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

  • 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.
  • 22.08.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - EU-Africa... Time to unwrap compatible biobanking!

    As more and more people travel and global warming paves the way for diseases to spread, human health and welfare are no longer the preserve of single countries, regions or even continents. European researchers teamed up with African partners to bridge the gap in biomedical research and biobanking practices between the regions. Its biobank-in-a-box is now ready to be unwrapped.
  • 17.08.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Neurodiversity - understanding the legal and social impacts

    Are neurological conditions like Asperger's syndrome and autism the new frontier of inequality and discrimination? The EU-funded NEDBELS project is investigating the legal and social challenges society faces if it is to be more inclusive of those with such neurological disorders - a concept known as 'neurodiversity'.
  • 08.08.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Enabling young researchers to pursue careers in biomedicine

    An EU-funded project is enabling young European biomedical researchers to organise annual scientific symposia, career days and outreach activities. The aim is to connect them with prominent scientists and give them the skills and experience to advance their own careers.
  • 06.08.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Collaborating against cancer: research drives knowledge sharing

    Leading European institutes are combining their know-how to advance research into tumour biology, establishing an EU-funded network that promises to contribute to the development of new treatments, insights and technologies to combat cancer.