European Commission has published the first work programme and callsDecember 18, 2013
European Commission has published the first work programme and calls for the health, demographic change and wellbeing challenge societal challenge of Horizon 2020 for 2014/15 a few days ago. Horizon 2020 is the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available (€7 billion for Health) over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
- The societal challenge ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’, will involve two calls in 2014 and 2015, with a budget of €549 million in the first year. The first deadline for health (PHC) is on March 11 2014, average project size: 4-6 million. The deadline for point-of-care diagnostics (ICT) is on April 23 2014, average project size: 2-4 million.
- Innovative Medicine Initiative call, the Europe's largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients published the 11th call with deadline on April 8 2014. Budget: 42 million EUR (in kind and cash contribution) One of the topics is on: ''Generation of research tools to translate genomic discoveries into drug discovery projects'': translation of potential targets “inspired” by genomics and epigenomics with a reference to Blueprint
- A call for expression for interest for experts was published as well. The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy. We really need your expertise so please sign in: