Population ageing is one of the greatest social and economic challenges the EU is facing: 37% of the European population is expected to be aged 60 or over by 2050 and 80% of people over 65 have at least one chronic disease. In addition, health problems result in 10% of the population leaving their jobs, which translates to a €240 billion loss in EU productivity (equal to ca. 2% of EU GDP). Without fundamental changes, the OECD estimates health expenditure will rise to over 10% of EU GDP.
The EU has identified four overarching healthcare challenges in the 2018-2020 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing” Work Programme: rising and unsustainable healthcare costs, influence on health of external environmental factors including climate change, risk of losing our ability to protect the population against the threats of infectious diseases, and health inequalities and access to health and care. This last Work Programme for Horizon 2020, includes over 65 topics for a total budget of approx. €2 billion. It is organised into several priority areas including: personalised medicine, decoding the role of the environment for health, infectious diseases and improving global health, innovative healthcare industry, integration of care, digital transformation/eHealth, and big data solutions for cybersecurity in health and care.
For more information, join the Euresearch webinar on these upcoming Health topics on 23 November, or contact your Euresearch Health team. Have you already identified a topic of interest? The Euresearch Health Applicant Training on 14 December in Zurich is your opportunity to obtain valuable information, tools and tips for your proposal!
Agnes Szeberenyi, Scientific Advisor Health
HORIZON 2020 NEWS
EEN Group Moves to Innosuisse
On 1 January 2018, the Enterprise Europe Network team will move from Euresearch to Innosuisse, the new Swiss Innovation Agency. The website will remain the same (see link below) and the contact details will be updated soon. All international partnership services will continue to be free of charge!
Euresearch Info Event Follow-up
The 31 October event on the new Horizon 2020 calls for the years 2018-2020 was a great success! More than 100 researchers from companies and universities participated in the information and networking sessions organised by the Euresearch National Contact Points and the Enterprise Europe Network team.
Horizon 2020 Results
Would you like to know more about successful projects, success rates or types of organisations involved in Horizon 2020? This and more can now be found on the European Commission's website on projects and results – a valuable source of information on projects funded by the EU from 1990 on.
HORIZON 2020 CALLS
Health Call Launch
The European Commission published the SC1 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" Work Programme for 2018-2020. The most recent launch of topics was on 7 November and all the information is available on the Participant Portal.
IMI2 – Call 13 Future Topics
Find out more about the upcoming Innovative Medicines Initiative topics on their website. The published topic calls are draft versions and as such have not yet been adopted or endorsed by the European Commission.
FET Flagship Call Launched
The Call for Preparatory Actions for the new FET Flagships is now open. Proposals must target one of 3 main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and the Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
EIC SME Instrument Calls Open!
Since 7 November 2017, the "SME Instrument" and "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) have become a central part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. The EIC pilot brings together several innovation support schemes and actions financed by the European Commission. Get all the details by contacting your local Euresearch office.
Great Start for Swiss participation in SME Instrument
Swiss companies are already making their presence felt in the SME Instrument, having taken a large share of the funding for the Phase 1 September 2017 deadline, with an amazing 10 projects funded. Congratulations to those involved! Swiss EEN looks forward to working with you all over the coming months.
Horizon 2020 Health Applicants Training
Are you planning a proposal for the 2018 Health calls? No matter if your planned role is task or work package leader, coordinator or partner, register for the full-day training on 14 December in Zurich to receive targeted information and advice for your proposal. 14.12.2017, Zurich
ERC CoG Applicant Training
Are you planning an ERC Consolidator Grant proposal? Join the Euresearch training for researchers applying to the open call. You will receive information and tips on the different parts of the application. This workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory. 09.01.2018, Bern
Art-driven Innovation in Horizon 2020
Join the workshop on the European Commission initiative "STARTS – The Arts stimulating innovation". This Horizon 2020 topic supports art-driven innovation in European RDI projects through the inclusion of artists in research consortia. 19.12.2017, Bern
Workshop on Innovation Procurement in Health
Would you like to understand more about Innovation Procurement? The EC is organising a workshop on Innovation Procurement and the upcoming topics in the 2018-2020 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" Work Programme. 07.12.2017, Brussels
Horizon 2020 WP 2018-2020 Transport Info Day
This event addresses potential applicants in SC4 "Smart, green and integrated transport". The EC, in collaboration with INEA, will present the new Work Programme for 2018-2020. The event will be streamed in real time. 13.12.2017, Brussels