EIT Health Sum­mit 2024: save the date

Policymakers, start-ups, investors, educators, healthcare professionals and others will join forces at the 2024 European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health Summit (18-19 April 2024, Rotterdam).

Over 2 days, participants will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders outside of their existing network, opening doors for potential new collaborations and gaining visibility for their work.

Save the date and stay tuned for more info about the programme!

Source: EIT

Ho­ri­zon Europe Info Days on Cluster 4

Registration is still open for the Ho­ri­zon Europe Info Days on Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space”!

The European Commission is organising an online info event on 11-12 October 2023, to inform interested parties about the upcoming funding opportunities of the 2024 Horizon Europe calls in Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space”.

In addition to hearing about the call topics from EC speakers, potential applicants will be able to ask questions during this two-day event.

Registration is free but mandatory using this link.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

Targeted Consultation under the Proposed New European Bauhaus Mission

The European Commission proposed to establish a sixth mission under Horizon Europe dedicated to the New European Bauhaus to make the green transformation of the built environment more accessible, affordable and attractive to neighbourhoods.

The EC launched a survey to shape this potential future mission. The purpose of this targeted consultation is to gather the views of the professional community on the R&I needed for the transformation of the construction ecosystem, in order to identify and define the right components to design this potential future mission.

Help shape this potential future mission by filling in the survey available using this link.

Source: European Commission

Swiss Accelerator Call 2023 now open

Innosuisse has opened a new call for applications for the Swiss Accelerator, which is aimed at Swiss SMEs or start-ups. Applications to the Swiss Accelerator are made via a three-stage process:

  1. Short application to be submitted through the Innosuisse online application platform, until the submission deadline of 9 October 2023;
  2. Full application to be submitted upon invitation based on Innosuisse’s evaluation of the short application;
  3. Presentation to Innosuisse upon invitation based on the evaluation of the full application. The Innovation Council then makes the final funding decision.

Learn more about the requirements for the short application, funding, evaluation criteria etc. by visiting the Innosuisse website.

For more information, a webinar organised by Innosuisse will be on 12 September. Registration is mandatory at this link.

Source: Innosuisse

Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society Calls 2024 in Horizon Europe

Three main events are being organised for researchers in Social Sciences and the Humanities.

1. Info Event - 5 October 2023

    An online Info Day will give an overview of upcoming calls and partnering tools for Horizon Europe, Cluster 2. This cluster covers numerous transdisciplinary R&I opportunities in areas such as Democracy & Governance, Cultural & Creative Industries, European Cultural Heritage, and Social and Economic Transformations.

    This event targets Swiss-based researchers and innovators from academia as well as SMEs and other organisations active in technology-driven and/or social and economic disciplines related to the relevant fields of expertise.

    Link to the programme & registration.

    2. Brokerage Event - 18 October 2023

    An online Brokerage Event will give potential applicants the opportunity to search for partners and build up project consortia.

    More info about the networking platform & registration link available here.

    3. Pre-proposal Check Session - 8 November 2023

    A Pre-Proposal Check Session for applicants will be held subsequent to the Brokerage Event. The selected pre-proposals will be reviewed by experienced evaluators and NCPs. The session consists of a 45 min online meeting during which evaluators will provide feedback and tips on how to enhance project ideas.

    Registration & application link (deadline: 18 October 2023).

    Sources: Euresearch, Net4Society

    Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) Call 4 & 5 Info Day

    If you are planning to apply to the upcoming IHI Calls 4 and 5, you should consider registering for the Euresearch Info Day tailored to Swiss-based applicants, where they will provide essential legal and topic information.

    During this 2-hours online event, the IHI Legal and Science Officers and the Swiss National Contact Points in Health will give insights into the rules and topics. A successful Swiss applicant will also share tips about IHI project participation.

    Registration is free but mandatory using this link.

    Info Day on 05 Sep 2023, 11:00 – 13:00 CEST

    More info is available using the following links

    Sources: IHI, Euresearch

    Funding for Digital Technogies and Industrial Applications in Horizon Europe

    A Euresearch webinar will be organised on 8 September 2023 (11:00 - 12:30 CEST) about the upcoming calls for collaborative projects in Horizon Europe on Digital Technologies, Photonics, AI, Materials and their Industrial Applications to all fields.

    After an introduction on Swiss participation to Horizon Europe calls, a selection of thematic-specific call topics will be presented in parallel sessions.

