The Oxford Academic Health Science Network hosted a successful briefing about Horizon 2020, the European Union’s premium research and innovation competition, on 10 September.
Across the European Union, Horizon 2020 will put over €670m into health research over the next seven years, providing 100% funding of supported projects.
Michael said that Horizon 2020 would benefit collaborations with specific support for small companies through an SME instrument.
“AHSNs are a fantastic vehicle to take this agenda forward,” he said.
They have a key role to play, particularly in bringing partners together, aligning priorities, testing and rollout on a regional level, providing a forum for intelligence sharing and access into the NHS.
The 2015 Horizon 2020 call is now live. The first deadline for Stage 1 of two-stage applications is on 14 October.