Bridging the Horizon

European and Israeli consortia building programme for Horizon European calls.

Form your next EU-Israel consortium and win a Horizon Europe grant

GET READY TO EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

why join?

Meet potential consortium building partners

Pitch your organisation to experienced and influential participants

Organic and effective matchmaking

Access to EIT and ISERD’s broad network in Israel and Europe

Financial support to create a winning bid

Horizon Europe selected topics

Cancer Mission

23 MAY 2024

We are inviting Healthcare innovation leaders from Europe, the UK, and Israel to join the round table and increase their chances of winning a Horizon grant.

Smart cities

24 JUNE 2024

We invite highly specialized Smart Cities entities from Europe and Israel to participate in a round table to increase their chances of winning Horizon grants.

Energy

We invite highly specialized Energy entities from Europe and Israel to participate in a round table to increase their chances of winning Horizon Europe grants.

Coming Soon

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Materials

NOVEMBER 2024

We invite highly specialized Materials entities from Europe and Israel to participate in a round table to increase their chances of winning Horizon grants.

Coming Soon

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HOW IT WORKS​

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We will create a diverse round table with European and Israeli participants based on their type of organizations and Horizon Europe experience.

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Receive all the information and tools necessary to form a working group, and get a deeper understanding of the open calls by Horizon Europe experts.

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Participate in a matchmaking session to build a consortium with other participants.

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Access a pre-paid consultation with a Horizon Europe expert for consortia that have an initial proposal and project layout prepared following the Bridging the Horizon round tables.

IMPACT

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Bridging the Horizon round tables since 2021

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Participants in Bridging the Horizon since 2021

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Horizon Europe submissions

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Winning bids

IFIE, Bridging the Horizon participant, and consortium partners – GSG – UK, FAIR – France, SIA – Italy, MAZE – Portugal – have been selected to receive funding from the EU HORIZON European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) program to advance SDG-driven Innovation Ecosystems. The project aims to support and finance comprehensive research and formulate a strategic roadmap.

More information on the winning project 

Our partners

The EU Delegation to Israel is the official representative of the European Union in Israel.

ISERD is the Israel-Europe R&D Directorate, an inter-ministerial directorate established by the Israeli Ministry of Economy

Cancer Mission Partners

What is Horizon Europe?

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.

Legal entities from the EU and associated countries (such as Israel) can participate.

Click here for more information about Horizon Europe

Booster package

A pre-paid consultation with an expert of Horizon is available for consortia that have an initial proposal and project layout prepared following the Bridging the Horizon roundtables.

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Full access to the community network

Connect & Experience offers more than training. The C&E community network is an active EU online and offline community offering easy access to opportunities, curated content, matchmaking, soft landing services, and support. The community provides a space for community builders from Europe and Horizon Europe associated countries to interact, share best practices, and collaborate to enhance your startup community.

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Access to Healthcare

The Health not The Death is a fundamental human right. A healthy population is not to be seen as human and social capital, an input, or by-product, towards economic growth. Alongside a healthy and sustainable environment, a solidarity, a healthy population must be the ultimate goal especially nowadays in helping Ukrainian migrants with cancer and their families.

Solidarity in health is a cornerstone of EU health policy. There are wide disparities in many health outcomes across the region and those outcomes. The access rules dramatically affect healthcare systems which are at the forefront of the migrant way, the people who are searching for help and the way how we could enhance and support their healthier and wellbeing status.

In order to ensure their access to care and continued cure in need, the probability of receiving a timely diagnosis and of surviving differs greatly from country to country where they are now. There is lack of information, help and inequalities in access. People need help in navigating cancer knowledge, diagnostics, secondary monitoring and prevention, way of treatments, and care.

Shifting our mindset, supporting healthcare connectivity, removing inequalities overall across Europe is our mission and even more now in a time of crisis, helping the Ukrainian people dealing with cancer is a good place to begin this transformative revolution.