    More info, incl. the detailed agenda and registration link, available here.

    Source: Euresearch

    Info event about SNSF Transitional Measures

    If you are planning to apply for one of the transitional measures implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for Horizon Europe, you should consider registering for the SNSF's online information event on 25 September 2023 (link for registration).

    The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and Euresearch representatives will present the European calls for proposals and the funding schemes for Swiss participants.

    In the meantime, check out the latest updates about Horizon Europe transitional measures on the SNSF website.

    Sources: SERI, Euresearch

    Info Day for the Horizon Europe Cluster 4 Digital 2024 Calls

    Registration is now open for the Information Day with pitch & networking workshops for the Cluster 4 Digital - 2024 Calls!

    The Digital National Contact Point in France is organising an info day on the 18 topics in Horizon Europe Cluster 4 Digital for 2024 Calls. The event will include 3 thematic workshops with idea/project pitch sessions to facilitate exchanges between European R&I actors and beyond.

    The event will take place on 6 October 2023 at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) in Paris.

    More info, incl. detailed programme, registration link and pitch template, is available both in French and English at the event webpage.

    Sources: PCN Numérique, Euresearch

    Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Info Day

    Save the date for the virtual Info Day for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 which will be held on 17 October 2023.

    The Info Day will present the 80 research and innovation topics proposed for 2024 under the Work Programme 2023-2024 of Horizon Europe Cluster 5, addressing Climate, Energy and Mobility.

    The event will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about the funding options of the programme for 2024 which focuses on twin green and digital transitions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050.

    The detailed programme, registration link and other practical details are available on the event webpage.

    Source: CINEA

    IHI calls 4 and 5 now open

    Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has just launched two new calls for proposals, including topics which contribute to key EU policies such as the European Green Deal and the '3Rs' goals of replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in research.

    Read the full press release here.

    More specifically:

    • IHI call 4: two-stage call with topics on the 3Rs, patient-centric blood sample collection, clinical trials, and the environmental impacts of healthcare.
      to the call page incl. deadlines, call text, guide for applicants, budget etc.
    • IHI call 5: single-stage call with topics on the 3Rs, theranostics, stroke management and synthetic data.
      to the call page

    Source: IHI

    Basic Training on EU R&I Funding Opportunities - Introduction to Horizon Europe

    Euresearch will organise an online event on 13 September 2023 about Horizon Europe, the large EU Framework Programme for research and innovation, incl. an overview of the different parts of the programme, tips to identify opportunities and on how to get started, access to funds being based in Switzerland etc.

    This event targets researchers and innovators based in or with particular links to Switzerland, who are new to Horizon Europe.

    Register using the following link.

    Source: Euresearch

    Partner Search Tools

    Wondering what else to try when looking for partners, a coordinator and a consortium for a Horizon Europe Health proposal?

    Check out the support tool document "How to Find Partners" designed by the Health National Contact Points.

    This document aims to guide Horizon Europe applicants in finding potential partners especially under the Health Cluster of the Programme, by giving tips on “how to get noticed”, how to choose the right channels to reach the right partners, and how to advertise at best their own expertise and background for R&I cooperation.

    Sources: HNN 3.0, Euresearch

    Annotated Template - Information on Clinical Studies

    If you are planning to prepare a Health, IHI or Cancer Mission proposal, you may need to complete the application template for Information on Clinical Trials.

    To support you in this process, the Health National Contact Points have prepared an annotated version of the application template, with their recommendations and suggestions directly included in the original document "Information on Clinical Trials", published by the European Commission, version 4.2 of 1 April 2023.

    • Annotated version by NCPs: link 
    • Original version from the EC (v4.2, 1 Apr 2023): link

    Sources: HNN3.0, Euresearch

    Ho­ri­zon Europe Cluster 6 Events

    Save the dates for the upcoming Ho­ri­zon Europe Cluster 6 Events:

    • Brokerage Event: 26 September 2023, Brussels
    • Info Days: 27-28 September 2023, hybrid event (online/Brussels)

    The Cluster 6 Info Days will give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming funding opportunities and their specific requirements for R&I activities in "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment".

    The Brokerage Event is the perfect opportunity to find partners and start building a consortium.

    Detailed information and registration link are available here.

    Stay tuned: the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 2024 calls for proposals will open on 17 October 2023 with a deadline for submission end of February 2024.

    Sources: EC, Euresearch

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