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KIC Health – EIT Innovation – 2020
Funds for: supporting rapid market penetration of innovative products and services, and/or the testing and deployment of novel organisational and healthcare systems’ processes

Priorities and funded actions:

* To increase collaboration to bring better health and healthcare to European citizens

* To expand and consolidate the portfolio of high-quality, strong and balanced projects ;
* To address the societal challenges tackled by EIT Health ;

Among financed actions
* Market-facing Innovation Projects:
– Projects developing products and/or services that will generate immediate revenues when introduced in the market;
– They will have to use the CIMIT Maturity Innovation Template to demonstrate their Maturity start level
* System and Organisational Innovation Projects:
– Projects achieving radical transformations in healthcare systems and organisations to improve patients’ health outcomes without necessarily creating products or marketable services;
– They must be more efficient and save costs
* Start-up Amplifier projects for external project partners 

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: up to three years 

* Eligibility: 
– Submit the Expression of Interest/Letter of Intent no later than 11 December 2019, 16:00 CET (Munich time);
– Complete and submit proposals via the Plaza system before 25 March 2020,16:00 CET (Munich time)
– Proposals must be submitted by: an EIT Health Core or Associate Partner, a Linked Third Party or an external project partner who is applying to the Start-up Amplifier Instrument)
– Each proposal must reflect a ratio of: EIT Grant/(KCA + Co-funding) = 25/75
– Proposals must include Core and/or Associate Partners who have paid their membership fees for the year 2020
– All for-profit KIC Partners must contribute 30% co-funding (maximum reimbursement rate of 70%) of all KAVA costs, except for Smes of the type “small” or “micro-enterprise”, which shall be able to have a maximum reimbursement rate of 100%
– Proposals must involve Partners from a minimum of two CLCs/InnoStars;
– All Innovation Projects must include at least one academic and one non-academic Core or Associate Partner, i.e. one Partner of the type “Education” or “Research” and one of any other type;
– The lead partner must be either: 
> A company partner (corporate or start-up) if the project develops a new or improved technology that will be part of the companies’ portfolio;
> A healthcare provider, if the innovation is introduced into a hospital or (another) healthcare environment;
> A region or municipality, if the innovation is directed towards citizens’ interests, such as the deployment of primary prevention programmes or health promotion initiatives
– The partners can also be industrials

– For the Start-up Amplifier Instrument, the external project partner must:  
> Be a start-up and a SME according to the EU definition;
> Be registered in one of the EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020;
> Be less than seven years old (counting from the start-up registration date);
> Have at least two (full-time) employees (or founders)
> Only apply to one Innovation Project as a participant in the Startup Amplifier Instrument;
> Not apply in any other projects or programmes from EIT Health where it could receive grant as long as the granted project is running 

– The action must be completed by the end of December 2023

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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Health, Innovation, New technologies

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Local and Regional authorities, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Responsible: European Commission


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