We would like to invite you to join our webinar to learn more about the history, aims and activities of ICPerMed as well as related EU projects (such as ERA-PerMed, and CSAs under the umbrella of ICPerMed).

Registration is open until 23rd of November.


The eHealth Hub Platform is an online catalogue featuring different types of actors: SMEs, investors, healthcare organizations, legal and regulatory service providers, pharmaceutical companies, business supporters. By identifying the key European eHealth actors, the eHealth Hub Platform aims to enhance transparency in the sector and enable stakeholders’ interaction to promote and accelerate business growth.


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.

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

  • 03.10.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Vaccines, and their benefits beyond immunisation

    How do vaccination programmes influence child survival in low-income countries? Protection against the targeted illness is not the only aspect to consider, according to an EU-funded project that explored associated outcomes known as 'non-specific effects'. The research focused on public health interventions in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau.
  • 01.10.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Funding for young scientists advances medical research

    International mobility fosters scientific exchange, a key element in advances in all areas of the life sciences. An EU-funded project supports this by awarding bursaries to postdoctoral scientists for research and training abroad - boosting Europe's capacity to make groundbreaking advances in medical research.
  • 28.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Beating immune reactions for healthier heart valve implants

    Existing data suggest that immune reactions reduce the lifespan of animal-derived heart valves implanted in cardiac patients. An EU-funded project discovered how to overcome this limitation, to produce valves with improved biocompatibility and novel immunological strategies that will benefit younger patients in particular.
  • 28.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Rebuilding young lives with cell-free heart valves

    Various options exist for the replacement of failing heart valves. However, none of the conventional ones are particularly well suited to persons in their teens or twenties, say EU-funded researchers who have developed an innovative solution to boost such patients' chances of leading normal lives.
  • 27.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Smarter strategies to treat atrial fibrillation

    An innovative smartphone app developed in an EU-funded project is helping doctors provide thousands of heart patients across Europe with better, more personalised treatment for atrial fibrillation - a major cause of stroke, dementia, heart failure and premature death.
  • 25.09.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Making the most of mathematical modelling

    Powerful mathematical modelling and simulation systems are being made accessible to all by an EU-funded project that is driving innovation aimed at addressing societal and environmental challenges.
  • 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.