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IHI Kick-off and brokerage event

Interested in IHI's strategic research priorities and the first calls for proposals? Do you know how to write a good IHI project proposal? Are you looking for partners to build consortia? Catch up on our extended brokerage event and find the answers you need.

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About this event

UPDATES

*IHI launched the first calls for proposals on 28 June*
The full topic texts and details of how to apply can be found on the following pages:
IHI call 1 | IHI call 2 | Call documents

*Matchmaking is still open*
You have until July 15th to schedule brokerage meetings and until September 20th to register as an active participant to find interested parties.

The kick-off and brokerage event was a great opportunity for potential applicants to learn more about the first IHI calls and meet potential partners.

Our one-day hybrid event took place on 14 June 2022 at Hotel Le Plaza Brussels and online. Creating project proposals and building strong, effective consortia was at the core of the day. We aimed to provide pertinent information; allow open and honest discussion as well as network building through face-to-face and virtual meetings.

In the first session, IHI presented the content of the calls and outlined the rules for participation. Topics covered were the research priorities of IHI, call conditions, and even specific opportunities for SMEs.

The second session was the moment for consortia building. In the room, there were available timeslots to make short elevator pitches on project proposals.

Whether you were in the room or in the virtual environment, you were be able to book one-on-one meetings through an online platform with representatives who have an interest in the same topics. This was a great opportunity to have face-to-face or virtual project idea discussions and to find partners to build a strong consortium.

There were coffee breaks and lots of time for questions and answers to get you rolling before the dedicated networking sessions.

Participation in the event was be free of charge! However, registration and profile activation was mandatory to attend the brokerage event. A networking lunch was provided for those in the room.

How it works

To register and create a profile, please visit the dedicated event website.

Please note that for space reasons, we could only accommodate 300 on-site participants. As one of the main goals of this event was to facilitate networking, we prioritised registrations from organisations that are actively looking for partners / a consortium and have created a 'marketplace'. We  therefore encouraged people who attended primarily to obtain general information on IHI calls to register as remote participants.

We also limited on-site registrations to one per organisation.

 

 

Agenda

Outline of the event 
8:30 - 9:00
Registration and Coffee
 
 
9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and introduction:
The state of play for the Innovative Health Initiative


      Hugh Laverty, Head of Scientific Operations, IHI

Anna Chioti, Chair, Science and Innovation Panel, IHI

 
9:15 - 10:00
IHI research priorities and calls for proposal
IHI Scientific Officers

Elisabetta Vaudano, responsible for topic 1, Call 1
Tek-Ang Lim, responsible for topic 2, Call 1
Oussama Karroum, responsible for topic 3, Call 1
Colm Carroll, responsible for topic 4, Call 1

Industry representatives

Matthias Müllenborn, Vice President, Novo Nordisk- contributor to topic 1, Call 2

Andrea Rappagliosi, Senior Vice President Market Access, Public Affairs & Communications, Edwards Lifesciences- contributor to topic 2, Call 2

Click here for the recording and for the presentations 
10:00 - 10:15
Question Time
Moderated by Catherine Brett, External Relations Manager, IHI
10:15 - 10:35
Call conditions and rules for participation

Desmond Barry, Legal Officer, IHI

Click here for the recording and the presentation 

 

10:35 - 10:45
Opportunities for SMEs

Colm Carroll, Scientific Officer, IHI

Click here for the recording and the presentation 

 

 
10:45 - 11:15
Question Time
Moderated by Catherine Brett, External Relations Manager, IHI
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
 
 
 
11:30 - 13:00
F2f pitching session and hybrid brokerage meetings

Call 1, topic 1 (Neurodegenerative)- Watch here or view the pitch list 

Call 1, topic 2 (Image-guided diagnosis)- Watch here or view the pitch list 

13:00 - 14:30
Networking Lunch
*The online platform will be open during lunch time
 
14:30 - 17:00
F2f pitching session and hybrid brokerage meetings

Call 1, topic 3 (Personalised oncology)- Watch here or view the pitch list 

Call 1, topic 4 (Health data)- Watch here or view the pitch list 

Call 2, all topics (Cardiovascular and early feasibility studies)-
Watch here or view the pitch list