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Successful Grant Applications for LifeScience Projects


The new EU Framework Programme "Horizon Europe" (2021 - 2027) follows the "Horizon 2020" programme and has a similar structure in three pillars. Pillar I comprises funding measures for excellence in science. Pillar II is divided into six clusters on the following research topics:

  1. Health
  2. Culture, creativity and inclusion
  3. Civil security for society
  4. Digitalisation, industry and space
  5. Climate, energy and mobility
  6. Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment

Pillar III encompasses funding instruments for innovative and high-risk developments on their way to market readiness. ConsulTech provides expert advice on various EU funding topics and measures. Our focus is on project ideas from the field of life sciences, which are mainly found in clusters 1 and 6 of Pillar II.

In principle,
everybody may apply for those grants (depending on specific conditions); persons, businesses (SMEs and large companies), universities and other research institutions either alone or in cooperation depending on the conditions of the call and the funding instrument, respectively.

Of particular interest to
companies are the thematic calls in Pillar II and other funding instruments in Pillar III under the umbrella of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC brings together EU instruments for innovation funding: EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition and EIC Accelerator (EIC open and EIC Challenges).

In principle, proposals may only be submitted to published calls; a current overview of relevant calls and their deadlines with relation to pharma, biotech, medtech and other life science topics are found on our
website. For applications in Horizon Europe, there are detailed requirements that must be strictly followed.

ConsulTech provides you with professional advice and support in
identifying the appropriate call for proposals, in elaborating and in submitting the proposal. Please, find detailed information here and reference projects and clients here.

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