How to Apply: Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI 2) Programme Grants

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The aim of the IMI public-private partnership is to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients by bringing together companies, universities, public laboratories, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), patient groups and regulators in collaborative projects. 

The grant application process

Grant application is a five-step process:

  1. Find a suitable Call for Proposal
  2. Find project partners (at least three legal entities in different Member States or associated countries)
  3. Obtain access to the IMI Electronic Submission System ( SOFIA software tool)
  4. Register in the Beneficiary Register
  5. Submit your project proposal

Visit the 'How to Participate' page Access the IMI 2 manual (pdf)


  • The IMI 2 manual for evaluation, submission and grant award will help you with any questions you may have regarding the application process
  • Use the IMI 2 evaluation form (pdf) for an evaluation of your proposal prior to final editing, submission and deadline

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