Call for Proposals - Health 2013 SMEs for Innovation FP7-HEALTH-2013-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 2013 are: brain research, antimicrobial drug resistance and comparative effectiveness research, complemented by topics from other areas such as developing personalised medicines approaches, cardiovascular research, safety and efficacy of therapies, cancer and public health research and a horizontal activity for translating research results into innovative applications for health.

Specific requirements to be considered under the evaluation:

  • Specific innovation initiative designed to encourage strong SME efforts towards the translation of research results into innovative applications for health.
  • Leading role of SMEs in the project.
  • Developing a short business plan as part of the proposal clearly describing the valorisation of the technology(ies) when presenting a full proposal at stage 2.
  • Expected outcomes of clear interest and potential benefit to SMEs.


0. Horizontal topics for collaborative projects relevant for the whole of theme health

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

  • 2.3.1 Anti-microbial drug resistance

European community funding

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

  • 140,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 September 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 11 December 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-2 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Health (Work programme)
  • Call - Health 2013 SMEs for 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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