The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is Europe's largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients.

IMI supports collaborative research projects and builds networks of industrial and academic experts in order to boost pharmaceutical innovation in Europe.

IMI is a joint undertaking between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA.

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First IMI Ebola projects get underway

IMI is launching the first eight projects of its Ebola+ programme, covering vaccine development, manufacture and uptake as well as diagnostics.


  • A life-saving technology

    IMI project SUMMIT has developed an ultrasound device to identify patients at imminent risk of a heart attack or stroke

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  • Action on autism

    Watch a video on how EU-AIMS is developing tools to boost our understanding of autism, paving the way for new treatments

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  • Get on-course!

    With over 5 000 courses, on-course, run by the EMTRAIN project, is Europe's most comprehensive biomedical R&D postgrad course portal

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  • Innovation in action

    IMI's 46 projects have a combined budget of €1.6 billion and are tackling some of the toughest challenges in drug development.

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  • Patient power!

    EUPATI is developing educational resources that will empower patients to engage more effectively in the drug research and development process

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  • Schizophrenia breakthrough

    NEWMEDS project research published in Nature reveals that genetic variants linked with schizophrenia have an impact in healthy carriers

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IMI is holding webinars on each topic of the IMI2 3rd and 4th Calls for proposals, as well as its new rules and procedures.

The webinars take place in December 2014 and January 2015.

For registration and more information, visit the webinar page


  • 26/01/2015 : RT @WEBRADR: Pertinent to #webradr & anyone interested in #mhealth or #ehealth - consultation report by @DigitalAgendaEU
  • 26/01/2015 : Calling all #auditors – IMI is hiring! Deadline 15 Feb. #jobs #Brussels
  • 26/01/2015 : RT @SwissCore: A Swiss Science Lecture on Ebola on 27 January 2015 with Marcel Tanner, Blaise Genton and Vasee Moorthy. Register: http://t.

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