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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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