Shaping European Early Dialogues (SEED) for Health Technologies

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2013
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe


In April 2013, the European Commission Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) publicized a call for tender concerning pilots on early dialogues between health technology assessors and healthcare products developers during the development phase of medicinal products and medical devices. The proposal for the SEED Consortium (Shaping European Early Dialogues for Health Technologies) was a response to this call and was selected by the European Commission to carry out the requirements of the tender. The SEED Consortium is composed of 14 European health technology assessment (HTA) agencies, and Haute Autorité de Santé is the leader of the consortium and maintains the consortium secretariat.


The SEED Consortium’s objective is the realization of pilot early dialogues between the HTA agencies and the developers of health technologies (medications and medical devices) in their development phase. A total of 10 early dialogues will be conducted (seven on medications and three on medical devices).

Consortium History

The SEED Consortium will last 22 months (October 2013 to August 2015).


SEED is funded by the European Union in the framework of its Health Programme, 2008-2013.


Points of Contact

Haute Autorité de Santé
MRI/SEED Secrétariat
2, avenue du Stade de France
93 218 Saint Denis la Plaine Cedex

Sponsors & Partners

Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre

Consellería de Sanidade de Galicia

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (Federal Joint Committee)

Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger

Haute Autorité de Santé (France)

Health Care Insurance Board

Health Information and Quality Authority

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Italian Medicines Agency

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

National Institute for Quality and Organizational Development in Healthcare and Medicines

Regional Government. Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud

Regione Emilia-Romagna, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale (Italy)

Stiftung für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen

Last Updated: 04/15/2016

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