Nikola Benin. Call for grant: “FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE”


The manufacturing process itself, ranging from manufacturing excellence and flexibility to increased reliability, accuracy and durability, from improving energy efficiency and re-use of materials or re-manufacturing […]


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Price for 1 year € 120

6 months € 60


Nikola Benin. Health and Food Applicants Training


The full day event on 14 December 2017 addresses applicants of Health and Food Horizon 2020 proposals. You will receive targeted information and advice to support you in the roles of task or work package leader, coordinator or partner in a project and learn what you need to consider when planning and writing the proposal.

The programme of the day includes a confirmed talk by the European Commission, a presentation on the legal, financial and administrative issues, tips on how to write a proposal and a panel discussion with evaluators and coordinators, where you can ask all your burning questions.

The event will also include more information on open and upcoming calls for 2018-2020 for which the first deadlines are expected to be in Spring 2018.

If you would like a bilateral meeting at the event, please contact us at

Nikola Benin. Initiatives for policy innovation


Key Action 3 provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The majority of them are managed by the EACEA. Most of the actions under KA3 are managed outside the annual general call for proposals.

Funds are also allocated to a range of calls for tender and restricted calls

  • Studies and surveys with the aim to increase the knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth through the collection of evidence and analysis;
  • European policy tools improving the recognition of skills, qualifications and diplomas by facilitating the transfer of credits, and supporting skills management and guidance, the Bologna process and the quality assurance, etc;
  • Cooperation with international organisations to foster policy dialogue with partner countries, to promote international attractiveness of European Higher Education in the world and to support the network of Higher Education Reform Experts in partner Countries neighbouring the EU,

For more information for partners and Fund subscribe to the Billetin PROJECT AND FUND

Price for 1 year € 120

6 months € 60

Nikola Benin. Language Selector Innovative Medicines Initative 2 (IMI2)


Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has launched Call 13 for proposals covering diabetes, antimicrobial resistance, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and medicines safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding, to name just a few. The total budget of the Call is EUR 223 million, around half of which comes from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, and half of which comes from EFPIA companies and IMI Associated Partners.

The full list of topics:

  • Topic 1: Assessment of the uniqueness of diabetic cardiomyopathy relative to other forms of heart failure using unbiased pheno-mapping approaches
  • Topic 2: Genome-environment interactions in inflammatory skin disease
  • Topic 3: The value of diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance by optimising antibiotic use
  • Topic 4: Mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration
  • Topic 5: Support and coordination action for the projects in the neurodegeneration area of the Innovative Medicines Initiative
  • Topic 6: A sustainable European induced pluripotent stem cell platform
  • Topic 7: Linking digital assessment of mobility to clinical endpoints to support regulatory acceptance and clinical practice
  • Topic 8: Human tumour microenvironment immunoprofiling
  • Topic 9: ConcePTION – Continuum of evidence from pregnancy exposures, reproductive toxicology and breastfeeding to improve outcomes now
  • Topic 10: Improving the preclinical prediction of adverse effects of pharmaceuticals on the nervous system
  • Topic 11: Translational safety biomarker pipeline (TransBioLine): Enabling development and implementation of novel safety biomarkers in clinical trials and diagnosis of diseases

Pilot programme on a clinical compound bank for repurposing

  • Topic 12: Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
  • Topic 13: Respiratory diseases
  • Topic 14: Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Topic 15: Rare/orphan diseases

IMI is holding webinars on all Call topics as well as our rules and procedures and opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises.

To sign up, visit webinars

Deadline for submitting short proposals: 28 February 2018

Nikola Benin. Eurostars 2018 cut-offs


Call description

The Eurostars cut-off is now closed

Thank you for your interest in the Eurostars-2 programme, the  passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success for SMEs.

The registration and application process is momently closed and will open again around 3 months before the deadline.

Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook to know when the next cut-off registration will open.

In the meantime, you can start preparing your application by:



This action builds upon the 2014 “Clusters Go International” call (COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03) that contributed to launch the first round of projects in January 2016 encouraging cluster organisations across Europe to establish ‘European Strategic Cluster Partnerships-Going International’ (ESCP-4i) and work concretely together to exploit synergies as well as to develop a joint internationalisation strategy for the benefit of their SMEs. This 1st call has supported the establishment of up to 26 Partnerships (ESCP-4i) including 15 co-funded projects gathering about 150 cluster organisations across 23 European countries and reaching out to more than 17000 SMEs across Europe. The Partnerships are active in various industrial and cross-sectoral areas including health, aerospace, mobility and logistics, agrifood, energy, marine and environment, packaging, materials and photonics, ICT, construction and sports. The partnerships target cooperation with third countries’ economies, of which the main ones include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico and USA. This action aims at establishing the first European Strategic Cluster Partnerships-Going International in the defence and security sector.

Budget Information:

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 800,000.

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 200,000.


Nikola Benin, PhD


As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in February 2018: “Smart Solutions for Ageing well”.
The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The AAL Call 2018 has the following key features that differ from previous AAL calls:


  • AAL Call 2018 is open to collaborative projects developing ICT-based solutions targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain, with a focus on specified markets.
  • AAL Call 2018 allows for more flexibility regarding the scope, size and duration of the proposed projects (including small collaborative projects – please see below).

“Collaborative projects” (carried out by consortia composed by at least 3 organisations from 3 different countries including an end user organisation and a business partner) will still be funded through this call.



The big news of the Call 2018 is the inauguration of a new and agiler approach to innovation: the Small Collaborative projects.


Small collaborative projects have a duration of 6 months, a maximum co-funding budget of €300.000 and leaner application and reporting procedures. The main objective of the small collaborative projects is the exploration of new ideas, concepts and approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults. They should reach out to new stakeholders for inclusion in (future) development of AAL solutions, build strong collaborations with end-user organisations, support community building with new customers and create shared agendas.