The third episode of CHERRIES webinar series -held last October 6th- tackled the topic of innovation procurement in the healthcare sector.
The first two episodes set the scene on demand-driven innovation policies and responsible healthcare ecosystems and in both occasions a question raised up: the innovation frameworks are changing towards more responsible and sustainable approaches, but are rules ready enough to support this cultural change? Is the regulatory framework advanced enough to cope with the complexity of the health sector?
Dr. John Rigby and Samuli Kauppinen debated these questions in their speeches.
Dr. Rigby stated that “innovation is a conversation” where different actors need to interact and exchange. In other words, procurement serves and articulates the demand side of the innovation chain and therefore greater connectivity among health stakeholders is needed.
He then brought some concrete examples from the UK context, with a focus on the Health Innovation Manchester experience.
Samuli Kauppinen spoke about the public procurement of co-created innovative solutions, and he built his speech around the current experience of Procurement of Innovation in the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District. He presented how the InDemand project kick started some reflections on how to support the adoption of solutions resulted from co-creation approaches, and the implications from a procurer’s perspective. Samuli presented the process the Hospital has designed and the plans for its actual implementation.
If you missed the live session, you can still watch the recordings here.
You can also download speakers’ presentations: