ScanBalt EU Research Support Digest

ScanBalt EU Research Support Digest


Horizon 2020 – Draft description of next work programs (2018-2020) out

The European Commision will open the next work program series under Horizon 2020 in the autumn 2017. First draft descriptions give an overview of calls and topics. For the health (Societal challenge 1) and food biotech and bioeconomy (Societal challenge 2) section the following calls are expected with several subtopics:


  • Call 1. Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health    systems
  • Call 2. Digital transformation in Health and Care
  • Call 3. Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care

Get more information at the Info Day for ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’ in Brussels, 8 December 2017, Brussels, here


  • Call 1.                Sustainable food security
  • Call 2.                Rural renaissance
  • Call 3.                Blue growth


Get more information at the Info Week on SC2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’, which will take place in Brussels on 14-17 November 2017, here

If you have questions to those calls please contact us, we can provide further detailed information:


HORIZON PRIZE – Low carbon hospital – € 1 million

The Horizon prize for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installation in a hospital using 100% renewable energy sources will reward a hospital that has an innovative and perfectly integrated combined CHP installation within its premises.

The contest has been launched and you can apply until 3 April 2019.

More information can be found here:


SME Instrument

SMEs are invited to submit proposals under the SME instrument at any time within all Societal Challenges and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies areas. In the field of Life Sciences the following topics are open:

Depending on which phase you are interested to apply for, the following next cut-off days exist:

Phase1: Next cut-off-dates: 07.11.2017
Phase2: Next cut-off-dates: 18.10.2017

More information can be found here:


EIT Health

EIT Health is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT) in the field of healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare. The EIT Health Accelerator is a business creation programme, set up to support the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs. To tackle the future challenges of European healthcare, EIT Health Accelerator creates a favourable environment for innovation, providing skills and services to get promising business ideas into the market.

The Accelerator pillar of EIT Health provides support to healthcare entrepreneurs at every stage of the process (incubate, validate or scale).

More information can be found here.


EUREKA Eurostars

The Eurostars programme is a funding and support programme, aimed at R&D-performing SMEs that wish to exploit the benefits that come with international collaboration.

Research-performing SMEs can apply for funding under Eurostars. Other SMEs, research institutes, universities and large enterprises may also participate but the project leader must be an R&D-performing SME from a

Eurostars country.

Eurostars is open to all projects in all technology areas and market fields, but projects must have a civilian purpose.

Next cut-off date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

More information can be found here:



SUPERBIO is a H2020 project that aims to develop innovative cross boarder value chains in the bio-economy. It engages with companies and other industrial stakeholders that want to build innovative cross-border value chains around their activities and that are interested in innovation services to bring the value chain closer to the market.

In short, the project provides coaching and advising, will validate ideas for new value chains submitted by companies, will help building new value chains and provide innovation support services to SMEs part of validated value chains that are essential elements for their business planning and to create further leverage.

Applications are welcome until end of 2018.


More information can be found here.

Do you need support in finding the right topic, partner or need further information and assistance? Contact the Steinbeis Team here (e-mail )


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