H2020: Digital Transformation in Health and Care

EU funding opportunities

At the end of October 2017, the European Commission adopted the 2018-2020 Work Programme for HORIZON 2020 to support research and innovation activities over the next three years. The adoption of the Work Programme started the publication of the calls for the three-year period, covering all the pillars of HORIZON 2020: Scientific Excellence, industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

On the 16th of October, new funding opportunities have been launched under the “Health, well-being and demographic change“ a priority within the third pillar “Societal Challenges”.

This part of the Work Programme is aimed at delivering solutions for a better health for all by:

  • Moving towards the effective integration of personalised medicine approaches into healthcare services and systems to the benefit of patients and citizens;
  • Fighting infectious diseases and the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance;
  • Addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups and the global increase of chronic diseases;
  • Decoding the role of environment – including climate change and air quality – on health and developing mitigating measures;
  • Exploring the digital potential for health innovation and healthcare, including the building of a ‘European health research and innovation cloud’;
  • Stimulating innovation in the European healthcare domain and industry by exploring the application of advanced technologies, improve the health of the workforce and promote regulatory science.

Specifically, the launched call, Digital transformation in health and care, 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-centered and community-based care models, thereby enabling better access to healthcare and the sustainability of health and care systems.

Proposals are invited on the following topics.

– SC1-DTH-01-2019: Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment
– SC1-DTH-05-2019: Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society
– SC1-DTH-09-2019: Scaling up the univocal Identification of Medicinal Products
– SC1-DTH-11-2019: Large Scale pilots of personalised and outcome-based integrated care
– SC1-HCC-02-2019: Support for the large scale uptake of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain

Proposals can be submitted until 24 April 2019.

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