TOPIC : Support for Europe’s leading Health ICT SMEs
|Publication date:||14 October 2015|
|Types of action:||CSA Coordination and support action|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 20 October 2015||Deadline:||16 February 2016 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
The business environment and sustainable business models for eHealth SMEs have been a major challenge when introducing innovations in new healthcare delivery. Helpful findings are already available in similar support measures, e.g., Get eHealth, iLink and existing private support activities for SMEs.Scope:
The scope is co-ordinating post R&D and offering support for developing business models, improving the maturity of the new products emerging from Europe’s leading Health ICT SMEs, developing a pro-innovation approach to address legal conditions in Europe and globally on a case-by-case basis. The selected project will build up and maintain a support structure for the SMEs including but not limited to the following elements:
a) Support for networked opportunities in collaboration with high calibre third parties
b) eHealth specific networking events organised by the project
c) Support for training of the staff of the SMEs
d) Professional assistance improving the maturity of the business for further investment purposes
e) Support addressing legal challenges
f) Support addressing issues related to registration and certification.
Synergies between the Enterprise Europe Network and the relevant sector groups are encouraged.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
- Evidence of positive business outcome based on e.g., networking activities and ecosystems including various types of business opportunities (e.g., venture and crowd funding, European Investment Fund).
- Demonstration of success with the investors.
- Reduction of market failures.
- Successful business models including sustainable co-operation with the demand side in the value chain.
- Increased useful options for patients and citizens to manage their health.
- Optimisation of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision, personalised medicine/personalised health and consumer health across Europe.
- Successful legal outcome fostering the innovation in eHealth sector.
- Self-sustaining support structures for eHealth SMEs.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, USA).
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
Coordination and Support Action:
Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement
- Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
- Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
- Additional documents:
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Health, demographic change and wellbeing
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
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Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.
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