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Joint Transnational Call 2022
Joint Transnational Call 2022, a funding opportunity for research projects on the development of new analytic tools and pathways to accelerate diagnosis and facilitate diagnostic monitoring of rare diseases.
The aim of the funding opportunity is to enable scientists in different countries to build an effective collaboration on a common interdisciplinary research project based on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with expected impact to use the results in the future for benefit of patients.
Development of new analytic tools and pathways to accelerate diagnosis and facilitate diagnostic monitoring of rare diseases
The call will open on December 14th.
SmartAgriHubs: New Open Call
SmartAgriHubs offers funding to digital innovation services providers. This includes the overall life-cycle for developing, setting-up, offering, providing, testing, validating, refining as well as enhancing services for Digital Transformation and Innovation. You can receive either 70 or 100% of funding to cover your eligible costs. This shall help you to:
• Become a regional partner for innovation in the agri-food domain,
• Support preparation & realisation of Innovation Activities for free, and
• Join a pan-European Innovation Network as a Node in your region
Proposed work shall be coordinated by Digital Innovations Hubs (DIHs). As we consider a “Digital Innovation Hub” as a Role of an organisation than its only purpose, all kinds of organisations could apply that aim at the set-up and offering of DIH services. The fol-lowing figure presents typical examples for innovation services SAH considers very valuable to promote digital transformation in the European Agri-Food Sectors.
LIFE Call for Proposals 2021
LIFE Call for Proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition.
First cut-off date in 2022 delayed
Due to a delay in the adoption of the EIC work programme 2022, there will be no EIC Accelerator cut-off date in January as originally foreseen. As soon as information on the next EIC Accelerator cut-off date is available, it will be published on the EIC website and shared through our social media channels.
MISE: Fondo impresa femminile
È stato pubblicato in Gazzetta ufficiale il decreto interministeriale del ministro Giancarlo Giorgetti che rende operativo il Fondo impresa femminile.
L’obiettivo della misura è quello di incentivare la partecipazione delle donne al mondo delle imprese, supportando le loro competenze e creatività per l’avvio di nuove attività imprenditoriali e la realizzazione di progetti innovativi, attraverso contributi a fondo perduto e finanziamenti agevolati.
Il Fondo Impresa femminile è istituito con un finanziamento iniziale di 40 milioni di euro.
Il progetto è inserito tra le linee di intervento del Ministero dello sviluppo economico nel Piano nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, che prevede complessivamente 400 milioni a sostegno dell’imprenditoria femminile.
Con un successivo provvedimento ministeriale saranno indicati i termini di apertura per la presentazione delle domande attraverso cui richiedere le agevolazioni.
Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Building an EU Network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres
Today, the European Commission is officially launching the EU Network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres, one of the Flagship actions of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. As part of the EU Cancer Plan, this new EU Network will be put in place by 2025 and aim to ensure that 90% of eligible patients have access to such centres by 2030.
MISE: 45 milioni per blockchain e intelligenza artificiale
Il Ministro Giancarlo Giorgetti ha firmato il decreto attuativo del Fondo per lo sviluppo delle tecnologie e delle applicazioni di intelligenza artificiale, blockchain e internet of things, istituito presso il Mise con una dotazione iniziale di 45 milioni di euro, che ha l'obiettivo di promuovere la competitività e la produttività del sistema imprenditoriale del Paese attraverso progetti di ricerca e innovazione tecnologica legati al programma transizione 4.0.
I 45 milioni di euro del Fondo, messi a disposizione dal Mise per sostenere con finanziamenti agevolati la realizzazione dei progetti innovativi, potranno essere ulteriormente incrementati attraverso contributi volontari di enti, associazioni, imprese e singoli cittadini. Inoltre potranno essere combinati con fondi e risorse nazionali o comunitarie in modo da favorire l'integrazione con i finanziamenti di ricerca europei e nazionali.
Primo bando Fondo Italiano per la Scienza
Il Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca finanzia con 20 milioni progetti di ricerca fondamentale condotti da ricercatori emergenti (Starting Grant) e con 30 milioni i progetti di ricerca fondamentale condotti da ricercatori affermati (Advanced Grant).
