drapeau_europe_bleu« HORIZON 2020 »

The EU’s research and innovation programme for the years 2014 to 2020

A few facts :

  • Horizon 2020 replaced the EU’s 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Horizon 2020 has a budget of around 70 billion euros
  • The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is integrated into Horizon 2020, mainly by integrating the « knowledge triangle » of higher education, research and innovation. This integration takes place primarily via the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), which bring together organisations on a long-term basis in order to respond to major societal challenges.
  • Five new KICs will be launched over the programme period in three waves.
  • The themes for the first two KICs launched in 2014 were ‘Healthy living and active ageing’ and ‘Raw materials’.

 

Thes winners of the EIT’s 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) Proposals are the pan-European consortia InnoLife and and RawMatTERS.

 

InnoLife  : winner of EIT Health (healthy living and active ageing)

InnoLife – winner of EIT Health (healthy living and active ageing) – is a consortium of more than 50 partners (and in addition 90 associate organisations) of leading businesses, research centres and universities from 9 EU countries, including Abbott Laboratories from Spain, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the University of Oxford from the UK.

Dr. Ursula Redeker from Roche Diagnostics GmbH, the key coordinating partner, said “We are thrilled to win the EIT’s call. Our partnership’s goal is to promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. We will achieve this by delivering products, services and concepts that will improve quality of life and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare across Europe. Our partners represent top excellence and our outreach activities will spread all over Europe. By 2018, we are aiming to create, among others, 70 start-ups per year and have 1 000 000 students participating in our educational online programmes per year.”

 

InnoLife’s mission is to promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. InnoLife will enable citizens to lead healthier and more productive lives by delivering products, services and concepts that will improve quality of life and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare across Europe. 

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