Recently Moverim followed the Info day on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1, “Health, demographic change and well-being” (SC1) calls for proposals. The event has been organized by the European Commission in order to introduce the updates of the work programme 2018-2020 and the 2019 funding opportunities.
The work programme 2018-2020 focuses on the following 7 priorities:
1. Personalised medicine
2. Innovative health and care industry
3. Infectious diseases and improving global health
4. Innovative health and care systems – Integration of care
5. Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and wellbeing
6. Digital transformation in Health and Care
7. Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care
These 7 priorities will be pursued thanks to 3 calls for proposals:
• Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems (BHC – HCO) (15 topics in 2019);
• Digital transformation in Health and Care (DTH – HCC) (6 topics in 2019);
• Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care (TDS) (1 topic in 2019).
Call “Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems”
This call aims at reconciling better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. The scope of the call may range from prevention, diagnosis, stratified approaches, predictive toxicology, the development of novel and repurposed therapeutic approaches, including medical technologies and advanced therapies, cohorts and registries-based research, to integration of care and systemic digital solutions for health and ageing well.
This call will be implemented through the following five main priorities:
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 wellbeing
Call “Digital transformation in Health and Care” (6th priority)
This call aims at supporting the management of health and wellbeing while empowering the participation of citizens and facilitating the transformation of health and care services to more digitised, person-centred and community-based care models, thereby enabling better access to healthcare and the sustainability of health and care systems. It is relevant to the Commission priorities ‘A new boost for jobs, growth and investment‘ and ‘A connected Digital Single Market‘, as well as to the European Cloud Initiative and the European Free Flow of Data Initiative.
Proposals are invited against the following topic(s):
Call “Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care” (7th priority)
This call aims at multidisciplinary technologies and solutions in health and care with a focus on cybersecurity to assure data privacy, security and protection of health and care infrastructures. It addresses the need for secure and user-driven ICT-based solutions in early risk detection and interventions with big data approaches that enable aggregation of a variety of new and existing data sources such as medical records, registries, social platforms and other environmental, physiological and behavioral data, including data from large scale pilots on smart living environments.
International cooperation is highly encouraged in the SC1. Several topics support it strongly, while others explicitly require cooperation with extra-European partners. Studies proved that the success rate of projects is higher if consortia involve partners coming from third countries.
Some countries can receive direct funds from the European Commission:
• the 16 countries associated with H2020;
• Approximately 130 developing countries (Annex A);
• any legal entity established in the USA is eligible to receive EU contribution to support its participation.
For some other countries there is a co-financing mechanism which supports their participation. These countries are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Macao, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan.