The call for 2022 projects of EIT Health, the knowledge and innovation community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, is now open. The deadline for submission of ideas is 13 January 2021 and applications can be made via EIT Health’s Plaza portal from 16 November.
Project proposals are accepted in three areas: innovation (product-to-market), education (academic development and continuing education), business creation (projects supporting entrepreneurship). EIT Health supports projects in six focus areas: reforming care pathways, healthcare systems transformation, harnessing real-world data, bringing care home, health in the workplace, and fostering healthier lives together.
The applying consortia must include at least two EIT Health members (academic and non-academic institution) from at least two EIT Health regions. The UT is a member EIT Health Scandinavia. The maximum grant for innovation projects is 2.5 million euros for three years. The maximum grant for education projects is 1.5 million euros.
On 30 November 2020, an Information Day focusing on the new call for 2022 projects will be held via MS Teams.
The event is a good opportunity to get an overview of the funding possibilities of the new EIT Health call, and feedback for project ideas. Also, two ongoing EIT Health projects in which the UT researchers participate are introduced.
10:00–11:20 EIT Health Call for Proposals 2022, with Q&A. Merike Leego, Innovation Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia;
11:20–11:40 Little-NIRVANA – a New and ImmeRsive VR experience for kids AgaINst pAin. Anneli Kolk, Senior consultant in Paediatric Neurology, Children’s Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, and Associate Professor in Neuropsychology, Institute of Clinical Medicine (MD, PhD);
11:40–12:00 Development of SARS-CoV-2 rapid diagnostic test kit. Kaido Kurrikoff, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Technology (PhD).