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European collaboration to accelerate development of precision medicine (EP PerMed JTC2024)

In this call for proposals, Vinnova finances Swedish participation in the first international call for proposals within the European Partnership for Personalised Medicine, EP PerMed. The call for proposals aims to support research that fosters the identification or validation of targets for personalised medicine approaches. Applicants submitting a proposal to this call must combine the research on new and advanced targets with companion biomarker research (companion diagnostics). Consortia are required to be transnational, interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral as well as to clearly outline the personalised medicine perspective in the research proposed.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Swedish participation in the international the call for proposals EP PerMed 2024: PMTargets.

Who can apply?

Swedish actors from academia, public sector, institute, idea-driven organisation or industry. If two Swedish parties participate in the same project, one must act as koordinator for the Swedish part.

How much can you apply for?

A maximum of SEK 3,000,000 for one Swedish participant or SEK 4,500,000 for two Swedish participants over three years.

Important dates

  • Call text for the offer

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    • “Identification or Validation of Targets for Personalised Medicine Approaches”
      Identify or validate target molecules for precision medicine development

      This offer is aimed at Swedish organizations seeking funds in the European research and innovation partnership for Personalised Medicine. EP PerMeds's first call for proposals JTC2024 focuses on "Identification or Validation of Targets for Personalised Medicine Approaches”.

      All information about how to apply and what is funded can be found on the international website EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine. This page only has supplementary information for Swedish actors. Swedish participation is made possible through a collaboration between Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council.

      The call for proposals is a collaboration between more than 50 organizations from over 20 countries. The EU Commission contributes with co-financing and otherwise each country is responsible for the costs of its own actors in the granted consortia.

      In short, each consortium must consist of three to nine organizations, which are eligible for funding, from at least three different countries. A maximum of two organizations from each country may form part of a consortium.

      The call for proposals EP PerMed, Joint Transnational Call 2024 (EP PerMed JTC2024) is entitled “Identification or Validation of Targets for Personalised Medicine Approaches”.

      The call for proposals aims to support research and development that promotes the identification or validation of target molecules for individualized treatment and prevention strategies. Research and innovation on biomarkers must be included as part of the proposed project. Research and innovation projects in all disease areas are encouraged.

      Complete call text and other important information is available on EP PerMed's website: EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine.
      There you will also find contact details for the international secretariat who can answer questions about the content and focus of the call.

      Vinnova's call text provides supplementary information for Swedish organizations seeking funds from Vinnova within the framework of EP PerMed the call for proposals. In this call for proposals assessment takes place via the international secretariat. After the call for proposals has closed, Swedish applicant must also submit proposal to Vinnova or the Swedish Research Council.

      Vinnova finances a Swedish party in a consortium with a maximum of SEK 3 million over three years. If two Swedish organizations are part of a consortium, Vinnova can finance the Swedish participation with a total of SEK 4.5 million over three years. A maximum of two organizations from Sweden can participate.

      Participant applying for funding must be a Swedish legal person (organization) in Sweden. In this respect, a foreign organization that has a branch or place of business in Sweden is equated with a Swedish legal person. The costs in the project must be attributable to the branch's or establishment's activities.

      The international proposal must be submitted in the international portal in accordance with the information on the EP PerMed website. After proposal has been submitted to EP PerMed, the Swedish applicant must also submit the same proposal to Vinnova including the other requested information. In cases where several Swedish organizations are included in the international consortium, one of the Swedish parties must act as Swedish " coordinator" for the Swedish participation in Vinnova's e-services and distribute the funds between the Swedish parties.

      The following dates apply to the call for proposals:

      Opening date International call for proposals EP PerMed

      EP PerMed opens its announcement portal

      Opening date Vinnova

      2024-01-15 At 14:00-16:00 CET
      International information meeting EP PerMed

      2024-01-30 At 14:00-15:00 CET
      National information meeting Vinnova

      2024-03-05 At 17:00 CET
      Last application date step 1 EP PerMed

      2024-03-12 At 14:00 CET
      Last application date step 1 Vinnova

      2024-06-20 At 17:00 CET
      Last application date stage 2 EP PerMed

      2024-06-27 At 14:00 CET
      Last application date stage 2 Vinnova

      December 2024
      Latest decision date

      Project start at the earliest

    • Vinnova's Sustainable Precision Health area works to use the opportunities of new technology and digitalisation to improve the individual's conditions for increased health and well-being in an equal and sustainable way. The research and innovation that is funded through this international call for proposals aims to fill knowledge gaps and support the development of precision medicine, biomarkers and diagnostics that will contribute to the right person receiving the right treatment at the right time and to individualized preventive strategies.

      The projects must bring together a wide range of actors between countries, sectors and disciplines to contribute to increased competitiveness and sustainable healthcare.

      Vinnova participates in this call for proposals together with the Swedish Research Council so that Swedish actors from all sectors have the opportunity to contribute to new knowledge, innovations and a strong life science sector. These are cornerstones for achieving the goals in the area of Sustainable Precision Health and the national Life Science strategy.

      Read more about Sustainable Precision Health

      For complete information see the call text on EP PerMed´s's website: EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine

      Vinnova's overall priorities and objectives

      Vinnova is tasked with promoting sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. Improved conditions for innovation strengthen the capacity to reach the goals for sustainable development in Agenda 2030. Through our efforts, we contribute to the global commitment to reach the goals.

      Cooperation, pooling of forces and innovation will be decisive for reaching the goals in Agenda 2030. With this call for proposals we want to get more people to develop their innovative capacity in collaboration and create new solutions that contribute to the goals, within the framework of the priorities of the call.

      Read more about our work to contribute to the goals of Agenda 2030

      Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable growth and is found in Agenda 2030, as an objective in itself but also as a perspective that should permeate the work with all objective. The call for proposals should therefore contribute to an equal social development linked to two main perspectives.

      One aspect is that both women and men take part in the contribution, participate in and have influence over the project in an equal way. Another important aspect involves analyzing and deciding whether there are gender equality aspects, such as sex or gender, that are relevant within the solution's problem area and utilization.

      Results from research and innovation that are made freely available increase the opportunity for more people to contribute to solutions to societal challenges. The call for proposals should contribute to making more results freely available to everyone and scientific publication should take place with open access.

      Read more about what our work for equal innovation means for those of you who seek funding from us

    • See the call text on EP PerMed´s's website and carefully read all the documents available there: EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine 

      Here is the offer in brief:
      • Each consortium must consist of parties from at least three different countries participating in the call for proposals.
      • A maximum of two organizations from each country may be part of a consortium.
      • Project with Swedish actors seeking funding from Vinnova must primarily focus on development and validation.
      • Vinnova can finance industry, academia, the public sector and healthcare providers, institutes and idea-based organisations.
    • Activities

      Regarding which activities the call for proposals refers to, refer to EP PerMed call text:
      EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine

      Funding grounds and eligible costs

      Our funding takes place through funding. Funding for organizations that carry out economic activities is covered by rules on state support. The rules govern, among other things, which types of costs and what proportion of them may be covered by funding.

      Funding will be granted with support of § 9 regulation (2015:208) on state support for research and development and innovation, i.e. as support for research and development projects according to Article 25 of the Commission's EU Regulation No. 651/2014 (GBER). The project's activities must constitute industrial research or experimental development.

      In this call for proposals large companies can be granted funding up to 20 percent aid intensity.

      Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can also be granted funding with support § 2 p. 2 regulation (2015:208) on state support for research and development and innovation, i.e. as support of minor importance (de minimis support) according to EU Regulation No. 1407/2013. Such funding can be granted with 100 percent aid intensity. Maximum permitted support of minor importance is 200,000 euros per recipient during the last three tax years. Organizations seeking support of minor importance must therefore attach a certificate with proposal, which shows that this eligibility requirements is met.

      Non-state aid is granted to parties that do not conduct economic activities, for example academia, institutes, idea-based organizations as well as the public sector and healthcare providers if the activities are part of their non-economic activities Funding can be granted with 100 percent aid intensity.

