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EU-collaborative projects at KI

During 2018, KI participated in 190 EU funded collaborative research-projects, of which 11 as the coordinating organisation. We have about 70 active projects within the EU health programmes, and our researchers also participate in projects within the infrastructure, information and communication technology, nanoscience and environment programmes. KI also took part in a number of projects within the joint venture Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

Ongoing KI-coordinated H2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing projects


Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce perinatal morTality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa

Project name: ALERT
Call: H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020
Project period: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2024
Funding: EUR 4 million
Participants: 8 partners
Coordinator: Claudia Hanson, Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS)


Molecular atlas of the brain across the human lifespan

Project name: BRAINTIME
Call: H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020 
Project period: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2021
Funding: EUR 4.4 million
Participants: 5 partners
Coordinator: Sten Linnarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB)


Human Exposome Assessment Platform

Project name: HEAP
Call: H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020 
Project period: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2024
Funding: EUR 12 million
Participants: 12 partners
Coordinator: Joakim Dillner, Department of Laboratory Medicine (LABMED)


Novel testing strategies for endocrine disruptors in the context of developmental neurotoxicity.

Project name: ENDpoiNTs
Call: H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020
Project period: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2023
Funding: EUR 6.9 million
Participants: 16 partners
Coordinator: Joelle Rüeg, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM)

More reading at the IMM web portal (partly in Swedish)


Multiple manifestations of genetic and non-genetic factors in Multiple Sclerosis disentangled with a multi-omics approach to accelerate personalised medicine.

Project name: MultipleMS
Call: H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
Project period: 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2021
Project funding: EUR 14.7 million
Participants: 21 partners
Coordinator: Ingrid Kockum, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

More on the project website

About this project in the database of the European Commission


Stem cell therapy before birth against brittle bones disease.

Project name: Boost Brittle Bones Before Birth (BOOSTB4)
Call: H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage-RTD
Project period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2020
Participants: 12 partners
Coordinator: Cecilia Götherström, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

More about BOOSTB4 on the project website

Read a news article about the upstart of this project


Precision medicine in overlapping psychiatric disorders. The goal of this research project is to find an effective therapy for rare individuals with synaptic mutations causal to intellectual disability, autism, and/or schizophrenia.

Project name: Comorbidity and Synapse Biology in Clinically Overlapping Psychiatric Disorders (COSYN)
Call: H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage
Project period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2020
Participants: 14 partners
Coordinator: Patrick Sullivan, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

More on the website of COSYN


Secure chemicals for future generations. Integrating epidemiology and experimental biology to improve risk assessment of exposure to mixtures of endocrine disruptive compounds.

Project name: EDC-MixRisk
Call: H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage-RTD
Project period: 1 May – 30 April 2019
Funding: EUR 6.2 million
Participants: 12 partners
Coordinator: Åke Bergman, Swetox

More about EDC-MixRisk on the project website


The aim of SMART2D is to strengthen capacity for type 2 diabetes prevention and management through task-shifting among health care providers and community health workers, and expanding care networks through community-based peer support groups, by targeting three populations in different settings.

Project name: Self management approach and reciprocal transfer for type 2 diabetes (SMART2D)
Call: Horizon 2020 Health – Research and innovation action (RIA)
Project period: 2 January 2015 – 31 March 2019 (51 months)
Participants: 6 partners
Coordinator: Meena Daivadanam, Department of Public Helth Sciences

More on the SMART2D project website

KI News: "Sharing of knowledge from an international project on how to manage your type-2 diabetes"

Ongoing KI-coordinated projects within IMI

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is Europe's largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. IMI is a joint undertaking between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA.


Prevent and treat Rheumatoid Arthritis through immune tolerising therapies.

Project name: Rheuma Tolerance for Cure (RTCure)
Project period: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2022
EU funding: EUR 6 million
Participants: 20 partners
Coordinator: Lars Klareskog, Department of Medicine, Solna

More about the project on the EU website

Ongoing KI-coordinated projects within Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)


Project name: Next generation precision antibody profiling - from science fiction to reality
Call: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
Project period: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021
Participants: 8 partners
Coordinator: Roman Zubarev, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Ongoing KI-coordinated projects within EDCTP2

The EDCTP2 programme is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 through the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Association (EDCTP).


The development of systems for drugs safety in East Afrika. Co-funded by EDCTP2, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Karolinska Institutet, Pharmacy and Poisons Board (in Kenya), Muhimbili University of Helath and Allied Sciences (in Tanzania), and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority.

Project name: Pharmacovigilance infrastructure and post-marketing surveillance system capacity building for regional medicine regulatory harmonization in East Africa (PROFORMA)
Project period: 1 March 2018 – 28 February 2023 (60 months)
Funding: EUR 6 million
Participants: 10 partners
Coordinator: Eleni Aklillu, Department of Laboratory Medicine

More information at the project website

News article at KI News

EU-collaborative projects where KI participates as a partner