Open Call SC1-HCO-10-2016: Support for Europe's Leading Health ICT SMEs

European CommissionThe business environment and sustainable business models for eHealth SMEs have been a major challenge when introducing innovations in new healthcare delivery. The scope is co-ordinating post R&D and offering support for developing business models, improving the maturity of the new products emerging from Europe's leading Health ICT SMEs, developing a pro-innovation approach to address legal conditions in Europe and globally on a case-by-case basis. The selected project will build up and maintain a support structure for the SMEs including but not limited to the following elements:
  • Support for networked opportunities in collaboration with high calibre third parties
  • eHealth specific networking events organised by the project
  • Support for training of the staff of the SMEs
  • Professional assistance improving the maturity of the business for further investment purposes
  • Support addressing legal challenges
  • Support addressing issues related to registration and certification.

Synergies between the Enterprise Europe Network and the relevant sector groups are encouraged.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 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:

  • Evidence of positive business outcome based on e.g., networking activities and ecosystems including various types of business opportunities (e.g., venture and crowd funding, European Investment Fund).
  • Demonstration of success with the investors.
  • Reduction of market failures.
  • Successful business models including sustainable co-operation with the demand side in the value chain.
  • Increased useful options for patients and citizens to manage their health.
  • Optimisation of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision, personalised medicine/personalised health and consumer health across Europe.
  • Successful legal outcome fostering the innovation in eHealth sector.
  • Self-sustaining support structures for eHealth SMEs.

Deadline Date: 16-02-2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Type of action: CSA Coordination and support action.

For topic conditions, documents and submission service, please visit:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2448-sc1-hco-10-2016.html

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