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The IdiPAZ Internationalisation Platform constitutes a service tool for supporting IdiPAZ researchers who wish either to increase their influence or to keep being a reference in the Health Research international environment, with particular focus in the European funding schemes and framework programmes.


The main objective is to promote the different research groups of IdiPAZ at international level. Thus, identifying possible synergies between groups and centres, new partners and funding sources, as well as forging strategic alliances.

   Specific ojectives:
  • To conduct active monitoring of international funding programs for Research & Innovation.
  • To flag and disseminate relevant opportunities and calls for IdiPAZ research groups.
  • To identify and actively participate in international networks of interest for the centre.
  • To introduce and disseminate the capabilities of the centre and its research groups.
  • To recognise, define, validate and develop project ideas that emerge in the centre.
  • To support and encourage participation in information events.
  • To organise and host information and training sessions on specific required areas.
  • To advise on the proposal preparation and the negotiation phase with the European Commission
  • To manage the approved projects.
The ninth framework programme for R&I has started in 2021 and will last until the end of 2027. It has a confirmed budget of € 95,000 million and a drive towards innovation, competitiveness and societal impact to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Among the novelties, it aims to achieve bold but measurable goals through the new five Mission areas (one of which is Cancer).

The coordination of efforts for the participation in Pillar 3 “Innovative Europe” belongs to IdiPAZ’s Innovation Support Unit.
The Health Program of the EU is the main instrument available to the European Commission to carry out its vision for a healthier Union. It aims to go beyond crisis response and benefit healthcare systems’ resilience through several modalities of funding.

The total budget of the third program is 5,300 million euros for the period 2021-2027.

COST is the oldest (established in 1971) and widest European intergovernmental framework for transnational Cooperation in Science and Technology.

Its aim is to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. Thereby it contributes to strengthen Europe’s research and innovation capacities. These networks, COST Actions, represent the main instrument available to the program for its implementation.

The calls are continuously open with two court dates per year.


José Luis Narro Villanueva
Telephone: +34 91727 75 76

Santiago Rello Varona
Telephone: +34 91207 17 90


Funding & Tenders: it is the entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects.
CORDIS: it is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.
Es HorizonteEuropait is the H2020 Spanish portal.
EURAXESS: it is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it.
European IPR Helpdeskit offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
EATRISEuropean Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, it provides a new development pathway, open to researchers and companies in need of support for advancing biomedical innovations.
ECRIN: European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, it is a public, non-profit organisation that links scientific partners and networks across Europe to facilitate multinational clinical research.
EOSCEuropean Open Science Cloud, a partnership of the European Commission with an association of the leading research institutions for the promotion and the development of technological solutions for a science based on shared data and standards.  

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- Participation in international networks of interest to the centre.

- Targeted dissemination of funding and project involvement opportunities.

- Organization of information sessions and training courses.

- Preparation and dissemination of scientific and technological profiles of the research groups.

- Identification of project proposals under preparation in which the centre can be involved.

- Advice on the definition of the project idea and the preparation of proposals.

- Identification of partners for projects coordinated or participated by researchers at the centre.

- Support in the negotiation phase with the European Commission - EC before the signing of the grant agreement - GA.

- Management of funded projects.

Internationalization Platform Portfolio of Services/Prices  (2022/04/20 Version)