RESTORE ORIGINAL RESEARCH article on frontiersin.org
Frontiers | RESTORE Survey on the Public Perception of Advanced Therapies and ATMPs in Europe – Why the European Union Should Invest More! | Medicine (frontiersin.org)
Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are potential game changers in modern medical care with an anticipated major impact for patients and society. They are a new drug class often referred to as “living drugs,” and are based on complex components such as vectors, cells and even tissues. The production of such ATMPs involves innovative biotechnological methods. In this survey, we have assessed the perception of European citizens regarding ATMPs and health care in Europe, in relation to other important topics, such as safety and security, data protection, climate friendly energy supply, migration, and others…
Gene Therapy 2.0 Webinar
RESTORE looks forward to welcoming you to the
Gene Therapy 2.0
29 September 2021 - Webinar event
RESTORE will be hosting a half-day online seminar entitled Gene Therapy 2.0 on 29th September 2021 with the intention of engaging and informing academic and industry institutions as well as patient networks, about the most recent updates and opportunities in gene therapy approaches.
We hope the seminar, chaired by Prof. Hildegard Büning, will prove informative to those already in the field, foment new connections and inspire others to consider the possibilities for their own research.
icrad - International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases
Pre-Announcement of a Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects:
“One Health Approach to Zoonoses Research and Innovation”
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE envisions a united central Europe that cooperates to become smarter, greener and better connected together. Based on shared needs and a common identity, the programme aims for a trustful culture of cooperation beyond borders.
Get ready now for the first call in October 2021.
Meet in Italy for Life Sciences
Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2021 29 Sept 2021 - 1 Oct 2021 - Genoa, Italy.
Waiting for MIT4LS2021, ongoing face-to-face virtual meetings.
PON Ricerca e Innovazione
From the PON Ricerca e Innovazione, new resources for research contracts on green issues and on innovation issues.
PON Ricerca e Innovazione
PhDs on innovation and green issues: new resources from the PON Ricerca e Innovazione.
European Innovation Council
Save the date: European Innovation Council Summit
The new European Innovation Council, launched in March 2021, celebrates its first Summit on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online.
Bringing Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) to the clinic and beyond: How to ensure the sustainable and affordable introduction of ATMPs into healthcare
The deadline for manuscript submission to the RESTORE Frontiers in Medicine topic has been extended to the 22nd of June 2021.
Looking forward to reading your exciting contributions!
MEPs approve deal to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects.
First italian guide to Horizon Europe
APRE (Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea) renews its thirty-year vocation, presenting to the general public, the community of Italian researchers and innovators, experts and non-experts, the first complete guide in Italian to the new European Union Framework Program for research and innovation 2021-27.
EU Health Union Resilience and Health Emergency Response Authority (HERA)
• Notes on EU Health Union Resilience and Health Emergency Response Authority (HERA)
• Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment
• Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-02)
HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education
Unlocking the potential of higher education institutions for innovation and entrepreneurship
HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education was launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and is led by EIT RawMaterials ‐ one of the EIT's Knowledge and Innovation Communities. It is part of the 2021–2027 EIT Strategy, and it aims to help higher education institutions to build the capacity to innovate and to teach innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the initiative aims to encourage these institutions to look at their own practices and develop concrete actions to increase their impact on their ecosystems.
The call will fund 23 pilot projects to be implemented in 2021−2023. The total maximum budget per project is €1.2 million, broken down as follows: €400,000 for Phase 1 (July−December 2021) and €800,000 for Phase 2 (January 2022−July 2023).
The deadline to submit proposals is 25 May 2021.
Age limits are introduced in a bid to increase success rates, while new incentive to spend time in industry aims to develop more transferrable skills. €1.8B will be awarded in the next two years.
Call: Impact of Covid-19 on brain and mental health
Human Brain Project and EBRAINS Research Infrastructure to launch and fund new call for research projects
Timelines and budget
The deadline to submit proposals is 30 April 2021 at 17:00
Two proposals will be selected according to specific criteria outlined the call documents (see below).
