10 Key note speech, Director Peter Portheine, Brainport Health Innovation

12:40 Main results of the SILVER project

– A presentation on the Pre-Commercial Procurement process from the developer’s perspective, Account Manager Jon Hazell, Innovate UK
– The procurer’s perspective, Strategic planning officer (Welfare Technology and E-health) Mats Rundkvist, City of Västerås
– The contractor’s perspective, CEO Maja Rudinac, Robot Care Systems

13:40 Questions and answers

13:50 Panel discussion on Pre-Commercial Procurement
Discussions on Pre-Commercial Procurement as a means for developing innovative solutions and open new markets, providing lessons learnt and addressing challenges to be solved.

– Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK (Moderator)
– Project Manager Carla Dekker, PIANOo and the Dutch Enterprise Agency
– Funding Manager Andy Bleaden, Metropolitan Borough City of Stockport
– CEO Stephan Corvers, Corvers Procurement Services b.v., Consortium partner of the Eafip-initiative
– CEO Maja Rudinac, Robot Care Systems

14:20 LEA (Lean Elderly Assistant) demonstration, CEO Maja Rudinac, Robot Care Systems
The successful Phase 3 solution – the Lean Elderly Assistant – demonstration

14:40–15:00 Summary and closing, Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

SILVER End-of-Project Workshop Programme

15:00 Registration and coffee

15:20 Welcome, Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

15:30 Recap of results of SILVER project, Account Manager Jon Hazell, Innovate UK and CEO Maja Rudinac, Robot Care Systems

16:00 Workshop session on Pre-Commercial Procurement
A closer look at the SILVER experience and recommendations for future Pre-Commercial Procurement projects: When and how to use Pre-Commercial Procurement to foster innovative solutions for the public sector? How can SMEs get involved in Pre-Commercial Procurement and what are the benefits of involvement?

17:20 Workshop summary, Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

17:40–18:00 Wrap-up and closing, Coordinator Stephen Browning, Innovate UK