Call for Tender “Stress reduction of patients, undergoing surgical interventions, during the entire care path”

Be aware and apply!

The Horizon 2020-funded project named STARS “Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance and Recovery Services” will publish the call for tender on 1 February 2019. The deadline for submission of proposals will be 30 April 2019.

Five leading European hospitals under the lead of Maastricht UMC+ challenge the industry to design and develop a resilient personalised support tool for patients, undergoing surgical interventions, with the aim of reducing stress and improving health condition during the entire care path. Reduction of the stress, experienced by patients, will improve the quality of life, reduce the pre- and postoperative complications, reduce drug consumption and medication.

The call documents will be published on the TED platform (https://ted. General information about the project is available on the STARS webpage:, also linking to the call for tender after publication in TED.
If you are interested, you can be listed on the website, in order to find cooperation partners for the call. Further information here:

Reduction of patient stress in case of elective surgery

Five leading European hospitals challenge the European industry to design and develop a resilient support tool to be applied in the field of patients planned for surgery, withthe aim of reducing stress during the entire care path.

Providing personalised information in all steps of the patient journey for their surgical intervention.

Providing timely information about what is expected from the patients and caregivers at each phase.

Transmitting perceived stress and pain to the clinical team, so that they may intervene.

Enabling direct communication between patients and health care professionals during the care path.

Enabling autonomy
Creating a friendly and personalised environment in the hospital.