The European Regions’ Network for Health Research and Innovation (RegHealth-RI), was launched in Brussels in November 2014. RegHealth-RI is a European project funded by Horizon 2020, under the call “Health Co-ordination Activities” and the topic “Bridging the Divide in European Health Research and Innovation”. The project is co-ordinated by Innovatec, with EUREGHA and University of Trieste as its consortium members.
RegHealth-RI aims to bridge the gap in research and innovation across regions in the EU, focusing on the health area, by looking for new measures to reduce differences in research and innovation performance, and to identify drivers between these differences. The project also aims to widen the participation of regions in Horizon 2020 and facilitate synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds.
RegHealth-RI will develop a multidisciplinary network formed by representatives of academic and R&D organisations, national and regional authorities, Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) in health, and companies etc., to deal with the main problems affecting health research and innovation of EU regions.
The first deliverable of the project is an analysis of the state of the art of health research and innovation in EU regions. The result will be published in a report at the first RegHealth-RI workshop, to be organised in Madrid in June 2015.