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Boosting Innovation for COVID-19 Diagnostic, Prevention and Surveillance.

Objective

The novel corona virus causing COVID-19 overwhelmed Europe and the world in just a few weeks’ time. Small and Medium-sized Entrerprises (SMEs are put at very high risk by the slowdown or shutdown of economic life in their countries – exactly those companies who ensure the development of innovative solutions urgently required for counteracting the impacts of COVID-19 and for helping to control possible future outbreaks alike. In view of this situation, accelerated uptake of innovative technologies to tackle COVID-19 is most needed. In order to give an efficient and fast answer to this challenging situation, we propose building an Innovation Hub for the addressed technologies: an innovative open access platform to offer companies and reference laboratories the capabilities, expertise, networks and services required for the assessment, development, prototyping, testing, scaling-up, pilot production and market exploitation of innovative technologies to tackle COVID-19 pandemic. This approach will be based in the Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) concept, to incorporate lessons learned from those Innovation Actions, reducing time for putting in place such HUB and ensuring its successful implementation for a swift impact to the current situation. Our approach will include leading applied research and innovation centers in Europe, together with entities specialized in building OITBs, and reference clinical sites.
INNO4COV19 will provide funding to third parties to help them achieve the desired objectives. Presence of leading applied research EU institutions in the Consortium will help to obtain a huge impact and to find and attract innovators across Europe to offer new solutions for COVID-19 pandemic and other potential future outbreaks. Europe needs to reinforce its technological leadership and rebuild an industrial sector capable to protect our citizen’s safety and well-being, and INNO4COV-19 will help in catalyzing the change.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 507 875

Participants (10)

BIOKERALTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 500
Address
Entidad Arcaute, 005, Arcaute
01192 Arcaute Alava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 440 000
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION VASCA DE INNOVACION E INVESTIGACION SANITARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 625
Address
Ronda De Azkue,1
48902 Barakaldo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 349 255
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 502,50
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 200 001,25
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 013,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 252 116,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
OBELIS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 725
Address
Boulevard General Wahis 53
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)