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Nordic Info-meeting on The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) and call 6 & 7

Digitalt via Teams Thu 1 Feb 2024 at 10:00-12:00

Welcome to the digital information meeting about Europe's partnership for health, the Innovative Health Initiative, IHI, and upcoming calls for proposals (6 and 7). Vinnova represents IHI in Sweden and invites you to the meeting together with colleagues in Denmark, Finland and Norway.

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

During the information meeting, you will hear about how you can participate in IHI and upcoming calls for proposals. You also get to share experiences from Nordic participants in project within IHI and its forerunners IMI-2 (Innovative Medicine Initiative).

The event is aimed at those who are interested in applying and participating in the partnership's calls for proposals, or who can support potential applicant. For example, industry, academia, small and medium-sized companies, patient associations, grants office or trade associations.

What is Innovative Health Initiative?

IHI is an Private-Public partnership between the EU and industry organizations that represent various sectors within healthcare:

  • COCIR (Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, ICT and Electromedical Companies).
  • EFPIA (including Vaccin Europa, pharmaceutical and vaccine company).
  • EuropaBio (biotechnology company).
  • MedTech Europe (medical technology company).

Preliminary programme


Intro of the SRG delegates & today’s speakers - Laurent SAUNIER, Head of Dep, Health, Vinnova  

10:10 – 10:30 

  • Brief introduction to IHI and an overview of Call 6 & 7 – Desmond Barry, IHI Legal Team.  
  • Overview of IMI & IHI project statistics from the Nordic Countries – SRG Team.  

10:30 – 10:45 

  • Presentation from the national Private Partners / Trade Associations: Matthias Müllenborn, MSc PhD, Senior Director, Public-Private Partnerships, Global Medical Affairs, Novo Nordisk Maja Neiman, PhD, Science Director, SwedenBIO 

10:45 – 11:20     

Ongoing projects with Nordic participation share their experiences: 

  • IMI-2 project INNODIA – presentation from Danish project partner, by: Prof. Søren Brunak, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen 
  • IHI project PREDICTOM – presentation from Norwegian project coordinator Helse Stavanger Hf by: Anne Hjelle Forskningssjef, and Co-PI Audun Vik-Mo Avdelingsoverlege Helse Stavanger HF/ Stavanger universitetssjukehus 
  • IHI Project IDERHA – presentation from Finnish project partner VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd by: Mika Hilvo, Research Team Leader, Health Data Analytics 

Q & A  

11:30 - 11:55      

  • Rules regarding type of participant, type of contribution, IP Concepts & Implementation – Desmond Barry, IHI Legal Team 
  • How to find potential partners and build an Applicant Consortium - concrete tips on who should apply, how to start preparing a proposal – SRG Team. 

Closing remarks

Sometimes we photograph or video record our activities. If you don't want to participate in photos or videos, please let us when you arrive.


Caroline Ekstrand


+46 8 473 30 27

Dobril Petkov

Programme manager

+46 8 473 31 82

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