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The Health NCP Network 2.0 would like to invite you to a two-day NCP training in Athens, Greece, on 17-18 October 2018. The principle aim of this HNN 2.0 on-site training is to give a complete overview on Open Access and Data Management in Horizon 2020 projects.

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On 12th of July 2018 the European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2019 funding opportunities of the Health, demographic change and wellbeing societal challenge. This half-day event (9:00-12:00) will only be webstreamed.
Go to the Website of the InfoDay

Connected to the Open Info Day, the Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Brokerage Event on Sept. 3-4 2018 in Oslo, which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming 2019 Health calls.

The registration of the first conference 'Personalised Medicine in Action' of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) is now open. The conference will take place in Berlin, Germany, on November 20-21 and will focus on best practice examples for successful implementation of personalised medicine approaches. The preliminary programme is also available now.

Conference Website

The European Commission launched the EIC prize for Early Warning for Epidemics, a €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics.
It is one of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, which are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

Find out more on the website for the Prize on Early Warning for Epidemics

In 2018, the 10th edition of EC2VC is partnering with Healthequity, Meditecnologia, COMB and eHealth Hub to gather over 150 digital health investors in Sitges and create the event investment forum and pitch competition.

EC2VC includes a pitch competition for startups and SMEs looking for funding. 12 companies will be selected and invited to present their solutions in front of a jury of influential digital health investors.

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Topic SC1-BHC-15-2018 “New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID)” is part of the lump sum funding pilot scheme. Evaluation of stage 1 proposals is finished and successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal very soon.

HNN 2.0 is organizing an information Q/A webinar with the European Commission, in support of stage 2 preparation.

The webinar will take place on 14th May from 10.00 to 11.30 CET and will be open to SC1 NCPs, Legal & Finance NCPs and stage 2 applicants.

Click here to find out more about the webinar and login information.

Due to technical issues with the H2020 proposal submission system today, the submission deadline for the following topics has been extended by 24 hours to 25 April 2018, 17:00:00 CEST:

SC1-DTH-03-2018
SC1-DTH-07-2018
SC1-DTH-08-2018
SC1-HCC-01-2018
SC1-HCC-03-2018
SC1-HCC-04-2018
SC1-HCC-05-2018
SU-TDS-02-2018
SU-TDS-03-2018


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  • 14.06.2018 - 02:00

    Events - Info Day, Horizon 2020 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 12 July 2018, Brussels, Belgium

    Save the date! The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2019 funding opportunities of the Health, demographic change and wellbeing societal challenge.

    This half-day event (9:00-12:00) will only be webstreamed. The link will be published on this page a week before the event.

    The programme will be online in the coming days.

    Please send your questions preferably in advance at this address: RTD-HEALTH-INFODAY@ec.europa.eu.

    Questions - which can also be sent to this address during the webinar - should concern the WP 2019 topics of Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing).

    They may be related to the text of specific topics or to other questions of practical relevance for applicants to these SC1 2019 call topics. We ask for your understanding that we will at this event not respond to questions on 2020 call topics, on issues outside the scope of H2020 SC1 or on Horizon Europe.

    Connected to the Open Info Day, the EU-funded projects Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Brokerage Event on Sept. 3-4 2018 in Oslo which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming 2019 Health calls.

  • 13.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - A meditative approach to active and healthy ageing

    EU-funded research is exploring how meditation training and other preventive programmes can help Europe's ageing society stay mentally active and physically healthy for longer. The findings can help shape a variety of programmes and policies.
  • 13.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Protecting unborn babies from Zika

    A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is helping France-based biotech company Valneva develop a Zika vaccine that is safe during pregnancy. This could protect unborn babies from birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus.
  • 12.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Pooling resources to make better diagnoses of rare diseases

    By pooling patient data and applying state-of-the art genetic methods, EU-funded research is improving the diagnosis of rare diseases that affect the lives of tens of millions of EU citizens.
  • 11.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Fertile research on the causes of pre-eclampsia

    Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can develop in pregnant women. A number of factors are known to increase the risk, but the actual causes of this hypertensive disorder remain unclear. Researchers in Kazakhstan were involved in an EU-funded project that discovered an exciting lead: the baby’s genes also appear to play a role.
  • 08.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - A faster way to spot the tell-tale signs of cancer-causing drugs

    An EU- and industry-funded project has identified potential biomarkers that could indicate how likely a drug is to cause cancer at an earlier stage of testing than is currently possible, which could save drug companies time and money - and lead to safer drugs reaching patients faster.
  • 07.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Mapping climate change impacts on tropical diseases

    An atlas developed by an EU-funded project maps the risk in eastern Africa of three tropical diseases. Now used in teaching and research, it could one day support models that better predict how environmental changes might impact public health.
  • 06.06.2018 - 02:00

    Events - IMI: Celebrating 10 Years of Medical Innovations - 27 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium

    Organised jointly by the Innovative Medicines Initiative together with the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the event will take place at the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

    The goal of this celebration is to highlight the successes of IMI projects, showcasing tangible results that are translated into concrete benefits for European citizens. Deadline for registrations: 19 June