EUROPEAN FUNDING FOR PROJECTS AGAINST COVID-19

This article includes all the opportunities for aid from European funds and funding of projects related to the COVID-19.

Among the different European public funding instruments, we can highlight the LIFE programme managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Given that the priorities of this programme are  environment and climate, its participants are invited to submit projects which address  these priorities but  also their objectives and activities  are critically examined in order to detect any element that can directly or indirectly improve our collective ability to avoid, mitigate, manage and recover from a similar future pandemic. Given the difficult situation we are experiencing, EASME has extended all deadlines for submission of proposals one month, the first being on July 14, 2020.

The European initiative EIT Health has again opened its call for New Actions for Business Plans 2021 only for the receipt of proposals related to the coronavirus. To apply to this call, participants must be partners of the EIT network Health or submit a project in which a member of the latter is included as a partner.

Expressions of interest to participate in this call must be sent before 27 May 2020 through one of the EIT Health partners.

Within the programme to extend digital innovation of manufacturing SMEs in Europe (I4MS) funded by the European Commission, the AMABLE project, coordinated by the German company Fraunhofer for the Promotion of Applied Research, has opened a call special for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage the search for ideas to help with product shortages, health care issues and other problems social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (deadline of submission of proposals 1 October 2020).

The European project SMARTEES2, coordinated by the French Office of the Commissioner for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies, has also launched a call to support innovative companies in which priority will be given to financing electronic solutions in the field of prevention, diagnosis and therapy of coronavirus (deadline for submission of proposals: 5 June 2020).

The European Health Data and Evidence Network (EHDEN), funded through the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), has launched a quick call targeted at entities with COVID-19 data that can help support open science research in the characterisation of infection and disease, as well as in the assessment of potential clinical management and therapeutic options (deadline for submission of proposals: 14 May 2020).

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is launching a quick call for COVID-19 related to European projects requiring its computing resources. Those interested should send the application form (duly completed and in PDF format) to the following address: covid19@prace-ri.eu. Applications will be evaluated and resolved within one week and work will start as soon as possible.

The intergovernmental network EUREKA has launched a multilateral call for solutions for the COVID-19 echo period called: Life without a vaccine. In this
call for papers invites participants to submit research and innovation projects in a consortium that propose solutions for short and medium-term responses to the needs specific to COVID-19.

These proposals may include among other things prevention and infection protection, new health technologies, and diagnostic solutions and tests. Projects must be submitted by 15 May 2020 through the EUREKA and will be evaluated by the national funding bodies in the case of Spain the CDTI.

If you are looking for a company to guide you in obtaining this type of aids, at Euro-funding we have a team of professionals who are experts in identifying calls for proposals (promotion) and preparing projects, both at state and European level, to guide public and private entities in the application process, achieve the required funding and make these ideas a reality.

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