This initiative, known as GRAIN (strateGic pRojects Accelerator & fundIng eNgine), began in March 2020 with the rise of COVID-19 as a means of quickly evaluating research ideas worth pursuing at the European level.
Today, its main goal is to stimulate clinical and translational research projects between EUHA hospitals.
The enabling initiative also consists of the following three sub-goals:
Provide a space for principal investigators (PIs) to share their project idea and find connections.
Scout for funding opportunities of interest for EUHA partners, networks, and working groups.
Foster dialogue with European Research Infrastructures.