Call for Digital Transformation in Health and Medical Care

The call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020: Digital transformation in Health and Medical Care is part of the Work Program of Social Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing within the European Framework Program of R + D + i H2020, It is endowed with more than 200 million euros in 2018 and 2019.

WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE AND THE SCOPE OF THE CALL?

Europe faces four main health care challenges:

The increase and potentially unsustainable health care costs, mainly due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, to an aging population that requires more diversified attention and the increase of society’s demands;

The influence on health of external environmental factors, including climate change;

The risk of losing our ability to protect populations against the threats of infectious diseases;

Inequalities in health and access to health and care.

Therefore, Europe must invest in research, technology and innovation to develop smart, scalable and sustainable solutions that overcome these challenges. Europe must work with other global players and take every opportunity for leadership.

The social challenge on “health, demographic change and well-being” (SC1) aims to offer solutions to the above challenges for better health for all through, among others:

Explore the digital potential for innovation in health and healthcare, including the creation of a “European cloud of health research and innovation”.

PRIORITIES OF IMPLEMENTATION AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CALL

This call aims to support the management of health and well-being, while allowing citizens to participate and facilitating the transformation of health services and attention to more digitalized, person-centered and patient-based care models. In the community, which allows better access to medical care and the sustainability of Health and Care Systems. The results of this call will be relevant to the priorities of the European Commission ‘A new impulse for employment, growth and investment’ and ‘A digital connected single market’, as well as for the European Cloud Initiative and the European Flow Initiative Free of Data. Likewise, it will contribute to maximize the potential of the digital economy in the sectors of health and attention directed towards sustainable development for the benefit of society, the environment and citizens.

This call will address online health (eHealth), mobile health (mHealth) and information and communication technologies (ICT) for active and healthy aging.

WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS ARE YOU GOING DIRECTED?

Companies that want to access European funds, knowledge and opportunities for international collaboration through collaborative projects with a strategic interest in any of the thematic priorities mentioned above.

MINIMUM POINT OF DEPARTURE

The projects submitted depending on the topic (topic) to which they are presented should start with the following degrees of technological development (TRL):

Type of RIA action (Research and Innovation Actions): they must be based on a formulated technological concept (TRL2)

Type of action IA (Innovation Actions): they must be based on technology validated in the laboratory (TRL4)

Type of action CSA (Coordination and Support Actions) any degree of technological development

The projects must fit into any of the themes (topics) for each of the priorities mentioned above. Each theme presents a specific challenge that must be addressed, as well as the scope that is expected of the actions that are put in place within the framework of the projects. The complete list of topics can be found in the Portal of the Participant of the European Commission (see link below in the More information section).

CONDITIONS OF FINANCING

The financing depends on the type of action of each one of the themes:

Type of action RIA (Research and Innovation Actions): 100% of direct costs are subsidized to all partners plus 25% fixed rate of indirect costs.

Type of action IA (Innovation Actions): 70% of direct costs to companies and 100% to R & D & I institutions and non-profit entities are subsidized. All of them are added a fixed rate of indirect costs of 25% applied on all direct costs except subcontracts.

Type of action CSA (Coordination and Support Actions): 100% of direct costs are subsidized to all partners plus 25% fixed rate of indirect costs.

ECONOMIC ENDOWMENT OF THE CALL

The indicative economic endowment of the call is € 100 million in 2018; 107M € in 2019. The second phase of the call opened on October 16, 2018 and will close on April 24, 2019.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM, THE CALL AND THE THEMES

Work Program Social Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-health_en.pdf

List of topics of the call Digital Transformation in Health and Medical Care:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-sc1-dth-2018-2020.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/0/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc



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