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WEBCAST: H2020 Briefing Webinar on the 2020 Digital Health Calls

Event details
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm
This event will be live streamed via webcast
This webinar will give an overview of Horizon 2020 (H2020) digital health.

This webinar will give an overview of Horizon 2020 (H2020)* DIGITAL HEALTH related Call topics, background information and support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners. There is also the opportunity for organisations to give a short pitch about their project ideas or expertise relevant to the topics during the webinar. If you wish to do so, please submit your pitch (template below) to Natalie Withenshaw at by Monday 5th August 2019.


Information from your registration may be shared with organisers of the webinar including and external to KTN.


– Introduction, Jane Watkins, Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes, KTN (5 mins)

– H2020 Digital Health, Background and Call topics, Samana Brannigan / Stafford Lloyd, National Contact Point for ICT, Innovate UK (30 mins)

– ECHA (European Connected Health Alliance) (10 mins) TBC

– UK Participation in Horizon 2020, TBC (15 mins)

– Q&A (15 mins)

– Pitch Opportunity (*30 mins) *indicative

(To download the pitch template, click here. Deadline for returning pitches to is Monday 5th August 2019. In order to prevent oversubscription, pitches will be allocated on a balance of UK and EU, Business and Academia. There will be a maximum of 10 pitches based on the time slot available.)

– Close, Jane Watkins, Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes, KTN


The following funding call topics will be covered in the scope of the webinar. More details on each of the Call Topics are below:

The latest version of the Health Work Programme can be accessed here.

1. SC1-DTH-02-2020: Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies

The ageing of the population together with the rising burden of chronic conditions (incl. mental diseases) and multi-morbidity bring an ever-increasing demand to strengthen disease prevention and integrate service delivery around people’s needs for health and social care.

It is widely recognised that health systems must put more emphasis on prevention and adopt a person-centred rather than a disease-centred approach. The goal must be to overcome service fragmentation and to move towards integration and coordination of interventions along the continuum of care.

Competition opens 19th November 2019. Closes: 22nd April 2020.


2. SC1-DTH-04-2020: International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people

Demographic change and the ageing of the population create new heterogeneous challenges for society and, in particular, for ageing people. On top of the health-related age impairments such as poor health, cognitive impairment and frailty, ageing people are at risk of facing situations leading to potential social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life, those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.

Competition opens 19th November 2019. Closes: 22nd April 2020.


3. DT-TDS-04-2020: AI for Genomics and Personalised Medicine

The challenge is to demonstrate the potential and benefits of AI technologies for identifying new knowledge, support clinical research and decision making by linking Europe’s relevant genomic repositories, while ensuring full compliance with data protection legislation and ethical principles.

Competition opens 19th November 2019. Closes: 22nd April 2020.


4. DT-TDS-05-2020: AI for Health Imaging

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers substantial opportunities for healthcare, supporting better diagnosis, treatment, prevention and personalised care. Analysis of health images is one of the most promising fields for applying AI in healthcare, contributing to better prediction, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In order to develop and test reliable AI applications in the field, access to large-volume of high- quality data is needed.

Competition opened 9th July 2019. Closes: 13th November 2019.


The latest version the ICT Work Programme can be accessed here.

1. DT-ICT-12-2020: AI for the smart hospital of the future


European health and care systems face a number of challenges linked to the ageing of the population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions. With budget constraints, the health and care systems face rising cost pressures for systems and problems of sustainability. There is a consensus that health systems need to undergo adaption if they are to adequately respond to future population health needs.

Competition opens 19th November 2019. Closes: 22nd April 2020.


For further information on the Calls above, contact:

Samana Brannigan, National Contact Point for Health, at

Stafford Lloyd, National Contact Point for ICT, at


* Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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