Friday, 16 February 2018
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We are continuing our series of newsletters presenting different funding sectors or innovation topics. Contact us to discover how your organisation can be presented in the Focus of the Week.

In today’s Focus of the Week we will present a look at how HORIZON 2020 is supporting innovation in the health sector.

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Roland Strauss and the EU Innovation Trends team

Focus of the week: Health

The Horizon 2020 working programme identified a number of challenges in the sector of Healthcare. Responding to this challenge, research and innovation (R&I) under Horizon 2020 is an investment in better health for all. During the first four years of Horizon 2020 (Work Programmes for 2014/15 and 2016/2017), the EU will invest more than €2 billion in this Challenge; in calls for proposals or actions.

Predicting antisocial behaviour from the neurobiology of empathy: Empathy encourages prosocial behavior, while an empathy deficit has been linked to psychological disorders. By further examining the mechanisms...
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Targeting leukaemia with personalised treatment: EU-funded researchers are developing a personalised dosing solution for chemotherapy targeting leukaemia using advanced microfluidic chips to meet...
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News Highlights

EU solidarity at work- Commission offers financial aid to France, Greece, Spain and Portugal following natural disasters: The Commission proposes to give €104 million from the Solidarity Fund to four EU Member States that were hit by natural disasters in 2017....
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Czech Republic invests in alternative fuel infrastructure: In a press release, the Czech Ministry of Transport has announced (link is external) that it will invest up to CZK 130 million (around EUR 5.1...
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EU to support Northvolt’s European battery project with InnovFin backing: The EIB has approved a loan for the construction and operation of a first-of-a-kind demonstration plant in Västerås, Sweden, for the manufacturing...
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20 Feb 2018 - EU Clusters are well represented at the European Industry Day 2018: During 4 days (20-23 February 2018), Brussels will be the place putting the European cluster policy and its instruments under spotlight during the...
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7 Jun 2018 - Innovation Day of BMWi 2018 - IraSME & CORNET partnering event: The 25th Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), organised by AiF Projekt GmbH, will give about 350...
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20 Jun 2018 - European Health Management Association (EHMA) 2018 Annual Conference: The theme of the 2018 European Health Management Association Conference is 'Making it happen'. It aims to raise discussions about delivering change...
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Calls for Proposals
PJ-01-2018:Scaling up integrated care:
The objective is to support the pan-EU collaboration between health and/or social services actors are national, regional or locals levels with a view to supporting Member States to reach the UN/WHO voluntary global targets on non-communicable diseases as well as the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4.
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PJ-03-2018: Orphacodes Project:
The objective is to support Member states in improving gathering information on rare diseases by implementation of Orphacodes (rare diseases specific codification system).
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IMI2-2017-13-04: Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration :
The overall scope of the project generated by this topic is to identify and understand the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction in in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases, incorporating core characteristics of neurodegeneration such as protein misfolding.
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