Subject: VPH Newsletter: July 2017

POLICY NEWS
Approved the programme of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU
- Scenarios for future research & innovation policies in Europe presented to EC
Delivered the report "New Horizons: Future Scenarios for Research and Innovation Policies in Europe"

- High Level Group report: Investing in the European future we want
Delivered the report "New Horizons: Future Scenarios for Research and Innovation Policies in Europe"

- H2020 would need €62.4 billion more to fund all top quality research
The high demand for Horizon 2020 grants has led to a very low success rate of 11.6%

- EU research chiefs foresee multiple challenges ahead for FP9
Some delays are foreseen in the start of FP9, which will be made available next summer, instead of at the end of this year

- Call for simpler rules in Horizon 2020
Researchers have called on MEPs to reform the audit culture, reimbursement systems, and evaluation criteria.
- Multidisciplinary European Research Networks are key to FP9
COST Committee highlights the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open and inclusive networks
- European Innovation Scoreboard 2017
EU innovation performance continues to increase

VPH COMMUNITY
In September 2017, the mandate of the current members of the Board of Trustees will expire and the General Assembly will elect a new Board
A simulation and prediction tool for paediatric clinicians
On 23 June 2017 the Research WG had its second meeting of the year
Created by the VPHi in 2016, the Alliance has made great achievements over its 1st year of life
STUDENT COMMITTEE
This recently funded ITN will offer exciting PhD programme opportunities. The 15 positions will be open in August
VPH EVENTS
27 - 29 July 2017, Milan - Italy
17 - 18 August 2017, Berlin - Germany
11 - 14 September 2017, Nottingham - U.K.
18 - 22 September 2017, Warwick - U.K.
21 - 22 September 2017, Oxford - U.K.
28 September 2017, Leuven - Belgium
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, Berlin - Germany
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"The Virtual Physiological Human will revolutionise the way health knowledge is produced"stored and managed as well as the way in which healthcare is currently delivered."
 European Commission
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