The ScanBalt EU Research and Innovation Support Digest September 2016

The ScanBalt EU Research and Innovation Support Digest September 2016



The ScanBalt EU Research and Innovation Support Digest is a service by ScanBalt for the health and life science communities.


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.



The Horizon Prize on reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality – the Birth Day Prize – will be awarded to the contestants who demonstrate a novel solution to improve the outcome of facility-based deliveries, which might be of clinical, technological or managerial nature, or a combination of these. Any solution must take full account of relevant social factors and have the potential of scaling up rapidly.

Deadline: 06 September 2017 17:00:00

More information can be found here.



 The topics with deadlines in early 2017 are listed below

Deadline 31 January 2017 17:00:00



Support for large scale uptake of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

More information can be found here.



Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age 

More information can be found here.

Deadline 14 March 2017 17:00:00



In-silico trials for developing and assessing biomedical products 

More information can be found here.



Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for well-being  

More information can be found here.



PPI for uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records   

More information can be found here.

HORIZON 2020 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy

 Focus on calls from the biobased economy:


BB-02-2017: Towards a method for the collection of statistical data on bio-based industries and bio-based products

Proposals shall develop and implement a method for the collection of data on bio-based products, taking into consideration the incorporation of the data in the European statistical infrastructure (Eurostat), building on and contributing to on-going activities on exemplary bio-based products.

More information can be found here.

Deadline:  14 February 2017 17:00:00

2nd stage Deadline:   13 September 2017 17:00:00


BB-05-2017: Bio-based products: Mobilisation and mutual learning action plan

The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan (MML) should ensure the engagement of all relevant groups and tackle innovation related challenges by establishing a multi-stakeholder platform, gathering a plurality of actors with different perspectives, knowledge and experiences, and maintaining open dialogue between the different stakeholders.

More information can be found here.

Deadline: 14 February 2017 17:00:00


BB-08-2017: Strategies for improving the bioeconomy knowledge of the general public

Proposals under this action should bring bioeconomy research and innovation closer to the EU citizens to show the potential economic, environmental and social impact of the bioeconomy. A series of communication activities around Europe at local level (for example in the form of bioeconomy roadshows and online campaigns) would contribute to address this challenge.

 More information can be found here.

Deadline: 14 February 2017 17:00:00


Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) Pilot

The FTI pilot supports projects undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including stages such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real world/working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting. It targets relatively mature new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need a last development step to reach the market and achieve wider deployment. Projects can be interdisciplinary.

More information can be found here.

LAST cut-off date of the pilot action: 25 October 2016 17:00:00


IMI 2 – Call 10

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, the next generation of medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, the pharmaceutical and other industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), patient organisations, and medicines regulators.

IMI will shortly launch IMI2 – Call 10 which is scheduled for autumn 2016. The indicative topics are now available.

More information can be found here.



FETOPEN-01-2016-2017: FET-Open research and innovation actions

This topic supports the early stages of research to establish a new technological possibility. Proposals are sought for collaborative research with all of the following characteristics (‘FET gatekeepers’):

Long-term vision, Foundational, Breakthrough, High-risk, Novelty, Interdisciplinary

More information can be found here.

Next cut-off date: 17 January 2017 17:00:00


FETOPEN-04-2016-2017: FET Innovation Launchpad

Short and focused individual or collaborative actions to take out of the lab a promising result or proof-of-concept that originated from a FET-funded project and to get it on the way to social or economic innovation through new entrepreneurship or otherwise. The action will support the transformation of that specific research result into a credible offering for economic or social impact, by exploring the feasibility of an exploitation path and by coordinating and supporting the assembling of the right knowledge, skills and resources and thus serves as a launch pad for exploitation.

More information can be found here.


Interreg BSR – First call for seed money application

 Seed money is funding provided by Interreg Baltic Sea Region to support the preparation of projects in line with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). With seed money support projects can be prepared for any funding source available in the region.

All topics listed in the Action Plan to the EUSBSR can be covered by a seed money project. The first call is open from 28 September 2016 to 15 February 2017.

More information can be found here.

Do you need support in finding the right topic, partner or need further information? Contact the ScanBalt EU funding and project advisor Frank Graage at e-mail

For involvement of ScanBalt or members of ScanBalt in your project consortium please contact General Secretary Peter Frank at  

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