The European Commission will organize an Info Day on Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' on December 8th 2017 in Brussels. The SC1 Info Day targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the H2020 challenge 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Registration will open soon.

Connected to the Open Info Day of the European Commission, the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering Event on December 7th, 2016 in Brussels, which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Health calls.
Registration will open on October 8th 2017.


The Health NCP Net 2.0 action and the Ideal-Ist Network will jointly organize a workshop on 23th October 2017 in Brussels, back to back with the SC1 NCP meeting organized by the EC on the 24th of October.


Please note that this webinar is for Health NCPs only. If you are Health NCP, please login or create an account to register for this workshop.

The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) is proud to announce the new vision and goals for 2017-2027.

The new vision: Enable all people living with a rare disease to receive an accurate diagnosis, care, and available therapy within one year of coming to medical attention.


  • When: 11 October 2017, 09:00-12:00 CET
  • Where: WHINN - Week of Health and Innovation, Forskerparken 10H, 5230 Odense M, Denmark

Apply to the IV Roadshow in Odense and snatch the opportunity to introduce your digital health solution in only 5 minutes! The pitches will be followed by questions and answers in which the members of the committee will give valuable feedback to your business case. The committee includes high-level stakeholders, e.g. from industry, university hospitals, investors and business development specialists in the healthcare sector.

Find out more on the eHealth Hub Website

The Lean Startup Academy is an opportunity to mature your business by systematically testing your ideas against the market with the support of experts. The course will help you to identify who your prioritary customers should be initially, what is the right value proposition for them and how to reach them.

The second Lean Startup Academy will support 10 European eHealth startups to improve their business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.
This free-of-charge training will be delivered online during ten weeks, from September 25 to December 1, and in one live session on October 19 – October 20 from 9:00-18:00 at the eHealthForum Athens 2017.

Find out more on the eHealth Hub Website

This Call for Tenders was prepared to respond a request from the European Parliament to launch a Pilot Project to "bridge the knowledge gaps for advancing maternal immunisation in low-resource settings". The pilot project is financed by the EP budget with € 600.000, and it includes both a desk study and a field study component. The deadline for receipt of tenders is 15/09/2017.


Today the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.

The input will feed into a new policy Communication to be adopted by the end of 2017, as announced in the recent review of the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy.


Research and Innovation: What's New in Health and life sciences

  • 11.09.2017 - 02:00

    Events - Info Day, Horizon 2020 – 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 8 December 2017, Brussels (Charlemagne building), Belgium

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    With the principle of better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing) focuses on personalised health and care, infectious diseases and improving global health, innovative and sustainable health systems, decoding the role of the environment (including climate change) for health and well-being, digital transformation and cybersecurity in health and care.

    Horizon 2020' Societal Challenge 1 Work Programme 2018-2020 will be expected to offer calls for proposals with an overall budget of about €2 billion.

    Draft programme and registrations to follow at the end of September.

    Related to the Health Open Info Day, the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation supports the following two events which will be organised on 7 December 2017 in Brussels:

    Satellite event on Innovation Procurement in health care

        • limited to 80 participants - First come, first served basis

    Partnering Event organised by the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0

        • the event aims at helping you find the right project partners for the upcoming 2018 health calls
  • 08.09.2017 - 02:00

    Success Stories - Meet the robot designed to look after our elderly relatives

    You're old, you live alone, maybe you lose your glasses a lot or you forget to take your medicine on time. So what do you need? Zacharias the prototype robot of course - at least that is what an EU funded research consortium are banking on.
  • 08.09.2017 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Citizen scientists take cutting-edge research beyond the lab

    Amateur inventors, health hackers and DIY technology enthusiasts are at the forefront of an EU-funded initiative to help make cutting-edge science accessible, engaging and interactive for the public, blurring the lines between citizen and scientist to spur dialogue, collaboration and innovation.
  • 31.08.2017 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Modelling the essential genes of microbial life

    An EU-funded researcher has helped define the core set of genes a cell needs to survive, advancing novel bioengineering approaches for bacteria and other microorganisms with applications in healthcare, food and nutrition.
  • 29.08.2017 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Modifying gene expression for healthy ageing

    Weaker bones, impaired immune functions and increased susceptibility to disease are just some of the many consequences of ageing, but the precise genetic and molecular processes involved are not clearly understood. Ground-breaking EU-funded research is attempting to determine why and how we age, potentially leading to new treatments and dietary guidelines to slow down the process.
  • 24.08.2017 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Metamaterials: revolutionising modern medicine

    The EU-funded ABIOMATER project is developing new metamaterials with properties that can be changed remotely using a magnetic field. This could revolutionise biomedicine and biotechnology, particularly in the fields of optical devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, to name but a few.
  • 23.08.2017 - 02:00

    Success Stories - More sustainable, healthier wine? We'll drink to that!

    EU-funded researchers have developed new yeast strains, providing winemakers with sustainable options to control vine pests, reduce the use of potentially harmful sulphite preservatives, and create new wine products - including fresh flavours and lower alcohol varieties.
  • 23.08.2017 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - BLUEPRINT for research success in blood disease therapy

    The EU-funded BLUEPRINT project has generated extensive epigenome data on healthy and diseased blood cells, developed new analysis methods and uncovered new information on how the innate immune system works.