After five years, the project has come to an end on 30th November 2019, and consequently there will not be any activity for Health NCPs or international brokerage events or webinars for applicants in the remaining time of Horizon 2020 organized by the National Contact Points’ Network for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing in Horizon 2020.

All current information on the website will be available until 30th May 2020, but there will be no updates. Please refer to the European Commission’s Funding and Tender opportunities portal to search for health related calls, news and events.

We would like to thank the whole Health NCP community and all those of you who have participated and benefited from the Health NCP Network 2.0 project services.
We wish you a successful year in your role as Health NCP and as participant in the last Horizon 2020 calls.

Your HNN 2.0 Support Team


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

  • 18.12.2019 - 12:06

    Health research and innovation

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  • 17.12.2019 - 01:00

    Events - Biomedaqu Course - 17-20 March 2020, Liege, Belgium

    In the framework of the BioMedaqu Project, the University of Liege and partners are offering a training course covering:

      • Fish skeletal development and anatomy • Advanced visualisation technique for fish skeletal research • Image analysis, machine learning and automation • Skeletal pathologies in humans • Leadership, research impact, grant funding, entrepreneurship, product development & market, and economic modelling.
    Registration open until 21st February 2020.
    For more information, email:, specifying in the subject line 'BIOMEDAQU Summer School'.

    Event Website | Project in Cordis | Project Website
  • 06.12.2019 - 01:00

    Events - RE(ACT) congress – IRDiRC conference - 11-14 March 2020, Berlin, Germany

    Join a major event on rare diseases in 2020: The RE(ACT) Congress and IRDiRC Conference, 11-14 March 2020, Meliá Berlin Hotel, Berlin.

    Young and professional scientists, patients & patient representatives, and other rare diseases stakeholders are welcome to discuss latest cutting-edge research, innovation, and policy with the rare disease leaders.

    The scientific program -inspired by IRDiRC principles, achievements, and activities foreseen in 2020- encompasses topics like diagnosis & artificial intelligence, molecular etiology, innovative clinical trials, patient engagement and drugs for all.

    Blackswan Foundation and IRDiRC in collaboration with EJP RD organize this exceptional joint edition.

  • 29.11.2019 - 01:00

    Events - Human Brain Project & Dutch Neuroscience: Shaping Collaborations - 14 February 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    In this one-day event, HBP experts and leadership will present EBRAINS infrastructure, and demonstrate the capacities of the underlying HBP platforms.
    They will present a range of opportunities for engagement of researchers in the project’s activities. These presentations will be coupled with talks by Dutch researchers, that may be interested in using HBP facilities in the near future. The event will be open for the wider research community.
    14 February 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 27.11.2019 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Creating sustainable value from used nappies

    Disposable nappies, or diapers, are a hygienic time-saver - but one with an environmental impact. An EU and industry-funded project has developed collection and recycling systems that turn used nappies and similar products into profitable new materials for more sustainable use.
  • 25.11.2019 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - New blood for healthcare technology innovation

    The potential for new advances drawing on medical physics and biomedical engineering is vast. Cross-disciplinary expertise is needed to unlock it for the benefit of society and industry, say the partners in an EU-funded network that is helping 15 young researchers to hone the required skills.
  • 21.11.2019 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Pancreatic cancer test to offer life-saving early diagnosis

    An innovative Swedish SME will soon launch a life-saving test for one of the most lethal and hard-to-detect forms of cancer. Clinically validated in an EU-funded project, the test could revolutionise the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, providing early detection with unprecedented accuracy, boosting patient survival rates and enabling widespread screening of high-risk groups.
  • 19.11.2019 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Understanding food choices to create healthier eating habits

    An EU-funded project is taking an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to improving our understanding of food choices. Knowledge gained will help policy-makers to 'nudge' people into eating more healthily, so reducing the incidence of food-intake disorders.