The submission process for a European project to enable the rapid market penetration of innovative healthcare products and services is now open.
EIT Health KIC is inviting partners to submit proposals for Innovation by Ideas projects, which should build on multidisciplinary collaboration and address and contribute to solving societal challenges such as promoting healthy living, improving healthcare and supporting active ageing.
Innovation by Ideas projects are collaborative projects and are driven by societal challenges within the thematic scope of EIT Health. The projects are ‘solution driven’, i.e. a potential solution has been identified that either capitalises on an opportunity or addresses a specific problem presented by demographic ageing of the population. These are considered bottom-up proposals, and the projects can be led by either core or associate partners of any category.
A maximum contribution of €500,000 can be sought for each project. The EIT contribution will be provided for a maximum of 12 months, finishing on 31 December 2017 at the latest.
If you are considering submitting an Innovation by Ideas project, please contact Dr Claire Potter, EIT Health KIC Programme Lead, as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 371 8061. Online submission is now open, with a deadline of 16 May at 4pm (CET). For more information, please see the Call for Innovations by Ideas 2016 brochure.