Presentations from a recent EC info day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing are available to watch on the event website. The first set of presentations cover ‘ICT for Health, Infectious Diseases, Personalised Medicine and Non-communicable Diseases’ and the second, ‘Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Therapies’.
They give details of the 2017 calls, the rules of participation, key legal and financial issues, and information on opportunities for business. The introduction also highlights the main changes to the text of the 2017 calls from the original 2016-2017 Work Programme. These include:
- PM-07-2017 (on promoting mental health) now makes specific reference to migrants;
- PM-20-2017 is now called ‘Development of new methods and measures for improved economic evaluation and efficiency measures in the health sector’;
- HCO-07-2017, a topic on the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has now been developed to focus on mental health;
- A new co-ordination and support topic is included on providing support to the ‘World RePORT’ mapping project and tracking research outcomes; and
- An additional €48 million has been added to the 2017 budget. €35 million of this will go to the SME Instrument in order to allow high-quality applicants from the last call to bid again for funding; the remaining €13 million will be split between topics PM-02, PM-08 and PM-10.
- There is a new topic SC1-HCO-17-2017: CSA for support for large-scale uptake of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing.
- Topic PM-15 on Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age has had a budget increase of €1.5 million.