IMI's next Call for proposals is set to feature topics on cancer, tuberculosis, psoriasis, drugs based on proteins, and vaccines. This call is currently planned for January 2020.

The full list of topics currently being considered for inclusion in IMI2 – Call 20 and the draft texts can be viewed on the IMI Website

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.

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

  • 19.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - New processes for safer medicines

    The EU-funded CORE project is helping to develop safer, more effective medicines by improving the processes pharmaceutical companies use to separate mirror-image pharmaceutical molecules, which will boost the industry's efficiency and competitiveness.
  • 19.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - New dual-action weapon in war against antibiotic resistance

    An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded researchers who have developed a novel, targeted drug-delivery technique to treat deadly tuberculosis and other lethal pathogens.
  • 18.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Seeking better treatments for endometriosis patients

    EU-funded researchers are studying the molecular mechanisms behind endometriosis in the hope of finding new treatment options for the millions of women around the world who suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease.
  • 15.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - New cameras to make X-rays safer for patients

    CT scans have revolutionised the fight against human illness by creating three-dimensional images of the body's inner workings. Such scans, however, can deliver high doses of radiation. Now EU-funded researchers have built special cameras that limit radiation while delivering images vital for patient health.
  • 10.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Taming terahertz radiation for novel imaging applications

    An underexploited band of the electromagnetic spectrum is set to enable new imaging systems that are capable of peering into complex materials and the human body, thanks to innotivative research in an EU-funded project.
  • 05.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Energy-saving nano-surfaces inspired by nature

    More efficient, longer-lasting machine and vehicle components, improved medical implants and novel fluid control technologies are just a few of the potential applications emerging from an EU-funded project inspired by the unique ways in which the skins of some animals interact with water.
  • 04.07.2019 - 02:00

    Horizon Europe - Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for cancer, climate, oceans and soil

    Today, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas officially launched the work on five major European research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
  • 04.07.2019 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Biomaterial breakthrough offers hope to diabetes patients

    A special capsule that shields transplanted insulin-producing cells from a recipient's immune system represents a cost-effective improvement in treatment for diabetes patients. The biomaterials developed and put through preclinical trials by an EU-funded project could also have other applications, such as repairing organs.