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Coming soon: multilateral call for projects on healthy ageing

Participating countries

  • UK,
  • Belgium,
  • Luxemburg,
  • Canada,
  • Spain,
  • Turkey,
  • Malta,
  • Austria and
  • France

Timeline

Opening of the Call:  13 April 2020

Deadline for applications:  8 July 2020

Eureka Label and Funding Decision: November 2020

Signature of the Consortia Agreements & Project Start: December 2020/January 2021

Scope of the call

Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the following thematic domains:

Development of digital health tools and smart devices to promote healthy ageing.

These can include (but are not limited to):

  • connecting robotics and medical imaging systems to simplify surgical procedures
  • software as a medical device (or diagnostic) incorporating artificial intelligence
  • software for better diagnostics or therapy 
  • digital health and smart drug delivery services
  • linking big data capabilities with new knowledge from precision medicine to create precision health offerings that promotes preventive interventions before symptoms of disease manifest.

Eligibility

In order to apply to the present call, the partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • The consortium should include at least two (for profit) independent companies from two of the participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in the development of a new product, industrial process or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
  • A signed consortium agreement is mandatory before the actual start of the project. The consortium agreement should at least include the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
  • The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
  • Any partner whose collaborative industrial research and innovation project is consistent with the aforementioned criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with their national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability.
  • Each participating funding body may apply additional eligibility criteria based on their national regulations. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their funding body (see below) to discuss their project idea and check the eligibility of the project.
  • Partners from other EUREKA countries or countries outside of EUREKA can also participate, but funding must be secured within the deadlines for the call.

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