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More than half a billion for health
Brussels – The European Commission has launched the biggest ever call for proposals to fund European research and innovation and said that it will continue to foster health research on the continent. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn presented the EUR7bn FP7 funding scheme aimed to foster innovation through research at the end of July. As one of the key areas, Health is being funded with EUR656m. “We are issuing the largest-ever invitation to researchers and innovators to compete for EU funding,” said Geoghegan-Quinn.