Funding Opportunities

European & International Funding

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

H2020: Horizon Impact Award
The award aims to show the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation.
The award enables individuals or teams to showcase their best practices and achievements. This will encourage other beneficiaries to use and manage their results in the best way possible.
It aims to create role models and inspire beneficiaries of research and innovation funding to maximise the impact of their research.
They can do this by directly exploiting results or by playing an active role ensuring stakeholders effectively use the results.
Deadline 28 May 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: 5 September; and 6 November 2019.
Deadlines in 2019 for Phase 2 proposals are: 5 June; and 9 October 2019.
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Second Open Call is addressed to cities and regions in the EU that are willing and committed to Set Up ACTIVAGE IoT for AHA ecosystem framework and services in their local ambit and commit the contribution in the evaluation and evidence creation process of ACTIVAGE as well the sustainability and growth beyond the end of the project.
We expect Consortiums of public and private entities involving demand and supply side and technology providers.

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large-Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale 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: 21 June 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: 18 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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Horizon 2020: SME Instrument – Phase 2
The SME Instrument supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and bring to market new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth.
Deadline: 7 October 2020
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Horizon 2020: SME Instrument – Phase 1
The SME Instrument supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and bring to market new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth.
Deadline: 4 November 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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