Other supporting initiatives

Where else can you get help?

The European Commission and the Member States are supporting several networks and projects to facilitate knowledge transfer to and training of applicants, often quite specific to certain target groups.

EU projects and networks in the area of Health

Fit For Health 2.0 is a European project funded under FP7 that aims to promote and enhance a sustainable participation of European industry in the health-related sector of Horizon 2020 (H2020). SMEs and researchers will be supported by targeted, cost-free support measures during the entire innovation cycle and all phases of research projects, including first orientation, consortium building, proposal writing, project management and lastly efficient exploitation of project results. Two specific services to highlight are targeted training courses and a partner search tool for health related calls.
Health2Market is a European project funded under FP7 that aims at developing the Health researchers' entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to support the market exploitation of their research results. It provides training courses and webinars in a variety of topics: IPR, knowledge transfer etc. The project also offers several learning courses.
Entente is a European project funded under FP7 focusing on knowledge transfer in Health. It aims at strengthening knowledge transfer offices in universities, public research organisations, hospitals. The project has created a large “best practice” area with helpful documents around Technology Transfer and IPR Management (templates for contracts, Freedom-to-operate analyses, patent search, non-disclosure or license agreement, etc.)
Ideal-ist is an international Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) network with more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries. The network offers a partner search tool to connect newcomers and experienced researchers.
GET is a project  that delivers services to eHealth SMEs and entrepreneurs in order to boost their growth and move them to the next level of competitiveness. The project offers training, mentoring, market intelligence, support and quality contacts, through a range of events.
eHealth Hub is a European project funded under H2020 that aims at providing business oriented services tailored to the needs of European eHealth SMEs, startups, entrepreneurs and relevant stakeholders, and to secure their continuation after the project end via a sustainable support structure, while stimulating the demand for eHealth solutions. Services provided through the project will include a variety of activities helping to attract investment to SMEs, supporting their business model, accelerating commercialization and providing legal and regulatory guidance.
ENATRANS’ main objective is to network and support SMEs in translation of nanomedicine in Europe by providing a one-stop-shop service to interact and share information, experience and advice with up-to-date information and interactive tools, but also enabling personal contacts.