Europe is facing four main healthcare challenges: (i) the rising and potentially unsustainable health and care costs, mainly due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, to an ageing population requiring more diversified care and to increasing societal demands; (ii) the influence on health of external environmental factors including climate change; (iii) the risk to lose our ability to protect the populations against the threats of infectious diseases ; (iv) health inequalities and access to health and care. Europe must invest in research, technology and innovation to develop smart, scalable and sustainable solutions that will overcome those challenges. Europe must work with other global actors and must grasp every opportunity for leadership.
1. Call: Digital Transformation In Health And Care
There are 6 Forthcoming Topics under this Call.
This call aims at supporting the management of health and wellbeing while empowering the participation of citizens and facilitating the transformation of health and care services to more digitised, person-centred and community-based care models, thereby enabling better naccess to healthcare and the sustainability of health and care systems. It is relevant to the Commission priorities ‘A new boost for jobs, growth and investment’ and ‘A connected Digital Single Market’119, as well as to the European Cloud Initiative and the European Free Flow of Data Initiative. It will contribute to maximising the potential of the digital economy in the health and care sectors aiming at sustainable development to the benefit of society, environment and citizens. This call will address eHealth, mobile health (mHealth) and
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Active and Healthy Ageing.
SC1-DTH-01-2019: Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment
SC1-DTH-05-2019: Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society
SC1-DTH-09-2019: Scaling up the univocal Identification of Medicinal Products
SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020: Digital health and care services
SC1-DTH-11-2019: Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care
SC1-HCC-02-2019: Support for the large scale uptake of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain
2. Call: Better Health And Care, Economic Growth And Sustainable Health Systems
There are 11 forthcoming Topics under this Call.
This call will aim at reconciling better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. The scope of the call may range from prevention, diagnosis, stratified approaches,
predictive toxicology, the development of novel and repurposed therapeutic approaches, including medical technologies and advanced therapies, cohorts and registries-based research, to integration of care and systemic digital solutions for health and ageing well. It aims to translate new knowledge into innovative applications and accelerate large-scale uptake and deployment in different health and care settings, making health and care systems and services more accessible, responsive and efficient in Europe and beyond. To this end, the inclusion of private companies and other innovators in the projects is encouraged. Research areas to be addressed under this priority will implement and provide the evidence base for global and EU policies mentioned as ‘policy drivers in the Introduction’. .
SC1-BHC-01-2019: Understanding causative mechanisms in co- and multimorbidities
SC1-BHC-02-2019: Systems approaches for the discovery of combinatorial therapies for complex disorders
SC1-BHC-07-2019: Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications
SC1-BHC-10-2019: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis
SC1-BHC-13-2019: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors
SC1-BHC-14-2019: Stratified host-directed approaches to improve prevention, treatment and/or cure of infectious diseases
SC1-BHC-19-2019: Implementation research for maternal and child health
SC1-BHC-22-2019: Mental health in the workplace
SC1-BHC-25-2019: Demonstration pilots for implementation of personalised medicine in healthcare
SC1-BHC-28-2019: The Human Exposome Project: a toolbox for assessing and addressing the impact of environment on health
SC1-HCO-01-2018-2019-2020: Actions in support of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine
3. Call: Trusted Digital Solutions And Cybersecurity In Health And Care
There is 1 Forthcoming Topic under this Call.
This call aims at multidisciplinary technologies and solutions in health and care with a focus on cybersecurity to assure data privacy, security and protection of health and care infrastructures. It addresses the need for secure and user-driven ICT-based solutions in early
risk detection and interventions with big data approaches that enable aggregation of a variety of new and existing data sources such as medical records, registries, social platforms and other environmental, physiological and behavioural data, including data from large scale pilots on smart living environments. This call will contribute to the Focus Areas on ‘Digitising and transforming European industry and services’ and ‘Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union’.
DT-TDS-01-2019: Smart and healthy living at home