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The European Commission launched the EIC prize for Early Warning for Epidemics, a €5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics.
It is one of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, which are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

Find out more on the website for the Prize on Early Warning for Epidemics

In 2018, the 10th edition of EC2VC is partnering with Healthequity, Meditecnologia, COMB and eHealth Hub to gather over 150 digital health investors in Sitges and create the event investment forum and pitch competition.

EC2VC includes a pitch competition for startups and SMEs looking for funding. 12 companies will be selected and invited to present their solutions in front of a jury of influential digital health investors.

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Topic SC1-BHC-15-2018 “New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID)” is part of the lump sum funding pilot scheme. Evaluation of stage 1 proposals is finished and successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal very soon.

HNN 2.0 is organizing an information Q/A webinar with the European Commission, in support of stage 2 preparation.

The webinar will take place on 14th May from 10.00 to 11.30 CET and will be open to SC1 NCPs, Legal & Finance NCPs and stage 2 applicants.

Click here to find out more about the webinar and login information.

Due to technical issues with the H2020 proposal submission system today, the submission deadline for the following topics has been extended by 24 hours to 25 April 2018, 17:00:00 CEST:

SC1-DTH-03-2018
SC1-DTH-07-2018
SC1-DTH-08-2018
SC1-HCC-01-2018
SC1-HCC-03-2018
SC1-HCC-04-2018
SC1-HCC-05-2018
SU-TDS-02-2018
SU-TDS-03-2018


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Why participating?
In continuation to previous trainings on the topic, this workshop will help you to learn more about current projects, study and exchange on their development, submission and implementation. It aims at helping NCPs to better support PCP-PPI proposals, how to combine different client profiles in a consortium and increase their knowledge of specific requirements on these topics. It will be also opportunity to get testimony and feedback from current partners from PCP-PPI projects.

Date & Location:06-07-2018, Brussels

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative has now launched IMI2 – Call 14. The Call has the following topics:

  • Targeted immune intervention for the management of non-response and relapse
  • Non-invasive clinical molecular imaging of immune cells
  • Development of a platform for federated and privacy-preserving machine learning in support of drug discovery
  • Centre of excellence – remote decentralised clinical trials

Deadline for submitting short proposals is 14th of June 2018.

Find our more on the IMI2 Call 14 Website

The Health NCP Net 2.0 is organizing a webinar on "How to implement Clinical Studies in Horizon 2020 projects" on the 5th of March. This webinar is open to NCPs as well as applicants!

Registration is closed.

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

  • 17.04.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Tapping the full potential of Europe's health data

    An EU and industry-funded project is helping researchers tap into Europe's treasure trove of electronic health data, saving them time and money in their quest to cure and develop better drugs for debilitating diseases. The effort has already led to promising findings linked to Alzheimer's and obesity.
  • 13.04.2018 - 02:00

    Events - UKRO Conference 2018 - 21-22 June 2018, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.

    The 2018 edition will take place from Thursday 21 until Friday 22 June at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. The UKRO Conference 2018 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, but also from the UK Research Councils.

    EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants. Registration is now open!

    Book your place before 20 April 2018 for the early bird rate.

  • 13.04.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Trialling tailored treatments for colorectal cancer

    An EU-funded project completing pan-European clinical trials on a molecular approach to bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment marks a further step towards personalised and better medical care for patients - potentially saving lives.
  • 29.03.2018 - 02:00

    Research Headlines - Faster future vaccine design

    Glycoconjugate vaccines provide highly effective protection against disease. But so far, they have been developed by time-consuming trial and error. Now, an EU-funded project is building up knowledge and skills to better design these vaccines in a bid to bring treatments to patients faster and keep European pharmaceutical innovation competitive.
  • 27.03.2018 - 02:00

    Events - Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives - 24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

    The open science platform - Frontiers - is pleased to announce its second Data Services Workshop organized in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 projects OpenMinTed and OpenUp, in which Frontiers is a full partner, and SwissCore, the Swiss contact office for European research, innovation and education in Brussels.

    This year’s workshop focuses on the application of open research data to support sustainable health initiatives. Drawing lessons from recent successes in the use of big data and artificial intelligence in data-intensive health research, it aims to discuss policy challenges and actions necessary in Europe to unleash the full potential of open research data in health for the benefit of society.

    The event features panelists from leading institutions and companies specializing in this data-driven health research, together with representatives from academic libraries, patient advocacy, research funders, universities and the European Commission.

  • 20.03.2018 - 01:00

    Events - Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives - 24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

    The open science platform - Frontiers - is pleased to announce its second Data Services Workshop organized in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 projects OpenMinTed and OpenUp, in which Frontiers is a full partner, and SwissCore, the Swiss contact office for European research, innovation and education in Brussels.

    This year’s workshop focuses on the application of open research data to support sustainable health initiatives. Drawing lessons from recent successes in the use of big data and artificial intelligence in data-intensive health research, it aims to discuss policy challenges and actions necessary in Europe to unleash the full potential of open research data in health for the benefit of society.

    The event features panelists from leading institutions and companies specializing in this data-driven health research, together with representatives from academic libraries, patient advocacy, research funders, universities and the European Commission.

  • 15.03.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Medicine: a view from the Andes

    What are health, illness and healing? An EU-funded project focusing on indigenous communities in Ecuador is exploring traditional perceptions and the ways in which other cultures affect them. New insights could help inform the design of policies to support migrant or marginalised populations from traditional backgrounds.
  • 13.03.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Counting carbs from smartphone photos of food

    Have you ever taken a photo of your meal in a restaurant? Aside from sharing what you are eating with friends on social media, this habit could significantly improve your quality of life if you suffer from diabetes, thanks to an innovative smartphone app developed by an EU-funded project.