Call for start-ups and SMEs with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus outbreak

16 March 2020

The Commission is calling for start-ups and SMEs with technologies and innovations that could help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council. The deadline for applications to the rolling call of the EIC Accelerator is set for 17:00 on Wednesday 18 March.

This is a bottom-up call with a budget of €164m, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities and applicants with Coronavirus relevant innovations will be evaluated in the same way as other project applicants.

Another specific fast-track call supporting the development of therapeutics and diagnostics combatting coronavirus infections was published by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Joint Undertaking.

Further details on the following weblink: 

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/imi2-2020-21-01