The EU Commission has published the presentations and webstreams of the Open InfoDay on "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" from 03.07.2019

Take a look at the EC-Website

Taking place in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Quai des Péniches, Brussels, Belgium, the event aims to gather Europe’s researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. The event, which is open to everyone and is free of charge, will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects. This event will be an important part of the strategic planning process that sets the foundations for the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, the proposed €100 billion next EU programme for research and innovation (2021-2027).


The European Commission has pre-published the SC1 Work Programme 2020! Take a look at the upcoming calls and contact your national NCP for advice.

You can find the download on the Website of the EU Commission

The registration for the Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Day 2019 event organized by HNN 2.0 has been extended untill June 4th.

Register now and take the opportunity to build up a network for your Horizon 2020 proposal!

Register here

The Innovative Medicines Initiative is planning to launch IMI2 – Call 18 and 19 on 26 June 2019 with the following topics:

IMI2 – Call 18:

  • Central repository of digital pathology slides to support the development of artificial intelligence tools;
  • Health Outcomes Observatories – empower patients with tools to measure their outcomes in a standardised manner creating transparency of health outcomes;
  • Improving patient access, understanding and adherence to healthcare information: an integrated digital health information project;
  • Establishing international standards in the analysis of patient reported outcomes and health-related quality of life data in cancer clinical trials;
  • Accelerating research & development for advanced therapy medicinal products;
  • Supporting the development of chimeric antigen receptor T cells.

IMI2 – Call 19: Restricted Call
This is a single stage restricted Call for proposals designed to support further research activities to allow existing successful IMI consortia to build on the achievements of their initial action, move onto the next step of the research challenge, and maximise the impacts of the initial action results. For more information, please visit the IMI Future Topics page

Draft topic texts are available on the IMI Future Topics page.

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.


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

  • 11.06.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Brain-controlled prosthetics - from science fiction to reality

    EU-funded researchers and industrial partners are developing a system that allows a person to control the movement of a prosthetic hand simply by thinking of commands. A patient recently underwent surgery to implant some of the project's ground-breaking technologies.
  • 07.06.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Network advances research on infectious animal diseases

    Infectious animal diseases represent a serious threat to farm animals as well as to humans' public health. An EU-funded project is building a transnational network of bio-containment research facilities, industry partners and international organisations that allows for safe research on high-risk pathogens causing highly contagious animal diseases.
  • 03.06.2019 - 02:00

    Events - Young Researchers Event: Ebrains - A platform for collaboration in digital neuroscience - 9 July 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

    The human brain is a multi-level and highly complex system that produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner.
    Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this unique system.
    The European Human Brain Project plays a pioneering role in neuroscience research, uniting experts from various fields in the aim to build a collaborative platform for computational neuroscience.

    This event is open to the entire scientific community but especially targets early-career researchers.

    The programme provides an overview of interdisciplinary efforts towards collaboration for the advance of digital neuroscience and offers ample opportunities for participants to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts.

    Registration deadline: 14 June 2019

  • 28.05.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Microscope-on-a-chip focuses on super-resolution viewing

    An EU-funded project is developing a super-resolution microscope small enough to fit on to a computer chip that can be used to see changes in living cells in real time. Potential applications include a wide range of science and research fields, as well as consumer goods, with the innovation potential to strengthen European industry.
  • 24.05.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Versatile nanoparticles take aim at complex bone diseases

    Multifunctional nanoparticles being developed by EU-funded researchers are set to revolutionise treatments for complex bone diseases, enabling novel therapies for hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffering from bone cancer, bacterial bone infections and osteoporosis.
  • 23.05.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Understanding human and parasite interactions

    Whipworms are soil-transmitted parasitic worms that infect about 700 million people in the tropics and sub-tropics. An EU-funded project worked to better understand its interactions with human epithelial and immune cells, in the hope of identifying new treatment possibilities and alleviating suffering.
  • 22.05.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Bioactive scaffold regenerates arteries from within

    EU-funded biotechnology researchers have developed a novel treatment for atherosclerosis, the narrowing and hardening of arteries that is the leading underlying cause of death and disability in Europe.
  • 16.05.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Be bold and be passionate: Nobel physicist's message to young scientists

    Nobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.