Call for proposals for the 2019 EIT Health business plan open now!


Posted on 19 December 2017 (Permalink)

WMAHSN is now seeking proposals for inclusion in the EIT Health 2019 business plan. The Calls for Proposals for 2019 Business Plan covers the original three pillars:

  • Education
  • Innovation and acceleration
  • Societal challenges.

There is a useful summary of the different parts of the programme on page 5 of the call document, or take a look at the EIT Health calls for proposals for 2019 Business Plan Summary

There are four strategic themes:

  • Prevention and management of chronic diseases
  • Empowering citizens to manage their health
  • Improving healthcare systems
  • Leveraging new technology and data. 

There are two new focus areas, identified by a call for expressions of interest:

  • Bringing care home (page 8)
  • Value from data in clinical and sub-clinical settings (page 9)   

Projects will be required to demonstrate that they address one or more themes and/or focus areas. The deadline for proposals is 9 April 2018.
If you are interested in applying, please contact either Paddie Murphy on paddie.murphy@ wmahsn.org or Karen Morrey on karen.morrey@wmahsn.org, who would be happy to support you in the process. 

There has been a change to the rules of participation, which has serious implications for WMAHSN members wishing to participate in EIT Health Innovation and Education projects. Under the new rule, we are not able to use WMAHSN as a vehicle for West Midlands' organisations to lead or be partners in EIT Health projects. Instead, any participation under the WMAHSN badge must be done by WMAHSN itself and not delivered on its behalf by others. Some work can be subcontracted, but the limit is 50K Euros to any organisation per year.

The only exception to this is University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which, as host of WMAHSN, is the signatory to all EIT Health agreements and seen as interchangeable.