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TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT FOR EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES
European Programmes Technical Support Unit (UTAPE) of the FIIBAP.

Madrid Region has the second best Health System in the European Union, according to the European Commission’s latest Regional Competitiveness Index. Madrid Region Health System (SERMAS) assures the adequate coverage of more than 6.5 million inhabitants of the region, including the capital, the third biggest city in the EU.

It is the will of the Regional Government of the Community of Madrid to promote the internationalisation of research, development and innovation (R+D+i) and to increase the rate of return, deploying a series of actions among which the creation of the European Programmes Technical Support Unit (UTAPE) in 2017 stands out.

Its main objective is to promote the participation of the Regional Health Government, Biomedical Research Foundations and Health Research Institutes in European Programmes linked to the health sector, especially by promoting the participation of scientists from the Community of Madrid in multinational Research and Innovation projects.

The Unit was created through a formal Agreement of Collaboration between Vice-Presidency, Presidency and Spokesperson Regional Government, the Health Regional Government and the FIIBAP.
Prospective and Capacities Maps in Health of Community of Madrid Workshop


Last 28th February, it was held the Prospective and Capacities Maps in Health of Community of Madrid Workshop in the assembly hall at the Real Casa de Correos. More than 50 Health Research Institutes Directors, Public Foundations for Biomedical Research Directors, Hospital Managing Directors, International Projects Managers, and also members of the Sub-Directorate General for Health Research and Documentation and the Sub-Directorate General for European and External Affairs. attended the workshop.

The event was organized by the European Programmes Technical Support Unit (UTAPE) of FIIBAP/Ministry of Health/Regional Ministry of Presidency of the Community of Madrid, in collaboration with the Directorate General for European Affairs and European Union (Regional Ministry of Presidency), Directorate General for Research, Teaching and Documentation (Ministry of Health) and the Primary Health Care Research Foundation (FIIBAP).

The opening was in charge of Deputy Minister for Humanisation of Health, José María Antón García, Director General for European Affairs and European Union, Eugenio Fontán Oñate, Director General for Integrated Health Process, Manuel Ángel de la Puente Andrés, and Director General for Research, Teaching and Documentation, Teresa Chavarría Giménez.

During the first part of the workshop, the support services of the UTAPE was presented, as well as the Prospective Needs Map in Health in relation with the new topics of research and innovation for the period 2021-2027. ASCENDO Consulting has drawn up this Map and Manuel Carrasco was in charge of the presentation of the main obtained results. Then, Tomás Gómez, Director of the FIIBAP, presented the updated Capacities Map of health research groups related to European projects in the Community of Madrid.

In the second part of the workshop, Ester Peiró (CET Auditores) talked with the International Project Managers about the elegibility of some salary concepts in the financial justification oof the personnel costs in European Projects.

    Relevant documents:
  • Download the agenda here.
  • Download the presentations here.
  • Download the photo gallery here.

2020 RD&I EUROPEAN CALLS CALENDAR

UTAPE has drawn up a calls calendar of the RD&I European Funding Programmes related to health for the year 2020. The objective of this calls calendar is to give greater visibility and facilitate the participation in the European calls. This calendar can be downloaded in this link, and include all the health calls from the Societal Challenge 1: Health (H2020), 3rd Health Programme (3HP), IMI2, JPI and ERANET. Updated deadlines in red.

More detailed information of EIT Health BP 2021 calls can be found in this link.

Our agreement is renewed one more year

The Community of Madrid has extended the collaboration agreement signed by the Ministry of the Presidency, the Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care Research Foundation (FIIBAP). The main goal of this agreement is to improve the participation of biomedical researchers of the Region of Madrid in European R&D programmes.

More information here.
Active and Healthy Aging of Madrid Region Workshop

On October 17th, the workshop on Active and Healthy Aging of Madrid Region will be held.

Location: Assembly Hall, Information Systems of Madrid Region Services (C/Melchor Fernández Almagro, 1)
Agenda: here

Registration: via email to fiibap.europe@salud.madrid.org (Name and Surname, DNI, Institution).
Antimicrobial Resistance Research in Health of Madrid Region Workshop

The Workshop targeting Madrid Region Antimicrobial Resistance Research in Health has held on June 19th. The venue was Paseo Imperial health center. 20 health professionals and expert managers attended the workshop.

The event was organized by: the Vice-Presidency, Presidency and Spokesperson Regional Ministry; the Health Regional Ministry; and the European Programmes Technical Support Unit (UTAPE) of the Primary Health Care Research and Innovation Foundation FIIBAP. The opening was in charge of Miguel Ángel Salinero, Félix Bellido and Pilar Gangas.

Dr. Teresa Coque (Ramón y Cajal Hospital) presented the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Coque was an active participant in the elaboration of the Agenda as former JPI-AMR Vice-president and Scientific Advisory Board member. Then, representatives of Public Health (María Ordobás), Primary Health Care (José María Molero), Pharmacy (José Manuel Izquierdo) and Pediatrics (Cristina Epalza, 12 de Octubre Hospital) participated in a debate table.

In the second part of the workshop, Marta Gómez Quintanilla presented Strategy and International Financial Opportunities in this area. Marta as the Spanish representative in the Health Programme (SC1) and IMI, presented the last news about the future health calls and the next Framework Programme Horizon Europe. Finally, Alfonso Mendoza (GSK España), Antonio J. Carcas (IdiPAZ-UAM) and Raúl Mallaína (Health Regional Ministry) participated in the debate table about public-private collaboration.

    Relevant documents:
  • Download the agenda here
  • Download the presentations here
  • Download the photo gallery here
International Health Research Managers of Madrid Region 3th Workshop

The 3th Workshop targeting Madrid Region International Health Research Programmes Managers has held on May 14th. The venue was Canal de Panamá health center. 20 expert managers attended to the workshop.

The event was organized by: the Vice-Presidency, Presidency and Spokesperson Regional Ministry; the Health Regional Ministry; and the European Programmes Technical Support Unit (UTAPE) of the Primary Health Care Research and Innovation Foundation FIIBAP. The opening was in charge of Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Salinero, Raúl Mallaína and Pilar Gangas.

The new members of the UTAPE Team, Paloma Sánchez and Virtudes Pardo, were introduced and the UTAPE support services for the bio-health community of Madrid Health System (SERMAS) were presented. Gonzalo Arévalo and Juan Riese (Institute of Health Carlos III, ISCIII) presented the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) funding instruments, together with the forecasted H2020 related calls. Then, Mario Carretero (iDeTra consultancy firm) presented the “Guide for the elaboration of Horizon 2020 proposals in the health sector”, commissioned by FIIBAP. This guide will be soon made available in SERMAS Virtual Library. Finally, Carmen Toledo (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office - OEPM) showed how the patents are a key tool for the research, offering a practical approach on how to effectively integrate patens into European research and innovation projects.

    Relevant documents:
  • Download the agenda here
  • Download the presentations here
  • Download the photo gallery here
UTAPE improves the rate of return in European Health Research programmes.

Participating in EIT Health 2017 obtained very positive results, in total €350.000 of funding. In 2018, 691.831€ were obtained, of which 298.940€ was due to the intervention of the European Programmes Technical Support Unit(UTAPE).

In H2020 projects, three million euros were obtained in 2017 in five granted projects and in 2018, six million euros in three granted projects, without yet knowing what will be obtained from what was requested during 2018 for 2019; UTAPE has participated or is participating in 2018 calls for proposals in the presentation of 18 proposals, which are added to those requested by other SERMAS Units.

New working day with the managers of international health research programmes. .

With the aim of identifying barriers and difficulties in international project proposals and management and improving efficiency in the preparation and management of Horizon 2020 projects, a new Workshop with the Managers of International Health Research Programmes in the Community of Madrid will be held on November 23th.

The event, organised by the General Vice-directorate for Health Research of the Regional Board of Health and the Foundation for Primary Care Biomedical Research and Innovation (FIIBAP), is aimed at international project managers from the Research Foundations dependent on SERMAS. The Sollube Building (Plaza Carlos Trías Bertrán, 7) will host the conference, for which attendance must be confirmed at raul.mallaina@salud.madrid.org.

The Map of R&D Capacities of the Community of Madrid is being developed.

Last March, the FIIBAP (Foundation for Primary Care Biomedical Research and Innovation) signed a contract with the consultancy firm SILO (Science & Innovation Link Office) to carry out the identification of the capacities and R&D potential of the Regional Board of Health of the Community of Madrid within the framework of European and International research projects. The contract was accompanied by a Confidentiality Agreement in order to regulate the exchange of confidential information between both parties, in accordance with the recent Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data.

The Mapping is being carried out at a good pace: delivery of the final report is scheduled for mid-November, one month before the expiry date of the contract agreed for 15 December. The results of this Capability Mapping will serve to complete the Mapping of Health R&D Actions within the framework of the European and International Research Programmes.

What services does the European Programmes Technical Support Unit offer?


    • Promotion of the participation in European and international calls health related in Madrid region.
    • Promotion of the collaboration between interested agents of Madrid region.
    • Map of European calls connected with the health sector of the community of Madrid: Personalized medicine, healthy lifestyles, active ageing, antimicrobial resistance, ICT health, safety.
    • Assessment and refinement of scope of proposal ideas for international calls.
    • Support when building an International consortium.
    • Support on the elaboration of proposals for European and international calls.
    • Review of proposals, including edit-proof and translation of texts into English.
    • Management of ongoing international projects.
    • Training on proposal preparation and management of European projects.
    • Services connecting health-related organizations of Madrid region.
    • Information and dissemination of news related to international projects: calls, news of relevant projects and news of events.
    • Expert consultation processes to define health research and innovation priorities for the Madrid region.
    • Reports on the participation of the Madrid region in international projects.
    • Map of prospective capabilities in Madrid region (coming soon).
Related links

Funding opportunities H2020 Participant Portal.

Partner search services H2020 Participant Portal.

Idea-list, European Project offering support services for European projects’ proposals.

IGLO, non-formal network of Research and Innovation in Brussels, promoted by some EU member States, offering partner search services.

FP7 and H2020 projects and proposals search:  CORDIS y H2020 Dashboard

The Foundation for Knowledge Madri+d is an initiative of the Community of Madrid.  Its main goal is promoting for the quality of higher education, science, technology and innovation to be key elements of competitiveness and welfare of citizens. It offers personalized services of information on European calls and support for proposals (including partner search).

CDTI internationalization support services

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Pilar Gangas Peiro
Coordinadora UTAPE

Paloma Sanchez Aparicio
Gestora de Proyectos europeos

Virtudes Pardo Rodríguez

Gestora de Internacionalización

UTAPE,European Programmes Technical Support Unit
fiibap.europe@salud.madrid.org


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