Alyson Fox, Wellcome Trust Director of Grants, explains why Wellcome Trust changing its policy on transferring grants to ensure research can thrive in the UK, EU and beyond. — Read on wellcome.ac.uk/news/researchers-can-now-transfer-wellcome-grants-outside-uk
The The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are in the United States the primary government agencyfor biomedical and public health research. They award NIH grants through 24 grant-awarding institutes and centers. NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Read more: https://grants.nih.gov/funding/index.htm
The company was founded last year and has developed technology that analyzes data from a combination of clinical and commercial devices to monitor and track the health status of patients at home. — Read on medcitynews.com/2018/12/san-francisco-startup-raises-6-75-million-for-remote-health-monitoring/
For the 2019 fellowships program 8 participants will be selected in total, two from each of the represented disciplines – business, design, engineering, and medicine. — Read on clinicalinnovation.se/application/
5 books Bill Gates loved in 2018 — Read on www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Best-Books-2018
Grant Funding Sources for SMEs Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% of all businesses in the EU and their dynamism is a key element of a successful economy. However, one of the most important issues facing biomedical SMEs is their difficulty accessing finance for research and innovation activities. Loans and grants are the two most common ways to obtain funding. The main difference between a grant and a loan is repayment. A loan requires you to repay the money you borrow, whereas a grant does not. Grants are, essentially, a gift. In other words, they are non-repayable and may be awarded by government departments, trusts, corporations, or philanthropists and given to individuals, businesses, educational institutions, or non-profits. Loans are generally given by banks to both individuals and businesses, but private lenders or individuals may also offer loans. The Advantages of a Grant Grants offer a number of benefits: No repayment necessary: Repayment is the fundamental difference between a grant and a loan, and also what makes grants more valuable than loans. No risk: Grants are a no-risk way to obtain the financing. If a loan is not repaid, the credit rating and assets will be put in jeopardy. Non-diluting: similar to loans, grants are non-dilutive and not require the sale of the company’s voting equity. They allows founding teams and existing shareholders to retain company ownership and control. Medical Grants Pervushina & Partners works to improve the granr funding environment for small businesses in Europe and developed new information services that is able to generate individual grants listing using pooled 10 biggest international funding databases. According to the statistical evaluation of 38 european SMEs we could identify in 2018 following top 3 sources for successful grant funding: Interactive Graphic TOP 3 Philanthropic and industrial Grant Funding Sources Donations from philanthropists and private foundations as well as non-diluting industrial donations are increasingly finding their way into biomedical research. TOP 2 Public non-governmental Fundings made by non-profits and patient advocacy groups. Top 1 Public intergovernmental or governmental Intergovernmental (e.g. funding Programmes of the European Commission) and national governmental funding are still the most important sources of the public reserch and innovation grants.
Very active discussions on the key achievements and new projects of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)’s B3 Action Group on Integrated Care on November 14, 2018 in Brussels. Read on: https://www.scirocco-project.eu/about/
On 5 November 2018 the Wellcome Trust in the UK and the Gates Foundation in the United States with more than €2 billion research grants volume in total in 2017 announced that they were joining the open-access initiative, Plan S. They said their move was intended to “ensure that research findings are shared widely and are made freely available at the time of publication. Read on: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07300-
In the cooperation with international medical specialty societies and the EU we are pleased to offer 10 free Grants Listings for independent medical education (IME) on integrated care in the European Union until December 1, 2018. Please fill out our Ordering Form and enter as a keyword “Integrated Care”.