COVID-19: Rapid Sanitising Technology Unique Identifier IFA019 Ambulances must be thoroughly cleaned once a patient with suspected COVID-19 has been transported. These cleaning times can take up to 45 minutes and have to be undertaken at cleaning centres which can be some distance away. This puts a strain on an already busy and pressurised service …

by Heather Smith

Research and Innovation, in health, academia and industry, have a significant role to play in the national and global response to COVID-19. Consequently, the Government’s main research and innovation agencies have developed a coordinated Rapid Response Research and Innovation programme to help mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic by unlocking the potential of Irish based …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has just published the following announcement on the Funding & Tender Opportunities portal:  Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, deadlines for calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health section) are extended by initial two months, to allow medical professionals to focus on their fight against the Coronavirus and to leave more time for preparing their applications.  This …

by Beatriz Sanz

About TechForce19 NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. Challenge overview THE CHALLENGE: SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY, VULNERABLE AND SELF-ISOLATING We believe new technologies can help support the vulnerable, elderly and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. Within this …

by Heather Smith

El ISCIII lanza el Fondo COVID-19 para financiar proyectos que mejoren a corto plazo el conocimiento del virus y el manejo de la enfermedad El Fondo cuenta con 24 millones de euros, aprobados en el Real Decreto-ley de medidas urgentes y extraordinarias frente al COVID-19 Podrán presentarse propuestas que desarrollen nuevas herramientas preventivas, diagnósticas y …

by Heather Smith

In order to face the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lombardy Region has launched an international call for sanitary equipment. In attached you can find the list of materials needed to protect physicians and sanitary personnel facing the next 2 months of SARS-coV-19 emergency. ARIA S.p.A. the central purchasing company of the Lombardy Region, can be reached at gare@ariaspa.it  Thank you …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we send them directly to our members, in our monthly MEMBERS ONLY Funding Opportunities Newsletter. If you want to receive these in advance like our members then please become an ECHAlliance member! Becoming a member …

by Heather Smith

On 11 February 2020, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Commissioner Gabriel launched the 7th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Applications are now open until Tuesday 21 April at 17:00 CET (Brussels time). If you think you have what it takes to become the next EU Woman Innovator, don’t miss …

by Heather Smith

Learn how to use data to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care #Call4Twinnings DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) has launched the 2020 Call for Twinnings with the aim of facilitating the scaling-up of digital transformation for health and care in Europe. Real opportunities will be offered to sites and regions throughout Europe to get together, …

by Heather Smith

Objectives pursued and expected results: The main objectives are focused on the implementation of areas covered by the Council Recommendation: deliver accurate and transparent information to patients, caretakers and the general public; join efforts among Coalition Member Associations and other stakeholder organisations to increase confidence in and uptake of vaccines; combat myths and disinformation related …

by Heather Smith