Welcome to a new arena for joint innovation in healthcare – pre-launch of platform for the PiPPi Community of Practice


On October 21 you are invited to the pre-launch of a new European arena for sharing insights and finding partners to drive innovation in healthcare, the PiPPi Community of Practice.

PiPPi provides an open innovation environment, a multi-professional community of practice, for all actors who are interested in solving the challenges of healthcare

The initiative is led by seven European university hospital with the ambition to jointly address common challenges and facilitate collaborations between a variety of stakeholders – patients, industry, researchers, policy makers and others with an interest to contribute to the healthcare of tomorrow.

You will be introduced to the digital platform that will accommodate the sharing of unmet needs and collaboration. The pre-launch and follow-up workshops offer you the opportunity to be one of the first to experience working on the platform together. It will also enable you to give your feedback and help to develop the functionalities of the Community of Practice. The official launch of the platform is planned for the beginning of 2022.

As the Covid pandemic has accelerated the urgency of innovative solutions, pandemic related examples will be used to showcase the functionalities of this new collaborative platform.


Pre-launch of the platform for the PiPPi Community of Practice

Thursday 21 October, 2021, 11.00-12.00
With focus on 'Lasting effects of the Covid-19-crisis on innovation procurement in healthcare'

  • Welcome and introduction by Martina Ahlberg, coordinator of the PiPPi project

  • Focus on 'Lasting effects of the Covid-19-crisis on innovation procurement in healthcare'

  • Paola Escamilla Greenham, member of the Patient and Citizen Advisory Board of PiPPi

  • David Konrad, Managing Director, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

  • Joseph Casey, Director of Partnerships and Programmes, King's Health Partners, UK (pre-recorded)

  • Question & Answers with the audience and the speakers

  • Introduction of the digital platform that will host the PiPPi CoP, by Olman Elizondo Cordero, PiPPi team member

  • HoPInN(s): the Holistic Procurement of Innovation Network of Networks, by Rossana Alessandrello, Value Based Procurement Director, AQuAS

  • Closure

Follow up workshops

Thursday 28 October, 2021, 11.00-12.30
Tuesday 2 November, 2021, 11.00-12.30

Register to pre-launch and/or workshops by sending an e-mail to office@h2020-pippi.eu


About PiPPi

This webinar is the sixth in a series organized by the Platform for Innovation of Procurement and Procurement of Innovation, PiPPi. PiPPi aims to capture unmet needs of hospitals in Europe and to identify opportunities for innovation in digital health and care services. In order to do so, PiPPi is building a Community of Practice that involves all critical stakeholders.