Starting soon: The European Partnership for Personalised Medicine
The proposal for a European Partnership for Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed) was positively evaluated by the European Commission in August 2023. Grant Agreement negotiations are ongoing. The project start is expected for the end of 2023.
One of the main activities of EP PerMed will be the preparation and implementation of joint transnational calls for research and innovation projects. The publication of a 1st Joint Transnational Call is expected for the beginning of 2024.
While the final EP PerMed website is still under development, you will find preliminary information about the Partnership here. Stay tuned and subscribe to our EP PerMed newsletter to receive all updates on the project and the planned calls. You may also follow EP PerMed on LinkedIn or X (Twitter).
For questions around EP PerMed, please contact the EP PerMed Coordination Unit: email@example.com
About EP PerMed
The vision of the European Partnership for Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed) is to improve health outcomes within sustainable healthcare systems through research, development, innovation and implementation of personalised medicine approaches for the benefit of patients, citizens, and society.
Within EP PerMed, several earlier European Initiatives are joined under one roof. It will continue the activities of ERA PerMed in funding transnational innovation and research projects. In addition, EP PerMed will closely together with ICPerMed for overarching strategic activities.
EP PerMed builds on over 15 years of EU-funded consortia, initiatives & events, but also on a wide range national/regional activities and efforts in all areas of the personalised medicine value continuum.
Key figures of EP PerMed:
- Duration: 10 years
- Total budget (national / regional funding plus EC contribution): Approximately 370 Mio. Euro
- Partners: More than 50, mainly funding organisations from Europe and beyond
In addition to funding personalised medicine research, EP PerMed will:
- Act as global personalised medicine platform for scientific and strategic dialogue and alignment.
- Facilitate and accelerate all steps of implementation through the full value continuum, so that personalised medicine achievements can be successfully implemented.
- Foster demonstration projects and promote successes and lessons learned to demonstrate evidence of personalised medicine implementation.
The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Personalised Medicine (SRIA for PM, 2023), developed by EP PerMed partners, is the basis for the partnership’s structure and a wide range of its activities.
All steps of the SRIA development and the proposal preparation were strongly supported by numerous PM-experts, stakeholders and the European Commission (EC). The partnership builds on several developments, initiatives and projects such as ERA PerMed, ICPerMed and its supporting projects (ICPerMed Family) funded by the EC. The EP PerMed consortium will bring together most of the partners from these initiatives and expand its scope with additional partners from Europe and beyond.
Several European Initiatives in personalised medicine contributed to the development of EP PerMed:
Steps towards EP PerMed
The development of the European Partnership for Personalised Medicine has a long history, starting in early 2021 with the publication of a first draft concept for the Partnership. Several steps followed, such as an ICPerMed workshop to support EP PerMed, an online consultation and the publication of a draft proposal and SRIA for PM, coordinated by ICPerMed and the EP PerMed Drafting Group. More information on the EP PerMed development process is available on the ICPerMed website.
Background: European Partnerships
European Partnerships are a “new generation” of partnerships that will in Horizon Europe replace previous forms of partnerships, e.g. ERA-Nets or JPIs. Their general aim is to bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives. They are a key implementation tool of Horizon Europe, and contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities.