Last Horizon 2020 Health Calls open with a Budget of over €660 Million
The Societal Challenge 1 Work Programme "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" targets health challenges of concern to individuals, Europe and the world. These include rising healthcare costs, the ageing population, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and threat of infectious diseases, environmental effects on health, health inequalities, and health and migration.
Despite significant medical and technological advances, Europe still faces many health challenges. In 3 different calls, the newly published Work Programme addresses some of the most pressing issues: Call 1 tackles personalised medicine, the healthcare industry, global health issues, infectious diseases, and decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and wellbeing. Call 2 focuses on digital health, and information and communication technologies for active and healthy ageing. Call 3 addresses digital security and artificial intelligence to ensure health data privacy and protection of health and care infrastructures.
The Health Work Programme contains 37 topics with deadlines between September 2019 and April 2020. Have a look and start organising a consortium!
If you would like detailed information about any of the topics, please watch the webcasted presentations from the European Commission's recent Open Information Day in Brussels, which are available online. You can also get in touch with your Health National Contact Points.
If you plan to submit a proposal, do not miss our Health Applicant Training in Bern on 15 August 2019 - register today!
Sasha Hugentobler and Nicole Wyss, National Contact Points
HORIZON 2020 NEWS
New Success Story
Learn why the most secure key is not a key! The intrinsic randomness of quantum physics is the ideal basis for quantum random number generators. Dr Fröwis and his team will push this technology towards a wide range of disruptive commercial applications as part of the Quantum Flagship, one of the EU’s largest and most ambitious research initiatives.
ERC has a new Scientific Council
The European Commission has appointed 6 eminent scientists and scholars to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. All of them took office on 1 July. The European Commission has also renewed the mandates of 3 current members. All new members were selected by an independent Identification Committee.
Last Horizon 2020 Health Calls – Presentations from the Open Info Day
All the presentations from the recent Open Info Day on the last Horizon 2020 Health calls were webcasted and are available on the Euresearch Health webpage. If you plan to submit a proposal, have a look at what the European Commission has to say on your topic!
9th EU/ESA Space Council
The 9th high-level EU/ESA Space Council, with the theme "Space as an enabler", took place on 28 May in Brussels. Ministers discussed European space policy, strengthening Europe's role as a global player in the field of space, and highlighted how research and innovation are a driving force for a more competitive European Union.
HORIZON 2020 CALLS
IMI Call 18 and Call 19 are open!
The new Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) calls cover topics such as clinical trials, cancer, patient-reported outcomes, patient empowerment, digital pathology, artificial intelligence, development of medicinal products and engineered T cells, among others. Have a look at all the topics on the IMI open calls webpage!
Webinar on the last Health Calls
Would you like to know which research fields in the health and life sciences are covered in the last Horizon 2020 Health calls? Watch our webinar, which provides an overview of all the open Health topics to which proposals can be submitted. The total budget for these calls is over €660 million.
European Innovation Council Accelerator officially launched
The "EIC Accelerator" was launched as part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot. A new feature is that the SME Instrument Phase 2 grant (up to €2.5 million/company) can be combined with equity financing (up to €15 million/company). The proposal template and evaluation criteria have also changed. High-risk SMEs wanting to commercialise new products with a potential for scale-up can be supported with financing and coaching. For further information follow the link.
Travel Vouchers to visit Healthcare Robotics Hubs
The Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics (DIH-HERO) connects hubs across Europe to create a network for those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. DIH-HERO invites SMEs with limited financial resources to apply for travel vouchers to visit cross-border core members of the DIH-HERO consortium and/or participate in brokerage events for the Technology Demonstrator and Technology Transfer Experiment calls. Deadline: 15.10.2019
EU and Swiss Definitions of 'SME' differ
The EU and Swiss definitions of 'small and medium-sized enterprise' (SME) is the same regarding number of employees (<250), annual turnover (≤€50 million) and balance sheet (≤€43 million). However, when it comes to SME autonomy, the Swiss definition is stricter than the EU. This is important to note if you are applying for the company incentive (CHF 8 000) offered by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation to SMEs submitting a Horizon 2020 proposal for the first time.
National ERC Synergy Grant Information Event
ERC Synergy Grants allow 2-4 outstanding researchers to tackle important research questions in unprecedented ways by combining unique sets of skills and expertise. Join this event to find out more about this attractive funding scheme directly from an ERC speaker and from a successful applicant. 02.09.2019, Bern
Funding Opportunities for Industry 4.0 R&D
Industry 4.0 refers to the rapid, digitally enabled transformation in the design, production, operation and service of manufacturing systems and products. This event will provide you with an overview of the recently published Horizon 2020 topics related to Industry 4.0 as well as testimonials from successful proposers. 22.08.2019, Zurich
Health and Food Applicant Training
Do you intend to submit a proposal to a topic from the Health Work Programme or the Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Work Programme? If you are interested in knowing how to write a strong proposal, register for our Health and Food Applicant Training, which will be held in the Euresearch Network Office. 15.08.2019, Bern
Swiss Battery Days 2019
The second "Swiss & Surrounding Battery Days" will take place at the Empa Academy. The Batteries 2030+ Initiative will present its activities in the afternoon of the third day. The event offers a unique opportunity to strengthen and expand the network among and around the Swiss battery community. 26-28.08.2019, Dübendorf
BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019
Save the date for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Stakeholder Forum. Inspiring keynote speeches, pertinent panel discussions and an exhibition of 100 successful projects are part of this one-day event. Mark your calendar today, registration will open in September. 04.12.2019, Brussels
Space Week 2019
This conference is dedicated to space access and service technologies. It is organised by the Agency for the Promotion of European Research, in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency, Italian Copernicus User Forum, COSMOS2020plus project and Enterprise Europe Network. 09-11.10.2019, Rome