Call for Proposals - SMEs for Innovation 2012 FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-2 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.

Specific feature for this call: This call is dedicated to a specific SME innovation initiative designed to encourage stronger SME efforts towards research and innovation. SMEs need to have a leading or coordinating role in the consortium and 50% of EU funding requested going to SMEs or SMEs joint venture. Expected project results should be of clear interest and potential benefit to SME(s).


Further information about actions funded under this call is available at the 'Useful documents' section.

European community funding

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

  • 108,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 September 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-2 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Health (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - SMEs for Innovation 2012 (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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