In the new TKI regulations, health foundations have the possibility to apply for TKI allowance. By generating TKI basefunding, Health~Holland can provide a certain amount of TKI allowance to fund new public private projects. To be able to apply for TKI allowance the TKI basefunding should be filed before the 1st of September 2015. The conditions for the TKI allowance can be found on the Health~Holland website.
Public private partnerships
TKI allowance for Health Foundations
In January of this year the Ministry of Economic Affairs changed the regulations regarding the TKI allowance, by simplifying the rules. The new regulation makes it more easy to invest in R&D initiatives. Therefore, the adjusted regulation encouraged Health~Holland to establish close contact with several Dutch health foundations.
The Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) is one of the health foundations that is in contact with Health~Holland. In the near future a call will open by Health~Holland and the Hartstichting. Health~Holland will keep you updated on these developments via this bimonthly Health~Holland Update and the website.
Shortlist for the first ‘Medische Inspirator’ prize
On June 26th the ‘Medische Inspirator’ jury chose three final nominees out of ten submitted entries. The entries all were collaborations between patients and researchers. Topics for this year’s prize are regenerative medicine and gene therapy. Nominees worked hard to produce a self made film as part of their entry for the prize. The jury was chaired by Elizabeth Vroom of the Duchenne Parent Project. The other jury members were Gerald de Haan, Professor molecular stem cell biology, Anneloes Roelofsen of the Dutch Cancer Society, Principal Investigator gene therapy Piter Bosma and Marcia van Woensel, editor and program maker of various scientific television programs.
The following entries were chosen as the three final nominees:
- Enzyme therapy development for patients with spinal cord injuries
- A new diaphragm for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- NOTCH3 down regulation: testing of a genetic therapy for inherited dementia and strokes (CADASIL)
The next step in the selection process involves the top three nominees receiving professional assistance to make a short film suitable for on-line viewing to promote their idea for a collaborative project. Read all about the entries and how the nominees get on with the filming process on facebook page “Patient zoekt onderzoeker”.