Towards stronger international cooperation in health research

Date - 26/09/2018
15:00 - 17:00

Lithuanian RDI Liaison office LINO in cooperation with Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) is organizing an info session about funding opportunities in the field of health. The session will be organized during Life Sciences Baltics 2018 forum, on September 26th 15:00-17:00. Venue: Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress centre LITEXPO, Exhibition area


Health research is one of the fields where international collaboration is crucial in order to achieve breakthrough results for the benefit of Europe and beyond. The national initiatives in health research are not enough to equip researchers and other actors in health sector for successful contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Good Health and Well-Being for People”.

The main idea of this short info-session is to present different types of funding opportunities for health research provided by the European Commission. Presentations will give a spectrum of different possibilities for excellent research to scale up beyond national borders.




15:00 – 15:10 – Welcome word

15:10 – 16:00 – Horizon 2020 calls 2018-2020:

  • Societal Challenge 1: Health, demographic change and wellbeing (Frédéric Suche, Brussels Enterprise Agency)
  • European Research Council: Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants (Jonas Bunikis, Scientific Office and Panel Coordinator for the Immunity and Infection Panel)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange and other opportunities ( Joana SILVA, Project Officer in the LIFE panel)

16:00 – 16:20 – Innovative Medicine Initiatives: public-private partnerships (Catherine Brett, IMI)

16:20 – 16:50 – Health research beyond Horizon 2020 (Eglė Šimelytė, Policy and Programme Officer, European Commission))

16:50 – 17:00 – Closing remarks


Register here by September 23rd.

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