Innovative Health Initiative: Kick-off and brokerage event

Event date
June 15, 2022
Hotel Le Plaza Brussels and hybrid
Short description

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) is launching its first calls for proposal in late June. The Kick-off and brokerage event takes place as a one-day hybrid event on 14 June 2022 at Hotel Le Plaza Brussels. The focus is on network building, how to write good project proposals and building strong, effective consortia.

IHI's governance structure reflects our status as a public-private partnership while ensuring that we benefit from the input of the wider scientific and health community as well as the Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe.

The first calls for proposals will be launched in June 2022!


In the first session, IHI will present the content of the calls and outline the rules for participation. Topics covered will be the research priorities of IHI, call conditions, and even specific opportunities for SMEs.

The second session is the moment for consortia building. In the room, there will be available timeslots to make short elevator pitches on your proposals.

Whether you are in the room or in a virtual environment, participants will be able to book meetings through an online platform with representatives who have an interest in the same topics.

Participation in the event is free of charge! However, registration and profile activation will be mandatory to attend the brokerage event. A networking lunch will be provided for those in the room.

More information about the agenda:


IHI has published indicative information on themes that could be included in the first calls for proposals launched under the new programme. They include themes focused on disease areas, namely cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as more technology-focused themes on health data and the development of health technologies.

The full list of themes is:

Single-stage calls

  • Innovative patient-facing care pathways for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and comorbidities
  • Next generation imaging and image-guided diagnosis and therapy for cancer
  • Precision oncology: Innovative patient-centric, multi-modal therapies against cancer
  • Access and integration of heterogeneous health data for improved health care in diseases areas of high unmet public health need.

Two-stage calls

  • New tools for prediction, prevention and monitoring of cardio-metabolic diseases including secondary manifestations to enable timely intervention
  • Strengthening EU clinical development excellence and innovation attractiveness: Harmonised methodology to promote the uptake of early feasibility studies (EFS)


Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Medical and Health Sciences
Event type
  • Horizon Europe / H2020 event

Entry created by Elke Dall on April 25, 2022
Modified on April 25, 2022