Call for Proposals - Health 2012 Innovation FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1 Closed!


Improving the health of European citizens and increasing the competitiveness and boosting the innovative capacity of European health-related industries and businesses, while addressing global health issues including emerging epidemics. Emphasis will be put on translational research (translation of basic discoveries into clinical applications including scientific validation of experimental results), the development and validation of new therapies, methods for health promotion and prevention, including promotion of child health, healthy ageing, diagnostic tools and medical technologies, as well as sustainable and efficient healthcare systems.

The research priorities for 2012 will be ageing, including health systems, medical technologies and rare diseases, complemented by other areas such as developing personalised medicines approaches, improving availability of organs for replacement; gaining a better understanding of ageing; tackling chronic diseases linked to ageing; adapting healthcare systems to meet specific needs.


1. Biotechnology, generic tools and medical technologies for human health

1.2 Detection, diagnosis and monitoring
1.4 Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions

2. Translating research for human health

2.1. Integrating biological data and processes: large-scale data gathering, systems

  • 2.1.1 Large-scale data gathering
  • 2.1.1-1 (A-C) –Omics for rare diseases
  • 2.1.1-2 Validation of -omics-based biomarkers for diseases afecting the elderly
  • 2.1.1-3 Statistical methods for collection and analysis of–omics data
  • 2.1.2 Systems biology

2.2. Research on the brain and related diseases, human development and ageing

  • 2.2.2 Human development and ageing

2.3. Translational research in major infectious diseases: to confront major threats to public health

  • 2.3.2 HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria

2.4. Translational research in other major diseases

  • 2.4.3 Diabetes and obesity
  • 2.4.4 Rare diseases
  • 2.4.5 Other chronic diseases

3. Optimising the delivery of healthcare to european citizens

3.2 Health care systems
3.4 International public health & health systems

4. Other actions across the health theme

4.1 Coordination and support actions across the theme

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 546,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 October 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 08 February 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2012 - Health (Work programme)
  • Call Fiche FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1 (Other)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Health 2012 Innovation (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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