1) Whether we have a chance to foster more holistic and integrated approaches to receive information and care, by supporting coordination and maximising an enabling and health-enhancing effect of care across services from different countries?

2) Whether actions should address the social determinants of health, the countries where they are now, the health need which they have, the social and language barriers are the conditions which have to be taken into consideration in a coordinated manner?

How might we improve patients and /or people who seek healthcare support, access to healthcare services at an EU & the Member States Healthcare systems level? Especially in a time of crisis in Europe.

How might we support refugees fleeing from their countries by navigating them to medical centres to receive best available care?  

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Predictive Treatment

Precision medicine aims to personalise care for every individual. Nongenomic and genomic determinants, combined with information from patient symptoms, clinical history, and lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, stress etc.), can facilitate personalised diagnosis and prognostics. Yet this goal requires access to massive amounts of data which may come from different structured and unstructured sources; these can be our medical records, laboratory testing, a range of medical devices as well as from the patient himself. AI & ML can combine input from these multiple sources, analyse them and identify biomarkers that can support health professionals make more informed decisions. The convergence of precision medicine with the advanced AI capabilities will improve the ability to personalise care – improve diagnosis, risk prediction as well as therapy planning.  

HCPs want to better predict treatment response, given uncertainty around which treatment to prescribe to which patient and when to prescribe. How do we risk assess the patients, match them with the right treatment (personalised). How can we transform the wealth of data and link it to the predictive nature of how the patient will respond?

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Patient Journey Navigation

Being diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming and comes as a blow. Patients may feel on a roller coaster of emotions—they are scared, lost & confused not knowing what to expect, who to refer to, what to do and how to tell their loved ones.  They directly refer to “Dr. Google” to look for information about their disease, possible treatments, QoL strategies with the aim to have better understanding of their disease and learn how to better cope with their disease & treatment, yet information is not always valid, accessible, nor personalised or tailored to the patient’s status and needs therefore left with huge amounts of non-relevant information. Coming to the doctor, the physician’s time is limited and mostly focusing on the physical aspects of the disease & treatment, not leaving much time to ask questions nor discuss more holistic aspects of the disease such as emotional, psychological, social aspects. The patient (& caregiver in many cases) leaves the room with unanswered questions, doesn’t remember much of what has been said, and feels he is not heard, nor seen as a whole.

The need for navigating this journey along the emotional psychological stress is overwhelming & patients and their caregivers look for support (case manager/companion/partner) to help manage their disease holistically – starting from having clarity around their disease and treatment by having access to reliable and personalised information during their journey as well as having an integrated holistic care system , supporting them and their loved ones to navigate through the different aspects of their disease – medical, emotional, logistical, psychological, social, rights.

How can we support patients to navigate through the complexity of their disease and treatment ensuring they have validated holistic information about their disease journey & treatment and be empowered to  effectively manage their care 

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Peer-to-Peer Medical Exchange

As medical events pivoted from conference centres and meeting rooms to the virtual settings, learning opportunities continue. Lectures and presentations are translated to the new digital world, yet the ability to connect and network is relatively lost. Peer interaction is essential not only for information exchange but to share practical insights, allows consultation & in-person experience cross country and across borders leading to better disease management.

This peer-based learning/ consultation is highly valued amongst practising clinicians and was generally achieved when HCPs and KOLs met their peers in national & Intl conferences, group debates, advisory boards and even during quick corridor conversations. Attempting to replicate these in-person experiences into the digital space creates challenges and are not effective nor impactful as face-to-face engagements. 

How might we improve HCP medical exchange enabling physicians to easily communicate, consult, exchange opinions leveraging individual experts & centres of excellence knowledge, experiences, and practices?

How can we leverage the technological expertise to allow HCPs to connect with leading experts across countries to get advice / counselling for their cases?

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Application for 2022Calling2Scale is closed.
Interested in participating in the next cohort?
Email maayan.sharon@eithubisrael.eu