Half a million euros available as European health programme launches call for healthcare innovation proposals

Posted on 12 February 2016 (Permalink)

EIT Health, a European Union-wide consortium established to tackle healthy living and active ageing, has launched a call for proposals for new Innovation by Ideas projects to start in 2017, with up to half a million euros in funding up for grabs. 

The ultimate objective of the proposed projects should be the rapid market penetration of innovative healthcare products and services. Innovation by Ideas projects should build on multidisciplinary collaboration, and address and contribute to at least one societal challenge and one business objective as below):

 Societal challenges

 Business objectives

 Promoting healthy living
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Self-management of health
 Supporting active ageing
  • Workplace interventions
  • Overcoming functional loss 
 Improving healthcare
  • Improving healthcare systems
  • Treating and managing chronic diseases


Innovation by Ideas projects are collaborative projects and are driven by societal challenges within the thematic scope of EIT Health. The projects are ‘solution driven’, i.e. a potential solution has been identified that either capitalises on an opportunity or addresses a specific problem presented by demographic ageing of the population. Up to €500,000 can be sought for each project. The EIT contribution will be provided for a maximum of 12 months, finishing on 31 December 2017 at the latest. 

Online submission will be available on 1 April, with a submission deadline of 16 May at 4pm (CET). For more information, please see the Call for Innovations by Ideas 2016 brochure

If you are considering submitting an Innovation by Ideas project, please contact Dr Claire Potter, EIT Health KIC Programme Lead, as soon as possible on claire.potter@wmahsn.org or 0121 371 8061.