      Basic prerequisites for a cost to be eligible for support are that it must:

      • Carried by the applicant organization.
      • Be attributable only to the project.
      • Have arisen during the project period.
      • Be determined in accordance with the company's usual accounting principles and good accounting practice.
      • Be in accordance with the company's internal policies and guidelines.

      Accounting for the project costs must be separated from the organization's other activitiesin the accounting of the project parties.

      All details about support levels for different purposes and organization types can be found in a table in the document "Support levels, definitions and more for funding according to Vinnova" on the website State support for economic activities. There you will also find the GBER regulation.

      See our general terms and conditions for funding and instructions for eligible costs

    • A maximum of two Swedish organizations can participate in an international consortium. Vinnova finances aSwedish project partner with a maximum of SEK 3 million over three years. Including twoorganizations from Sweden, Vinnova finances a total of SEK 4.5 millionover three years.

    • The assessment of the content of the application is handled by the international secretariat, but in order for the project to be financed by Vinnova, they must meet the following national formal eligibility requirements:

      • All Swedish project parties are legal persons or organizations and listed in Vinnova's portal.
      • Proposal is written in Swedish or English.
      • The maximum requested amount for a Swedish party is SEK 3,000,000.
      • The maximum requested amount if more than one Swedish organization is seeking funding is SEK 4,500,000.
      • Requested aid intensity must comply with the requirements that you will find in section 5. Proposal sent to EP PerMed ska should be attached proposal in Vinnova's e-services.
      • Proposal has been received by Vinnova no later than 2 p.m. on March 12, 2024.
    • About our decisions

      How much each party in the project is granted in funding is shown in the decision. Funding will be granted according to what is stated in section 4. The basis for support appears in the decision and also governs which costs are eligible for support.

      Our decision to grant or reject a proposal cannot be appealed. Regarding the right to appeal the assessment made by EP PerMed.

      Term for granted funding

      For funding granted by Vinnova in the call for proposals our general terms and conditions for fundingapply. The terms contain, among other things, rules on project party approval, conditions for payment, the Swedish coordinator's obligations, follow-up, reporting and utilization of results. Scientific publication must take place with open access in accordance with Vinnova's instructions.

      If you do not follow our term, you may be liable for a refund. This also applies if you have been granted funding incorrectly or with too high an amount.

      Current term can be found on our website, along with help to understand and comply with the terms

    • This is how you apply

      To apply for funding, follow the information available on EP PerMed´s's website, where you will also find a link to the international portal: EP PerMed - European Partnership for Personalised Medicine.

      After proposal has been submitted to the international portal, Swedish partners must also submit the same proposal to Vinnova e-services which can be accessed via On Vinnova's e-services, you fill in the mandatory information and attach EP PerMed's proposal as a project description.

      If two Swedish parties participate in the same project, one must act as " coordinator" for the Swedish financing.

      If a Swedish party seeks support of minor importance (de minimis), a certificate must be attached to proposal.

      The exchange rate to be used is the European Commission's exchange rate published in Official Journal (OJ) Serie C on the day of the granting of the grant (Official Journal C series daily view - EUR-Lex (

      Mark your proposal well in advance before Vinnova closes the e-service. You can fully unlock proposal and make changes at any time, right up until closing.

      When the call for proposals has closed and proposal has been registered with Vinnova, a confirmation will be sent out by e-mail to you who are responsible for the user account, project manager and company signatory or head of department. It may take a few hours before you receive the email.

      If you have not received an email confirmation within 24 hours of closing, please contact us.

      When Vinnova's e-services are closed, proposal can only be completed upon request from us.

    What is the offer about?

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    This happens when the call for proposals is closed

    When your proposal has been registered, we email a confirmation to the person responsible for the user account as well as to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call for proposals closes. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours after the call for proposals closes, please contact us.

    When the call for proposals is closed, you cannot change or fill in any new information. Then you can only supplement your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal?

    Applications submitted to us become public documents. But we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone will suffer financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must hand over the documents if someone requests them. But we keep confidential the information that we judge could mean financial damage if it is disclosed.

    This is how we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Malin Eklund


    + 4684733000

    Anna-Carin Christoffersson


    +46 8 473 30 00

    Veneta Belivanova


    +46 8 473 30 00

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