24 March 2021

EIT Health Business Plan 2022 Call for Proposals

EIT Health has opened its call for proposals for activities to be included in our 2022 Business Plan.

The Call invites those who understand the needs in health care and  those who can help to provide a solution, to work together and with us to deliver value to patients, citizens and healthcare systems.  

During the process of developing our new Strategic Agenda for 2021-2027, EIT Health has refined and improved some of its methods, approaches and policies, and these changes are reflected in the new Call.

Among the key requirements for BP 2022 is a societal impact. Activities are expected to contribute to the achievement of widespread, demonstrable socio-economic improvements to society.  Also, most projects financed under this Call will need to support the financial sustainability of the EIT Health ecosystem.

Who should apply

EIT Health is a partnership organisation and, as such, the Call is primarily geared towards our partners. However, non-partners are able to participate.

We are also eager to welcome new partners that can help us strengthen and extend our network. You can learn more about our partner structure and how your organisation can benefit from EIT Health Partnership here.

Ways in which non-Partners can work with EIT Health

Organisations that are not members of EIT Health can participate in proposals for this Call as External Project Partners, in project consortia that are led by Core or Associate Partners.

It is also possible for non-members to lead a proposal through the EIT Health Start-up Amplifier Instrument. Start-ups that are accepted under that scheme can be lead partners in Innovation projects and receive up to €500,000  of  support in exchange for  options.

Who to contact

EIT Health has a pan-EU representation via six regional Innovation Hubs and InnoStars, which operate as strong clusters of relevant actors collaborating as a thriving ecosystem. For support in the preparation and submission of proposals, or to find out more about how you can participate, please contact your regional Innovation Hub.

The application process for partners

Applicants must submit:

1)      A formal Expression of Interest by 13 January 2021, 16:00 CET

2)      Complete proposal by 24 March 2021, 16:00 CET

Download the Call document and annexes for full details:

Making an appeal

Applicants may appeal the process for the selection of their own proposal(s). The only grounds for appeal are:

  • Process errors.
  • Technical problems beyond the control of applicants (e.g. the technical failure of the electronicsubmission system).
  • Human/technical errors made by EIT Health staff.What does not constitute grounds for appeal:

• Scores awarded in the course of the evaluation process.

Appeal process:

  • Partners should send their appeals in writing to the EIT Health Management Board at appeals@eithealth.eu (addressing the CEO) as soon as they identify an error, but no later than 21 days after the error occurred.
  • EIT Health staff at the HQ assess the claim and deliver a first response with the regional Innovation Hub/InnoStars in copy.
  • If there are grounds for appeal, the staff will attempt to remedy the consequences (e.g. if a technical error of EIT Health prevented the submission of a proposal, a late submission may still be accepted as eligible).

The EIT Health Supervisory Board is notified about the matter if:

  • the partner does not accept that the Management Board rejects the appeal ,or;
  •  there are grounds for appeal, but the problem cannot be remedied any more without disrupting the process.