The available budget amounts to EUR 450,000 Direct Costs. Maximum funding per proposal is EUR 225,000 (plus 25% Indirect Costs).
Stay tuned for new opportunities!
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MSCA under Horizon Europe Information Event
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) will continue providing opportunities for researchers and organisations under Horizon Europe, the new EU Research and Innovation programme for the period 2021-2027.
MSCA is the European Union’s flagship programme to support scientific excellence and cooperation across countries, sectors and research fields.
European Innovation Council (EIC)
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027. The EIC has a mission to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations. The EIC will support startups, SMEs and research teams developing high-risk, high-impact breakthrough innovation, with a particular focus on scaling up game-changing solutions that contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Plan for Europe.
The first calls for applicants was released on 18 March.
Promotion of Agricultural Products | AGRIP
The overall objective of the AGRIP program is to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU agricultural sector.
Coronavirus: preparing Europe for the increased threat of variants
Today, the Commission is proposing immediate action to prepare Europe for the increased threat of coronavirus variants. The new European bio-defence preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants called “HERA Incubator” will work with researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers and public authorities in the EU and globally to detect new variants, provide incentives to develop new and adapted vaccines, speed up the approval process for these vaccines, and ensure scaling up of manufacturing capacities.
Fifth call for modular projects restricted for transfer and mainstream projects
This call is targeted to the transfer or mainstreaming of shortlisted outputs of finalised Interreg MED projects.
The indicative financial allocation for this call is about 4,6M€ (ERDF + IPA + national co-financing). The final allocation is subject to further decisions of the Interreg MED Programme Steering Committee.
Third Call for Proposals for Transnational Access Projects at EASI-Genomics
EASI-Genomics is a European Genomics Infrastructure Horizon 2020 project. This novel infrastructure supports researchers in next-generation sequencing and other high-end genomics applications and genomic data analysis. The infrastructure is accessible worldwide to academic researchers, research groups and scientific institutions. Furthermore, projects from industry, including SMEs will be supported. Throughout four calls for access, EASI-Genomics will support more than 150 projects for a total budget of 6 million € until the end of 2022.
Research call: One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of AMR
JPIAMR is launching an international call for projects under the umbrella of the JPIAMR and within the framework of the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION. The call, with financial support from the European Commission, includes 30 funding organisations from 21 JPIAMR member countries, see complete list below. The total estimated call budget is 24.9 million Euro.
Call for Proposals for Transnational Research Projects on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurological and mental disorders impose a high societal and economic burden to the European population, leading to costs of more than 800 billion euros per year. A wide range of brain disorders already manifests during development in early life. Such neurodevelopmental disorders severely curtail the quality of life of patients and their families often throughout their entire lifespan. Thus, neuroscientific research on neurodevelopmental disorders and its translation into diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes is a central pillar to promote healthy living in Europe and worldwide.
Call of the Eu Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)
The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative launched a transnational call for linking pre-diagnosis disturbances of physiological systems to neurodegenerative diseases. This transnational call invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects with a view to promoting research aimed at the detection, measurement and understanding of early disease indicators related to neurodegenerative diseases, with potential for the development of new diagnostics or interventions.
i-Portunus for Music
This call for applications is open for composers, musicians and singers preferably in classical music, jazz and traditional music genres (individuals or groups up to 5 people), aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country.
i-Portunus provides financial support to partially fund the cost of travel (transportation, accommodation etc.) to another (or several) Creative Europe country(ies).
COVID-19 & ATMPs Webinar
RESTORE looks forward to welcoming you to the
Harnessing cell therapies to fight COVID-19: Basic research, clinical evidence and patient access
25 February 2021 - Webinar event
To provide an overview of the different approaches within the ATMP landscape, RESTORE are hosting an online event: Harnessing cell therapies to fight COVID-19: Basic research, clinical evidence and patient access, during which experts in the field of ATMPs will discuss their work over the past year to utilise their knowledge of Advanced Therapies to combat COVID-19.