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Health related events and conferences

11-13.10.11 BIOTECHNICA 2011

BIOTECHNICA is Europe's leading annual event for biotechnology and the life sciences, covering all topics from Bioprocess Technology and Bio-Engineering, Bioinformatics, Bioanalytics to Biotech Services and Biotech Applications. During the BIOTECHNICA 2011 in Hannover the European initiative Fit for Health   is organizing

1.      International Workshop “Valorisation of FP7 R&D Results” on October 11, 2011 at Hannover Messe   

2.      BioBusinessMatching 2011 on October 12-13, 2011 at Hannover Messe, Hall 9  

09.06.2011- FP7 Health - Open Info Day, Brussels


The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Health) organized an Open Information Day  on FP7 Health research. The event aimed to highlight the novelties in the planning of the 2012 Work Programme and provided guidance on proposal preparation and management. Health research opportunities in Third Countries were presented in a satelite event organised by the project Access4.eu.

HEALTH-NCP-NET presentation


10.06.11 Health Partnering Event 2011, Brussels

The next Health call is approaching in July 2011! The Partnering Event 2011 was organized prior to the 6th Health call publication by two project consortia: HEALTH-NCP-NET and Fit for Health. The Partnering Event offered the possibility to present project ideas or company expertise in order to extend cooperation with international partners in the Health sector. There was also a possibility to participate in pre-booked bilateral meetings to establish new contacts and partnerships.

30-31.03.2011 Innovation in Healthcare: From Research to Market

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European Commission's DG Research and Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry and DG Health and Consumers jointly organize a policy-oriented conference "Innovation in Healthcare: From Research to Market" at the Flagey in Brussels. In a small "fair" during the event associations and support structures such as HEALTH-NCP-NET will have the possibility to provide information to the participants.

HealthCompetence - now online


HealthCompetence.eu is a pan‐European Research Information System making keyinformation accessible on all projects funded by the EC within Health Science in the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes (FP6 & FP7). The information includes the projects’ results in terms of publications, patents and technology offers, and is an open source of information for the stakeholders, such as project coordinators, scientists, technology transfer officers, research administrators, policy makers & programme managers within academia, industry, the EC and other funding agencies.

29.09.2010: EU-LAC InfoDay


EU-LAC Info Day      particularly for NCPs, FP7 contacts, embassies, liaison offices of research organisations for raising visibility of Latin America and the Caribbean in Europe . 2011 work programmes of FP7 invite collaborations under the EU-LAC Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. The event will take place in Madou Auditorium, Place Madou 1, 1210 Saint- Josse-Ten-Noode .  

16.06.2009 Networking Day for all Health NCPs

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The  Networking Activity for all Health NCPs and ICPC CPs took place on 16th June 2009 in Brussels and was organises together with the Commissions Information Day for Health NCPs . It started with a hot debate on experiences with consultants, followed by presentations of research capacities in Belarus, Moldova and Georgia and on the new partnering platform for Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The consortium also encouraged participation in the Staff Exchange Programme, in the cartographical mapping of research in ICPC and in the preparation of the NCP Handbook.

7-8.05.2009 HEALTH-NCP-NET at Research Connection in Prague

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HEALTH-NCP-NET chaired a round table in which Health NCPs addressed challenges of researchers to participate in FP7. Health NCPs from France and Israel presented their experiences, which were followed by a questions/answers session. On this occasion HEALTH-NCP-NET collaborated with the SMEs go Health project. The conference is documented at Research Connection 2009   and here you can find the video  


The Health NCP Net is the network of all officially appointed Health National Contact Points (NCPs) and Contact Points in third countries. It provides information, guidance and technical assistance on European funds for health research projects. Our clients are researchers and research institutions willing to participate and be successful in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Since most of the NCP host institutions are funded by national governments, the services of the network are offered free of charge. Find here a summary about us. 

Health NCP Calender

02.08.2011, 11:30  - 13:00 h CET online training on "HEALTH-2012, towards HEALTH-2013 and beyond"

04.08.2011,  11:30-12:30 h CET online training on the Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI,  focus on the 4th IMI-Call-2011

22-24.11.2011 Health NCP training, Bucharest

Upcoming events

Lund, Sweden
It will have several scientific priorities, including paediatric and adult head injury, stroke and novel biomarkers. We expect to see several reports of clinical use of biomarkers along with reports of novel biomarkers presented at the 2009 BMBD meeting. The meeting will be hosting the meeting in the university town of Lund. More info are available at the website.
Rome, Italy
EANS Rome 2011 offers neurosurgeons an exceptional opportunity to attend lectures by an acclaimed international faculty on scientific and technical breakthroughs. The Congress also provides excellent networking opportunities and aligns with the goals of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies - to promote enhanced scientific knowledge and the exchange of information between those in different cultures and training systems throughout Europe.
Krakow, Poland
IV EUROBIOTECH 2011 will be opened with the plenary lecture by Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Ada Yonath from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot entitled ‘The amazing ribosome'. The aim of the Congress with its leading theme the "Four Colours of Biotechnology" is to provide the participants with the high quality scientific program covering the wide range of topics in biotechnology. The lectures will be given by outstanding scientists from Poland and abroad and will be devoted to such an important and strategic themes for economic development as the renewable energy, biotechnology in medicine and pharmacy, the role of biology in agriculture and environmental protection, and many others. An international character of the Congress will also offer a platform for scientists and industry working in different fields of biotechnology to present and discuss the recent developments of Biotechnology. Arnd Hoeveler (European Commission) will give a lecture on EU Research Agenda on Regenerative Medicine – opportunities and challenges. The lecture will take place on October 14th at 10:30. HEALTH-NCP-NET project represented by Health NCP in Poland will participate in this event with an information booth on financing health research through FP7 funds.