We would like to invite you to join our next webinar, jointly organized by HEALTH NCP-Net 2.0 and GENDERACTION, to learn more about how to address the gender priorities in research and their relevance within HEALTH projects.


The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has now launched its 15th and 16th Calls for proposals under IMI2. The Calls give researchers from diverse sectors the opportunity to participate in ambitious public-private partnerships that will pave the way for the development of the medicines of the future.

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The update of the SC 1 work programme for the 2019 topics has now been 'pre-published' by the Eurpoean Commission. As mentioned in the disclaimer on the cover page, this draft has not yet been adopted by the Commission and does not have legal value. The official adoption is expected towards the end of July.

Download Pre-publication of the SC1 WP

The IMI2 Partnering Platform (set up by the German National Contact Point Life Sciences with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) has now been updated with the future topics foreseen for the 15th &16th IMI2 Call.

Go to the IMI2 Partnering Platform

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.


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.

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

  • 21.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Making sense of commitment

    An EU-funded project is exploring what keeps people committed to a task even when they get bored, distracted or are tempted to stop. The findings could foster productivity-boosting strategies, improve robot-human interactions and even help treat borderline personality disorder.
  • 20.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - An integrated response to food-borne disease

    Human welfare is closely linked to the health of animals and the environment. An EU-funded joint research programme has been created to align developments in medicine, veterinary science and consumer health protection to tackle food-borne health threats in a more integrated way across Europe.
  • 17.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Protecting the rights of intersex people

    An EU-funded project has made recommendations to protect the rights of intersex people and prevent unnecessary, non-consensual medical interventions. This could strengthen European efforts to support sexual minorities.
  • 12.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Early warning for widespread and deadly diseases

    EU-funded researchers are applying innovative techniques to detect early-warning signs of some of the most widespread and deadly diseases in Europe, enabling underlying health conditions to be treated sooner and more effectively, and ultimately saving lives.
  • 05.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Controlling light at the nanoscale thanks to graphene

    Graphene, an atomically thin lattice of carbon, has many exceptional properties. An EU-funded project is developing ways to use this unique nanomaterial efficiently in novel optical technologies with potential applications in medical imaging, biosensing, signal processing and computing.
  • 04.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Mathematical modellers focus on mouse lens

    EU-funded researchers have created the first-ever full simulation of the growth of the lens within the eye of a mouse. It has given insights into how the lens develops and the formation of cataracts.
  • 03.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Boosting the fight against drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals

    An EU- and industry-funded project has built an extensive public-private network to speed up the development of treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause infections in intensive care units, helping address a major issue for hospitals.
  • 24.08.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Faster, cheaper chemical reactions in miniature

    Microfluidic bioreactors allow chemical reactions to take place on a very small scale, saving time, money and materials. An EU-funded project has developed microfluidic bioreactor technologies that could lead to a wide range of applications, including innovative medicines.