Open Info Day: 5th Call for proposals

Start Date 27/02/2012

IMI held its Open Info Day on its 5th Call for proposals at the Crowne Plaza – Le Palace Hotel in Brussels, Belgium on Monday 27 February 2012. Over 200 people attended, representing all types of organisations including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), academic and industry research groups, patients' organisations and government & policy decision makers. The day included an overview of IMI’s rules and procedures, tips and testimonies from people involved in ongoing IMI projects, and a presentation of the 5th Call topic ‘European Lead Factory: Joint European compound library and screening centre’ by the Project Coordinator. In addition, there were plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff were on hand to answer questions relating to IMI’s procedures in general and the 5th Call for proposals in particular.




Welcome and introduction
Michel Goldman, Executive Director, IMI

The revised IMI Scientific Research Agenda
Daan Crommelin, Utrecht University and Vice-Chair of the IMI Scientific Committee

Overview of IMI rules and procedures
Magali Poinot, Legal Manager, IMI

Communicating IMI’s Calls for proposals in the Member States
Jan Skriwanek, National Contact Point Life Sciences Germany and German delegate on the IMI States Representatives Group (SRG)


Daan Crommelin, Utrecht University and Vice-Chair of the IMI Scientific Committee

Hugh Laverty, Senior Scientific Project Manager, IMI - Writing a successful proposal – dos and don’ts
Thierry Troosters, KU Leuven (PROactive project) - Applying for IMI funding – an academic’s experience
Claire Skentelbery, European Biotechnology Network - Access for SMEs to IMI’s programmes


Hugh Laverty, Senior Scientific Project Manager, IMI

European Lead Factory
Jörg Hüser, Bayer HealthCare AG


Videos of the Open Info Day plenary and workshop sessions will soon be available on the IMI YouTube Channel


The 5th Call for proposals was officially launched on 6 March 2012. The final version of the Call text and details of how to apply can be found here

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