Call for trans-border mobility - Chronicity Valley

The University of Bordeaux and its partner Bioef (Basque Fundation for health research and innovation) are committed to support territorial innovation in health via a common project named Chronicity valley.


Chronicity valley is a program of trans-border innovation and experimentation supervised by the Euroregion Aquitaine-Euskadi, aiming to support collaborative work between academics, organizations and industries, in favor of health aging and innovation in the field of chronic diseases.  
Transborder cooperation in this domain is based on academic initiatives developed within the Euroregional campus formed by the University of Bordeaux and the University of the Basque country (UPV), as well as industrial initiatives gathering BioHealt industries of the two regions.
Thus the objective of Chronicity Valley is to build together a strategy aiming to share good practices and develop common projects melting research, organizational change and industrial innovation. Chronicity valley is an opportunity to support scientific exchange aiming to develop competitive high level projects and to strengthen the links between Universities and their local socioeconomic partners.


In order to implement the Chronicity valley, the University of Bordeaux and Bioef plan to support scientific partnerships between academics and industries of both Aquitaine and the Basque country.

The present call is aiming at financing missions and short scientific trips involving researchers or/and industrial partners. The call is addressing:
- all academics and PhD students from the University of Bordeaux and the UPV;
- all industrial partners located in the two regions
- all healthcare providers and organizations located in the two regions.

Applications involving non-academics or submitted by non-academics must involve at least one research team.

Candidates are invited to submit their proposals of specific trips (planned or already made between December 1st, 2015 and May the 30th 2017). These trips will be only between Aquitaine and the Basque country.

Proposals must mention the following items:
-    Short description of the research/innovation topic
-    Name of applicants concerned (traveling and hosting)
-    Precise object of the trip and scheduled work plan
-    Benefits expected

This call is open continuously until March the 1st 2017. Proposals will be collected and reviewed every three months. Applications’ review is without prejudice to the funding.


  • March 2016- 1st March 2017: call open
  • June 1st 2016: First collection/selection of projects
  • Sept. 30 2016: second collection/selection of projects
  • January 5 2017: third collection/selection of projects
  • March 3 2017: fourth collection/selection of projects

Download the call for trans-border mobility.

Download the additional document.

For more information, please contact Lise Monneraud.