IMI 2 info day – registration now open
Registration for the IMI 2 Info Day on 30 September in Brussels, Belgium is now open via the event web page. The agenda includes:
- an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules;
- tips on applying for funding under IMI 2;
- workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.
Networking is an important aspect of the Info Day. In addition to extensive networking breaks during the event itself, participants can get in touch with one another prior to the event by using a simple networking tool which is built into the registration form. In addition, participants will be able to raise their profile as a potential project partner by giving an ‘elevator pitch’ presentation during the topic workshops.
IMI staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.
- Registration is free but obligatory
- To sign up, visit the event web page
Other opportunities to learn about IMI 2 – Call 1
If you can’t make the IMI 2 Info Day on 30 September, there are plenty of other ways to learn about the IMI 2 programme and the first Call topics.
- Read the Call documents online
- Download the presentations from the IMI 2 – Call 1 webinars
- Take part in one of the national info days
If you have any questions about the new rules and procedures or the Call topics, don’t hesitate to contact the IMI Programme Office.
Members of the States Representatives Group (SRG) can also provide advice.
Find project partners
There are many ways to go about finding potential partners for your proposal.
- Use your own contacts and networks
- Use the IMI Partner Search Tool
- Use other partner search tools such as the Fit For Health tool or the German IMI Partner Search tool which is maintained by the German SRG member
- Contact your local SRG member
- Network at events, including the IMI 2 Info Day
Top tips for applicants
There are a lot of things applicants can do to increase their chances of submitting a successful proposal.
- Read the Call documents carefully and make sure you understand what is required of you.
- If something in the Call documents is unclear, or if you have any questions about the Call topics or the rules and procedures, contact the IMI Programme Office.
- Make sure your proposal addresses all the objectives of the topic, and that your consortium includes all the expertise needed to carry out the tasks expected of it.
- Your proposal will be evaluated by a panel of independent experts. You should ensure it includes all the information they will need to assess it. The evaluation form is online and tells you what the evaluators are looking for.
- Don’t forget to address any ethical issues.
- Ensure your proposal meets the basic requirements for the Call. In other words, make sure you submit on time, in the correct format, and that your consortium respects the basic eligibility criteria (e.g. number and location of partners).