IHI publishes preview of first call theme ideas

11th January 2022

Cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases are among the themes that could be included in the first calls for proposals launched under the new Innovative Health Initiative (IHI).

IHI has published indicative information on themes that could be included in the first calls for proposals launched under the new programme. They include themes focused on disease areas, namely cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as more technology-focused themes on health data and the development of health technologies.

The full list of themes is:

Single stage calls

  • Innovative patient-facing care pathways for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and comorbidities
  • Next generation imaging and image-guided diagnosis and therapy for cancer
  • Precision oncology: Innovative patient-centric, multi-modal therapies against cancer
  • Access and integration of heterogeneous health data for improved health care in diseases areas of high unmet public health need.

Two stage calls

  • New tools for prediction, prevention and monitoring of cardio-metabolic diseases including secondary manifestations to enable timely intervention
  • Strengthening EU clinical development excellence and innovation attractiveness: Harmonised methodology to promote the uptake of early feasibility studies (EFS)
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