EC Call: Valorisation of Health Research Results

November 18, 2015 in News

EC Call SC1-HCO-01-2016 published: Valorisation of FP7 Health and H2020 SC1 Research Results

The objective of this coordination and support action is to develop a European web marketplace referencing all types of innovations such as patents, licensing opportunities, prototypes, products, technologies or services with a potential for future exploitation and/or commercialisation, primarily generated by FP7 Health and Horizon 2020 SC1 programmes.

The marketplace should become a one-stop-shop between innovation providers (mainly academic research organisations) and innovation developers (such as SMEs, midcaps and larger companies, EU research infrastructures). The further assessment and/or validation of any high-value discovery shall not be performed within the framework of the proposal.

Further exploitation should be widely promoted to innovation developers; therefore the proposal should detail how it intends to incentivise academia, TTOs, SMEs and the healthcare sector at large to ensure a broad use, exploitation and feeding of the marketplace in Europe. The proposal should include a solid monetization strategy to ensure sustainability of the marketplace after the end of the project.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Development of a sustainable one-stop-shop innovation marketplace promoting primarily EU FP7 Health and Horizon 2020 SC1 project outcomes
  • Demonstrate clear impact of the marketplace in stimulating in- and out-licensing activity from TTOs, SMEs, and large pharmaceutical companies (ADD)
  • Identify innovative, sustainable business models increasing the attractiveness of the marketplace, especially towards SMEs
  • Identification and promotion of scientific discoveries as well as advice on possible value-adding strategies

Submission Deadline: 13-04-2016 17:00