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Horizon 2020 briefing heralds role of AHSNs

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network hosted a successful briefing about Horizon 2020, the European Union’s premium research and innovation competition, on 10 September.

Click here to download a copy of the presentation by Michael Wood of the NHS European Office.

Across the European Union, Horizon 2020 will put over €670m into health research over the next seven years, providing 100% funding of supported projects.

Michael said that Horizon 2020 would benefit collaborations with specific support for small companies through an SME instrument.

“AHSNs are a fantastic vehicle to take this agenda forward,” he said.

They have a key role to play, particularly in bringing partners together, aligning priorities, testing and rollout on a regional level, providing a forum for intelligence sharing and access into the NHS.

The 2015 Horizon 2020 call is now live. The first deadline for Stage 1 of two-stage applications is on 14 October.

Follow this link for more on Horizon 2020 and other sources of funding.