Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia


The Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia), AQuAS, is a public entity of the Catalan Health Ministry with more than 20 years of history. Its mission is to generate scientific and relevant knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the quality, safety and sustainability of the healthcare system, with the main goal of supporting the decision making process of the citizens, professionals, managers and policy makers.

Website: http://aquas.gencat.cat/en/inici/index.html

VALDE Innova

VALDE Innova is a Spanish boutique consultancy specialized in European projects in health and technology (https://www.valdeinnova.es). The goal of VALDE Innova is to foster the long term impact of the involved projects. VALDE Innova has proven experience in European Projects, project management, innovation procurement and digital marketing.

VALDE will act as Procurement Coordinator. This role has been proven to be valuable in the STOPandGO experience to develop cohesion in the procurers group and promote an effective collaboration with the knowledge partners.

Innovation Agency, Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast

The Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria, with around 4.1 million residents. Their footprint includes 22 NHS providers, 20 CCGs, nine universities and a large number of life science industry partners.

Core purpose is to spread innovation, improve health, generate economic growth. By being a catalysts for the spread of innovation at pace and scale – improving health, generating economic growth and helping facilitate change across whole health and social care economies. By connecting regional networks of NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry – responding to the diverse needs of our patients and populations through partnership and collaboration. And by creating the right environment for relevant industries to work with the health and social care system.

Website: http://www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk/

Stichting Smart Homes

Smart Homes is the expert centre on home automation & smart living. This includes areas like eHealth, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and also energy management. Founded in 1998, Smart Homes acts as an independent and intermediary organisation in the complex market of technology for a better quality of life. Main focus is on bridging the worlds of technical developments and those of end-users and service providers.

Website: http://www.smart-homes.nl/