Project Outline

Sustainable Technology for Older People – Get Organised (STOPandGO)

STOPand GO (Sustainable Technologies for Older People – Get Organised) is a Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) Pilot project funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Union.

The project began in April 2014 and will run for 36 months.

The rapidly ageing population across the EU is placing relentless pressure on increasingly scarce health and social care resources. More people live with multiple co-morbidities, and there are fewer people to care for them.

The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) showed that incorporating telehealth and telecare technology into care and cure services can lead to reductions in the need for people to access services, as well as improving their ability to live better lives in their own homes (e.g., quality of life).

Our plan is designed to overcome some issues identified in WSD and we will illustrate real improvements in Quality of Life, care and carer programmes, hospital in-patient stay, and other service outcome aspects felt to be essential. In addition, STOPandGO will identify the PPI benefits of STOPandGO for industry and the localities throughout the process in relation to the situation before.

By adopting an innovative procurement approach our PPI Pilot will show that the benefits identified in the WSD can be translated from small populations (our pilots represent about 10% of a regional target population) to wider ones, providing for scale uptake of technology and proportional reductions in the pressure on services. We will also show that this approach can be applied across the EU and our Dissemination Work Package.

The overarching strategy of STOPandGO is to pilot an innovative procurement process to improve the lives of older citizens, according to the instrument named “Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions” Read More >

STOPandGO will provide an improved service for older citizens by ensuring good management and governance, procurement, interoperability, legal, ethical and regulatory aspects, coordinated local tendering, quality control and evaluation, dissemination and exploitation. Read More >

The STOPandGO project is split into 8 work packages, each being managed by a different partner. Read More >

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