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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 18th IMI2 Call. Information regarding IMI 2 future Calls for proposals is indicative and subject to the agreement of the IMI2 Governing Board on the Call topics.

The Platform provides networking opportunities to prepare for future IMI2 Calls. Drafts of the topics currently under consideration for inclusion in future IMI Calls for proposals can be found on the IMI-Website.

The IMI2 Partnering Platform allows potential IMI2 applicants to identify suitable cooperation partners for the 18th Call of the Innovative Medicines Initiative2. The IMI2 Partnering Platform does not only facilitate the quick and targeted search for possible partners but also displays European-wide cooperation offers specific to IMI2.

Networking via the Platform is open to all IMI2 applicants on the European level.

The EIP on AHA announced the launch of the 2019 Call for Twinnings Support Scheme. The objective is to facilitate the deployment of large-scale innovative digitally-enabled solutions for health and care delivery for older adults. This initiative therefore contributes to the European Scaling Up Strategy of the EIP on AHA and to the implementation of the priorities set out in the EC Communication on digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market.

The scheme targets regional organisations that actively participate in the EIP on AHA that have made Individual Commitments or Collaborative Commitments to the EIP on AHA. They should also hold Reference Site status.

Participating organisations can claim up to € 5,000 in financial support  for each twinning action. This will cover the travel and accommodation of experts from adopting organisations to originator organisations or vice-versa. It will also include expenses incurred by hosting meetings.

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The European Commission dedicates this year’s EU Health Award to initiatives of cities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and schools that contributed or are contributing to a higher level of public health in the European Union through preventing and reducing obesity in children and young people.

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The Annual Work Programme 2019 of the Health Programme has been adopted on 29 March by the Commission.
The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) is implementing the Health Programme and will publish soon the respective calls.
This Health programme is in no connection to the framework programme Horizon 2020 and implements seperated calls.

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The next IMI Calls for proposals are due for launch at the end of June (IMI2 – Calls 18 and 19, which will be launched at the same time). The IMI just published the draft topic texts on their website.

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In connection to the Open Info Day of the European Commission (July 3rd, 2019 in Brussels) and dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” (SC1) in Horizon 2020, we are glad to announce that the Health NCP Net 2.0 will organize an international brokerage event on Horizon 2020 SC1 calls in Brussels, on 4th of July 2019.

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15 vacancies for early career researchers in clinical, basic and translational research topics in the area of peritoneal dialysis and cardiovascular disease.

EU-Project IMPROVE-PD offers 15 young scientists (Early Stage Researchers, ESR) the possibility to work in close partnership with 22 institutions located in 9 different countries in an excellent, multidisciplinary and intersectoral pan-European PhD-level training programme delivered by outstanding academic, clinical and industrial stakeholders.

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

  • 30.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - CAR-T cell therapy advances treatment for multiple myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is a rare and incurable type of cancer that affects cells in the bone marrow called plasma cells. An EU-funded project is using revolutionary cell technology to tackle multiple myeloma, developing a viable and commercially attractive treatment for it and other rare diseases.
  • 25.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Faster rare anaemia research

    An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anaemia - potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases.
  • 23.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Fast, life-saving tests for small labs

    Finnish firm Mobidiag has received a EUR 15-million loan extended by the InnovFin Infectious Diseases Finance Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. Provided by the European Investment Bank, the loan is accelerating the development of fast, life-saving tests for small laboratories.
  • 16.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Improving disease detection through ultra-high-field MRIs

    The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revolutionised clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in an EU-funded project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help patients get the best possible treatment through early disease detection.
  • 16.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Tools for better pancreatic cancer surgery

    Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Technology from an EU-funded project could guide surgery to remove pancreatic tumours and target post-operative radiotherapy to cancerous cells, improving patients' chances of survival.
  • 15.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - How slime is breaking the biosensor mould

    An EU-funded project is using slime mould to produce accessible sensing devices with a wide range of applications, including environmental monitoring and health - helping European industry become more competitive in the growing biosensor device market. The devices can also be used for citizen science applications.
  • 12.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Discovery of biomarkers brings new hope for heart health

    Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options.
  • 10.04.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Different brain disorders, similar psychosocial problems

    A wide variety of conditions can affect the brain, complicating patients' interaction with the world around them. Although the psychosocial difficulties faced by people living with such illnesses are often underestimated, an EU-funded project has revealed they are often similar across a wider range of mental disorders. Thus, more general and cross-cutting approaches can help to mitigate a wide range of common disease-associated psychosocial problems. Greater awareness of this should help improve patient care.