Innovation procurement in Health Care workshop

Horizon 2020 programme is offering 34Mio EURO for innovation procurements in health and care (submission deadline for proposals is April 2020).

A workshop on innovation procurement in Health Care will be organised on 17 October 2019 in Brussels.

Participants of this workshop will learn more about upcoming funding opportunities and meet procurers from other countries.

The following upcoming calls will be discussed during the workshop:

  • Funding for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) actions:
      • Digital health & care: 9 M€, deadline 22 April 2020  (see Topic DTH-14)
      • Integrated care: deadline 7 April 2020 (see Topic BHC-20A)
  • Funding for Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) actions:

If you are interested, please find more info and online registration.

Deadline for Horizon2020 SC1 (HEALTH) is fast approaching!

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of Horizon 2020 R&I program!

Next deadline for SC1 (HEALTH) is fast-approaching!

If you are interested in R&I funding for your health-related innovation, now is the time to apply.

Contact your National Contact Point in Malta for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing if you need any help with submitting your application.

Here is the list of topics with the deadline on 24/09/2019:

Topic identifier Topic title Call sub-area Funding Scheme
SC1-BHC-08-2020 New interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases Innovative health and the care industry (Better Health and care, economic
growth and sustainable health systems)
RIA
SC1-BHC-24-2020 Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient Innovative health and the care systems – Integration of care (Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems) RIA
SC1-BHC-29-2020 Innovative actions for improving urban health and wellbeing – addressing environment, climate and socioeconomic factors Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health well-being (Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems) RIA
SC1-DTH-13-2020 Implementation research for scaling up and transfer of innovative solutions involving digital tools for people-centred care Supporting the digital transformation in health and care RIA
Single-Use Plastic Products Strategy for Malta, 2019-2025 – Re-think Plastic

Single-Use Plastic Products Strategy for Malta, 2019-2025 – Re-think Plastic

OPEN CONSULTATION

Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
(
Environment & Resources Authority)Published 21 January 2019

Background

In terms of Article 51 of the Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549), it is duly notified that the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), in collaboration with the Ministry for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change is preparing a national strategy for the reduction of single-use plastic items in the Maltese Islands. This document shall be entitled “Single-use plastic products Strategy for Malta, 2019-2025 – Re-think plastic”.

The aim of the strategy will be to ensure the protection of the environment and human health from plastic pollution.

Items, that are entirely or partially made of plastics, that are used once and then are disposed of, are commonly used in everyday life. Such items constitute an important element of our economy. On the other hand, such items have low rates of reuse, recovery and recycling when compared with other recyclables such as paper, metals and glass. The majority of plastic waste is generally either sent to the landfill or incinerated. Yet, a significant amount of items made from plastic may end up as litter in the marine or terrestrial environment.

The objectives of this Strategy are to:

1.            Reduce consumption of single-use plastic (SUP) products; and

2.            Increase the quality and quantities of Single-Use Plastic waste collected for recycling.​

The public is invited to submit any feedback or comments on the intent and objectives of this strategy.

Consultation Questions

The public is invited to submit any feedback or comments on the intent and objectives of this strategy.

Submission of input

Submissions must be sent in through the following channel:

By email:   era.policyconsultation@era.org.mt​

Submissions must be received by 4 February 2019.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: onlineconsultations@gov.mt.

New COST actions approved June 2017

New COST actions approved June 2017

COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, www.cost.eu, is an EU-funded networking activity which allows the networking of research on a European level. It facilitates research between scientific communities in different countries and also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe through the setting up of COST actions. COST fosters the establishment of scientific networks across all areas of research from humanities to basic sciences. It is suitable not only for academics but also for representatives from SMEs, NGOs and public entities.

COST actions are thus ‘bottom-up’ approaches to research and will fund networking meetings (usually twice per year), short-term scientific missions, training schools and publications. It leads to excellent contacts and can also lead to preparation for future grant proposals eg as in H2020.

New COST actions have just been approved and can be downloaded from below.
If you wish more information please contact the Malta COST national contact point, Prof Janet Mifsud on janet.mifsud@um.edu.mt or Dr Melchior Cini on melchior.cini@gov.mt

Downloads:

COSTJun2017

COST

COST

Malta hosts the 199th European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Committee of Senior Officials in Esplora Malta. Hon. Chris Agius Parliamentary Secretary for Research Innovation and Sports and Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, Executive Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology as well Dr Angeles Rodriguez- Peña, President of the COST Association were present for the meeting.

New COST actions approved October 2016

New COST actions approved October 2016

COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, www.cost.eu, is an EU-funded networking activity which allows the networking of research on a European level. It facilitates research between scientific communities in different countries and also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe through the setting up of COST actions. COST fosters the establishment of scientific networks across all areas of research from humanities to basic sciences. It is suitable not only for academics but also for representatives from SMEs, NGOs and public entities.

COST actions are thus ‘bottom-up’ approaches to research and will fund networking meetings (usually twice per year), short-term scientific missions, training schools and publications.  It leads to excellent contacts and can also lead to preparation for future grant proposals eg as in H2020. 

New COST actions have just been approved and can be downloaded from below.

If you wish more information please contact the Malta COST national contact point, Prof Janet Mifsud on janet.mifsud@um.edu.mt or cost.mcst@gov.mt . or Dr Melchior Cini on melchior.cini@gov.mt

Downloads:

COST Actions approved

Health Programme under Horizon 2020

Health Programme under Horizon 2020

The Health Programme under Horizon 2020 has been highly competitive. There have been 415 proposals submitted across 10 Personal Medicine calls (PM calls) alone in 2016 as shown in our latest infographic below. And it doesn’t look like this sector is showing any signs of changing soon. There will be between 50 and 78 projects receiving funding in the upcoming months.


There are four upcoming call deadlines we are focusing on in this infographic.

One in October of this year focusing on the three subjects Preventing disease, Understanding health, well-being and disease, and Treating and managing disease.

In 2017 there are another three deadlines which cover the subjects Active ageing and self-management of health, Methods and Data, Understanding health, well-being and disease, and Treating and managing disease

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