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Fit for Health 2.0 – the continuation of our services and support!

Fit for Health 2.0 has been launched on 1st of November 2013. This support initiative has been designed as a follow-up project of the successful running “Fit for Health”-project. It focuses on the needs and requirements offered by the new Framework Programme “Horizon 2020”. SMEs and researchers will be supported during all phases of research projects, including first orientation, consortium building, proposal writing, project management and efficient exploitation of project results.

Particular support is available for SMEs in getting oriented in Horizon 2020 and in taking a strategic approach to a sustainable participation. This is accompanied by a mentoring and coaching approach and strategy trainings. Innovative and target-group specific modular trainings will address all project phases, covering the entire innovation cycle of research projects. Fit for Health 2.0 stimulates the cooperation between SMEs and academia and optimally supports consortia for a successful proposal submission by dedicated trainings, with the help of two complementary databases and partnering days. The project also helps during the project implementation process. This service will be offered for still running FP7 projects as well as for new projects, submitted in Health-related Calls in Horizon 2020. Dedicated exploitation trainings and partnering events will be organised to facilitate the process in bringing project results to the market. SMEs and researchers are encouraged to use on-line customized services, platforms, new media and support items. SMEs will be put in the spotlight, thus increasing their visibility to the specific community and corporate partners. The Fit for Health 2.0 consortium builds on the success of the running project Fit for Health: highly experienced NCPs and Enterprise Europe Network-members together with renowned senior trainers on innovation, technology transfer, financing and IPR ensure perfect coverage of the entire innovation cycle. To maximize synergies, this efficiently managed network is strategically connected to other key support networks for SMEs. Close cooperation will occur with related support networks, EU-projects and a wide range of biotech clusters and SME-associations for an optimal support for SMEs and researchers. Therefore, highest commitment and continuous quality assurance are given in order to keep the support for SMEs and academia in the Health-related sector in the best way. Ines Haberl – Coordination of Fit for Health FFG-Austrian Research Promotion Agency - European and International Programmes Sensengasse 1, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Keywords

SMEs, Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 1

Countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom