The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) was allocated a budget of two million euro Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Allowance to organise and realise their first PPP call. This call involves strategic partnerships under the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH): One Health call.
The research projects should fit within the NCOH Strategic Research Agenda and one of its Solution Sets ‘Preventive Strategies’ or ‘Prophylactic Vaccines’. All NCOH partners can apply for collaborative innovation projects; though specific NCOH consortium criteria must be met.
Depending on the type of research (fundamental, industrial or experimental) and the contributions by private and public partners within the project, between €250,000 and €750,000 PPP Allowance can be applied for. Submitted projects should have a total size of max. €1 million, including co-financing. An important condition is that an application must consist of a collaboration with at least one private party and an NCOH consortium of at least two contributing NCOH partners with multiple PhD students, befitting the NCOH research programme.
Please download the “One Health call” description here and read more about the call and the requirements for applications. The call application form and annexes are the same as for the PPP Allowance Match Call. The NCOH advises applicants to use the services of their own Partner Organisations (e.g. experts from research support office, technology transfer office (TTO) or a lawyer) for details on the call and writing of the proposal. Additional NCOH information can be requested through Vincent Rijsman, of the Veterinary Faculty Utrecht University, who functioned as the liason between NCOH and Top Sector LSH.
Applications can be submitted until 9 October 2019 (12.00 CE(S)T) to Jovanka Bestebroer by the main applicant.
Coming five years, a large consortium of several NCOH Partners (coordinator Erasmus MC ), will investigate how the Netherlands can be better prepared for infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The multidisciplinary character of the collaboration, in which citizen science also plays a role, is unique.
The program makers of ‘De Kennis van Nu’ prepared a broadcast around mosquito research in The Netherlands. Recordings were made at the location and with researchers of several of our NCOH partners; Erasmus MC, Leiden University, RIVM and Wageningen University & Research.
Which groups are affected by certain chronic diseases, and which groups aren’t? This depends on genetics (30%) and on the exposome (70%). A consortium led by Professor Roel Vermeulen, affiliated with Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht, will investigate which factors of the exposome are important for health and how these factors work.
Tropical viral diseases are on the rise worldwide. Zika, swine fly, Rift Valley fever and SARS are just a few of the many diseases threatening humans or animals. Jeroen Kortekaas, Wim van der Poel and Mart de Jong (WUR) explain the research that they do to prevent new outbreaks and epidemics.