Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future logo

New project launched for innovation in chronic pain self-management

With a budget of nearly € 2 million, the new Horizon 2020 RELIEF project will use pre-commercial procurement to help improve chronic pain relief through innovative ICT self-management solutions.


In its first phase, the RELIEF experts will conduct a pre-study or 'solution exploration' where several different solutions are explored.

A second phase will include prototype development of the solutions that are judged most promising. This will be followed by the development of a small test-batch of some of the remaining solutions. Eventually one or few of the remaining solutions will be selected for commercial roll-out.

More wellbeing and empowerment

As a result, the RELIEF project will both foster the market uptake of these innovative solutions, and improve the wellbeing and empowerment of chronic pain patients. Moreover, RELIEF will contribute to making healthcare systems more efficient.

RELIEF will receive a funding of almost € 2 million throughout three years.

The project started in February 2016 and it involves six partners from three European countries: Spain, France and Sweden. BravoSolution (Spain) is the coordinator, giving its expertise in strategic procurement management.

Public health procurers are also well represented by SAS (Spain), RESAH IDF (France) and Uppsala County Council (Sweden). The Federation of Hospitals in France and the Research Group PSINET from the Open University of Catalonia (Spain) complete the consortium.

More information:


Related content

RELIEF: Procuring eHealth in the fight against chronic pain

Event | 01 December 2016

The EU-funded RELIEF project aims to innovate chronic pain self-management through procuring the best digital solutions. They started an open market consultation, this way the consortium will get insight into the market, the state of the art and future developments. Three workshops will be held: 1/12 in Paris, 9/12 in Uppsala, 14/12 in Córdoba. You can also have your say in the online questionnaire.