Thalea, designing the future of ICU

THALEA aims to find new ways to enhance and strengthen telemedicine in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

The main purpose of THALEA is to enable regional or national ICU telemedicine centres to improve their care of critically ill patients. We want to achieve this by developing a new innovative ICU telemedicine system that will be able to gather information from different types of data systems, analyse and condense the amassed data from all monitored patients into relevant information and to present this information to monitoring physicians at regional telemedicine centres. With help of the THALEA system, it will become possible to give expert intensive care to patients regionally, thus making it possible to give expert intensive care to patients in other hospitals.

The THALEA project is implemented by PreCommercial Procurement (PCP). This innovative process presents an opportunity for suppliers to develop new solutions and to introduce new technologies and products in direct cooperation with the target industry. The PCP process is flexible and allows an early dialogue between potential suppliers and the hospitals in order to optimize the ICU telemedicine system. The PCP process can be very beneficial in a situation where there is no existing system yet in the market. The development work will partly be financed by THALEA project funding, within the 7th framework programme of the European Union.

Call for Tender & Round table meetings

Thalea Call for Tender published
We are pleased to announce that the Thalea Pre-Commercial Procurement Call for Tender has been published!
You can find the tender documents on the official procurement platform of the State of North Rhine Westphalia (search "Thalea"). Tenders published on this platform are automatically also published on TED – Tenders Electronic Daily. The Call will be open until 25.11.2014.

Round table meetings
As a starting signal and an opportunity to meet other parties, we will organize Round table meetings in two locations.
If you are interested to learn more about the Thalea Pre-Commercial Procurement process and the Call for Tender documents, then we would like to cordially invite you to participate in one of these meetings:

Meeting 1: Thursday, October 30th 2014 at 10:00-13:00 (EEST)
The meeting will be held at Oulu University Hospital, Administration Centre, meeting room G340.
Visiting address: Oulu University Hospital, Kajaanintie 50, 90220 Oulu, Finland.
Arrival instructions: Entrance through G1-door and go up to the 3rd floor.

Please register for meeting 1 before 12:00 o’clock Monday, October 27th by sending an email to:

For further information on meeting 1 please contact:
Timo Alalääkkölä
Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Oulu University Hospital
Phone: +358 (0)40 561 4390

Meeting 2: Friday October 31st at 10.00 – 12.00 (EEST)
The meeting will be held at academisch ziekenhuis Maastricht (azM) / Maastricht UMC+.
Visiting address:  P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Arrival instructions: Inside the hospital, follow route 11 to the “Lambert van Kleef” building and take the lift to the souterrain (S) level. The meeting will take place in room 0.04.

Please register for meeting 2 before Monday, October 27th by sending an email to:

For further information on meeting 2 please contact:
Daniel Dahms
RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Clinic for Intensive Care and Intermediate Care
Phone: +49 (0)241 80 35269

Eero Lukin