Funding Opportunities

European & International Funding

number of European and International funds are available to UK based healthcare companies and researchers.

H2020: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors
It is expected that proposals develop:
•the technology to allow the pooling, access, analysis and sharing of relevant data, including next generation sequencing;
•the innovative bio-informatics and modelling methodologies that enable risk modelling and mapping; and
•the analytical tools for early warning, risk assessment and monitoring of (re-)emerging infectious disease threats.
Proposals should be able to demonstrate the feasibility of such extended data mining for the purposes outlined above, as well as its European level added value. The ready-to-use analytical tools and services that are developed should be based on an assessment of the needs of potential end-users in the Member States and on European level, should as far as possible build on and be compatible with existing European initiatives.
Deadline: 16 April 2019, 5.00pm Brussels Time
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H2020: Regenerative Medicine: from new insights to new applications
Regenerative medicine offers hope for untreatable disease and the ageing population, improved quality of life and reduced medical costs. However, so far, regenerative medicine has not yet proved itself in the clinic beyond rare diseases or conditions of limited public health importance. With recent scientific discoveries opening up new approaches to regenerative medicine, the challenge is to use these to extend the regenerative approach to major diseases and conditions.
Deadline: 16 April 2019, 5.00pm Brussels Time
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H2020: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis
The objective is to implement NGS in routine diagnostics for personalised medicine and scale up demand-driven innovation for healthcare systems. This includes organisational, economical, technical and clinical aspects. It should lead to NGS tests, clinically validated procedures (including sex analysis), quality assurance schemes, tools and methods for data collection, management, analysis and interpretation, with a view to assist clinical decision-making and foster medical research and innovation. Transferability and cloud based NGS data analyses should be considered, as appropriate. Input from initiatives like the EJP Cofund on rare diseases and ERNs[1] should be considered when relevant. Ethical issues should be addressed.
For grants awarded under this topic for Pre-Commercial procurement it is expected that results could contribute to European or international standards. Therefore, the respective option of Article 28.2 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied.
Deadline: 16 April 2019, 5.00pm Brussels Time
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H2020: Better Health and Care, Economic Growth and Sustainable Health Systems
This call will be implemented through five main priorities:
• Personalised medicine
• Innovative health and care industry
• Infectious diseases and improving global health
• Innovative health and care systems – Integration of care
• Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and well-being
Deadline: 16 April 2019
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H2020: Industrial Leadership – Dedicated SME Instrument 2019
The SME Instrument provides full-cycle business innovation support. It has three phases, includes a coaching and mentoring service, and applications will be accepted throughout 2019 for Phase 1 and Phase 2:
•Phase 1: Feasibility study. Funding is a lump sum of €50,000 Projects should last around six months
•Phase 2: From concept to market. Grant funding is provided (funding rate 70%) of between €500,000 and €2.5 million. Projects should normally take 12 to 24 months to complete but could be longer in exceptional and well-justified cases.
•Phase 3: Commercialisation. Additional EU support extended via a range of business support services offered on the EIC Community Platform, open to SMEs benefiting from the different EIC calls for proposals.
Deadlines in 2019 for Phase 1 proposals are: 7 May; 5 September; and 6 November 2019.
Deadlines in 2019 for Phase 2 proposals are: 3 April; 5 June; and 9 October 2019.
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EU ActivAge Open Funding Call
ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries.
The pilot aims to reuse and scale up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, as well as to integrate new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms. This will enable the large-scale deployment and operation of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT-based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities.
Deadline: opens February and closes May 2019
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H2020: Widening Fellowships
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Widening fellowships, in particular, provide specific support to researchers to undertake their fellowship in a widening country. This will help spread excellence and close the still apparent research and innovation gap within Europe.
Deadline: 11 September 2019
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H2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-Funding for Fellowships and Doctorates
The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.
Deadline: 26 September 2019
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H2020: Future and Emerging Technologies: Open Challenge Current Thinking
The challenge is to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.
Deadline: September 2019
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H2020: EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Early Warning for Epidemics’
The objectives of the prize are:
• to develop and demonstrate a scalable, reliable and cost-effective early warning system prototype using Earth Observation data to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases;
• to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales and providing support to existing elimination efforts
Deadline: 1 September 2020
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DIT – Tradeshow Access Programme
The Tradeshow Access Programme provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows. The funding helps your business gain: market knowledge; experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows; advice and support from trade experts.
Deadline: open
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