European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

Health, demographic change and well-being

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This Societal Challenge aims at optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of health systems through the development of health technology assessment, health economics and innovative technologies and approaches in the healthcare sector. Furthermore it aims to scale up innovative solutions to overcome the challenges and barriers in the field of preventive health, to boost the translation of health research projects' results into innovative applications and to ensure that innovative and effective products reach the market.

A special focus will be on the following topics respectively: adapting to an ageing population; pursuing the path to more personalised medicine; harnessing and encouraging private sector capability; coordinating national efforts and expanding global cooperation.

For the calls in this Societal Challenge a budget of EUR 7.26 billion is foreseen (9,7% of the total H2020 budget).