Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of (e-)Health, Demographic change and well-being?

Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers, civil society and innovators, the programmes relevant to your project. 


I.  HORIZON 2020 - R&I Funding 

Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from large-scale international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with an objective of the market and societal impact. 

Horizon 2020 is implemented through biannual work programmes, setting all the calls for proposals and the topics for funding. Every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics.

Call for proposals from the EIC Pilot and Fast track to innovation scheme set 3 to 4 cut-off dates per year. Check (here) the next cut-off dates.

Researchers and innovators in the field of health and care are specifically targeted in the first of the seven societal challenges identified by Horizon 2020: “Health, Demographic change and well-being”

Consult 2018-2020 Priorities here


Did you know that you could have opportunities in other areas? For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for this area, please check the SYNERGIES here.

For other specific instruments please see our section SMEs: Menu EU Funding >> SMEs 




EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors.

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Get a loan with the new InnovFin Infectious Diseases instrument: A new Finance Facility to stimulate investment in Infectious Disease R&D.

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The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.

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The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing will pursue a triple win for Europe:

1. Enabling EU citizens to lead healthy, active and independent lives while ageing. 
2. Improving the sustainability and efficiency of social and health care systems. 
3. Boosting and improving the competitiveness of the markets for innovative products and services, responding to the ageing challenge at both EU and global level, thus creating new opportunities for businesses.

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The Growth for Health Programme

The Growth for Health Programme is the health programme of DG SANTE which aims at improving EU citizens' health, reduce health inequalities, increase the sustainability of health systems, encouraging innovation in health, protecting citizens from serious cross-border health threats.