Amsterdam, Netherlands — Solvoz, a digital platform set up in 2019 by social entrepreneur Claire Barnhoorn, received funding from the Philips Foundation to support in scaling their open international platform for efficient humanitarian procurement and tendering, adding modules for the coronavirus pandemic response.
The platform provides an opportunity to incorporate a wide range of solutions, including those for primary healthcare, which can be vital in humanitarian environments, where speed can make all the difference. AidInnov Foundation supports the platform through the build and continuous improvement of a working open global catalog of solutions, products, services and suppliers.
“This idea goes right to the heart of our mission to provide people with access to good healthcare. The intention to allow aid organizations to buy better, and more efficiently, appealed to us,” said Margot Cooijmans, Director of the Philips Foundation. “The platform, for which there is nothing comparable so far, can have a significant positive impact on better spending of budgets and time. Resulting in much smarter and enhanced procurement by NGOs and aid organizations and thus a greater, sustainable impact where it is most needed.”