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Cancer Mission new calls published: Deadline 7 september 2022

New topics in the Horizon Europe Cancer Mission just launched with a deadline of 7 September 2022. The following 5 topics are open for proposal submission:

  • Improving and upscaling primary prevention of cancer through implementation research
  • Strengthening research capacities of Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures
  • Pragmatic clinical trials to optimise treatments for patients with refractory cancers
  • Towards the creation of a European Cancer Patient Digital Centre
  • Establishing of national cancer mission hubs and creation of network to support the Mission on Cancer

Details here: LINK

EIC Work Programme 2022 adopted

The EIC Work Programme for 2022 is now available.

Main novelties:

  • The EIC Pathfinder Open has its deadline on 4 May.
  • EIC Transition has deadlines on 4 May and 28 September
  • The EIC Pathfinder Challenges will address topics in environment, energy, health and digital technologies

An EIC applicants’ day will be organised by the EIC on 22 February, with detailed presentations of all elements of the EIC 2022 work programme and information on how to apply for potential beneficiaries.

IHI – Innovative Health Initiative launch – Information event 26th January

Introducing the Innovative Health Initiative: Europe’s new partnership for health

Former IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) turns into IHI (Innovative Health Initiative). IHI is a partnership between the European Union and industry associations representing the sectors involved in healthcare, namely COCIR (medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries); EFPIA, including Vaccines Europe (pharmaceutical industry and vaccine industry); EuropaBio (biotechnology industry); and MedTech Europe (medical technology industry).

IHI’s objectives are set out in the legislation creating IHI. General objectives are to:

  • turn health research and innovation into real benefits for patients and society;
  • deliver safe, effective health innovations that cover the entire spectrum of care – from prevention to diagnosis and treatment – particularly in areas where there is an unmet public health need;
  • make Europe’s health industries globally competitive.

An information day on 26th January this month will introduce the novelties of IHI to the community. Registration is already open: LINK HERE

The European Green Deal, a climate – neutral continent by 2050

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. “The European Green Deal” – a strategy paper outlining the ambition to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.

This is the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.

Supported by investments in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal can be a new EU growth strategy. Above all, the European Green Deal sets a path for a transition that is just and socially fair. It is designed in such a way as to leave no individual or region behind in the great transformation ahead.

The Green Deal is expected to have profound consequences for European research and innovation funding. Many of the newly designed calls for proposals will likely be influenced or motivated by this strategy. Whether you work on agriculture, transport, energy systems or industrial processes, familiarizing with the relevant parts of the Green Deal communication is a good investment. It will help you understand upcoming call topics in any European calls and score extra points in the impact section of your proposal.