Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, deadlines for calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health section) are extended by initial two months, to allow medical professionals to focus on their fight against the Coronavirus and to leave more time for preparing their applications.
The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus.
URGENT: extensions will be applied to Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines from today until 15 April. No extensions will apply to the IMI and EIC pilot calls. Further details will be published on the call and topic pages on the Funding and Tenders Portal.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The #eicAccelerator call has now also been extended, until Friday 20 March at 5pm CET
The European Commission funds through Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, up to €45 million of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) fast track call for research proposals in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. A commitment of a similar scale is expected from the pharmaceutical industry so that the total investment could reach up to €90 million.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations. Up to EUR 100.000 is available to support short actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a FET result into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts.
Finalists’ day of the Blockchain for Social Good EIC Prize will be held on 10 February, 2020, in the Atrium of JRC, Brussels.
The interactive event features discussions among the 24 finalists as well as an engaged audience, plus poster presentations of the different applications.