EU-Innovation Network (EU-IN)

EU-IN Introduction and Overview

The mandate of the EU-Innovation Network is to:

  • Develop an annual work plan to be agreed upon by the EMA and the HMAs
  • Provide the EMA and the HMA with an annual update of the activities undertaken
  • Share experience and knowledge; discuss case-studies, with the agreement of the sponsors, to identify challenging issues for emerging innovation and, as appropriate, identify leading experts in innovative fields
  • Support the EU-NTC in identifying areas where training may be required to ensure the appropriate capability in the network
  • Discuss best practices so that the EU network builds on success and encourages the establishment of innovation contacts points/offices in more regulatory agencies
  • Provide for horizon scanning for HMA and EMA for the identification of emerging trends that may require actions by the European Medicines Regulatory Network
  • Contribute to the consolidation of EU expert views on emerging and challenging topics relevant to innovative therapies and technologies, flagging issues that need regulatory guidance and support
  • Promote the involvement and collaboration of HMA on the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) projects
  • Address specific topics at request of HMAs and EMA Scientific Committees.

EU-IN Members and Representatives

  • The EU-IN is composed of representatives of AT, BE, CZ, DE-PEI, DE-BfArm, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, Lux, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, SE, UK and EMA.
    New members may join.
  • Chair:Esa Heinonen, Fimea, FI
  • Co-chair: Marisa Papaluca-Amati, EMA
  • EMA provides the secretariat for the EU-IN.


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