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Registration for the IMI2 – Call 15 and 16 webinars is now open via the IMI website. The webinars will run from 4 to 23 July inclusive and will address all IMI Call topics as well as our rules and procedures and opportunities for SMEs. Registration is free but obligatory.

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.

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

  • 22.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Better management and treatment of neurological diseases

    Management and treatment of neurological diseases is one of the biggest challenges facing medicine today. EU-funded researchers are developing computational tools to improve understanding of how such diseases progress as a means to help treat patients.
  • 21.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Speeding up the search for tuberculosis vaccines

    An EU-funded project aims to identify and maximise the potential of novel vaccines to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. These could save lives, stem the spread of infection and shorten treatment for the often deadly, airborne disease.
  • 20.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Getting to grips with autoimmunity

    Why does the body attack itself? EU-funded researchers have discovered new details about how faults in a specific gene trigger such activity, increasing our understanding of the roots of autoimmune diseases like arthritis and lupus and raising hopes of finding new treatment approaches.
  • 19.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - New approach to advance drug pipeline for cystic fibrosis

    For patients with rare genetic mutations of the debilitating disease cystic fibrosis, there are few options for effective treatment. EU-funded researchers are working to meet their needs, using new developments in personalised medicine to advance the testing of novel and promising drugs.
  • 18.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Mobile technology solutions to monitoring medicines

    An EU- and industry-funded project has developed a mobile app enabling patients and healthcare professionals to more easily report suspected adverse drug reactions. It has also analysed social media to assess drug safety. Both initiatives have shown potential for strengthening the monitoring of medicines.
  • 15.06.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Arming Europe to fight iodine deficiency

    An EU-funded project has established a data-collection and evaluation infrastructure to monitor iodine deficiency across Europe. The project's database and EU-wide monitoring system will feed into national efforts to ensure Europeans get enough iodine to stay healthy.
  • 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.