A Novel Approach to Procurement

Instead of tendering for certain pre-specified imaging equipment, Stockholm Country Council who carried out the procurement, asked for a long-term agreement guaranteeing access to the imaging and operational equipment functionality the new hospital will need over a defined time period. This was then awarded to Philips for an initial period of 14 years. The agreement comprises an innovation and training partnership, as part of which Philips will establish a research & innovation hub at the new hospital. The intention is to bring researchers from the medical technology industry, hospital and academia together to forge a closer link between the delivery of care and clinical research and ideally translate into the accelerated development of new therapeutics and treatment methods.

Dr. Diego Olego, Senior VP, Lead Technology and R&D Management, Innovation, Philips