The first 18 selected projects are already being supported with 1.8M€
The second and last call of the INNO4COV-19 is now open and accepting applications from companies with projects against COVID-19
The submissions can be made via the website until the last day of April.
The projects chosen in this second round will join the ones that are already benefitting from the support provided by this funded Open Call.
Since November 2020, the INNO4COV-19 initiative selected and has been working with the first group of 18 European projects to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to tackle COVID-19, representing an initial investment of almost €1 800 000 (€100 000 each). The second call includes an investment of €1 200 000, adding to a total of €3 000 000 for both calls.
In this group of 18 companies, nine are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), seven are start-ups, and two are large companies.
Among the selected projects there is a telemedical lung monitor, an anti-microbial coating, a system using AI to prevent future outbreaks, a self-cleaning composite, a rapid test platform powered by AI, a face mask using graphene for enhanced safety, a COVID-19-free coating for healthcare protective equipment, or an air-disinfection device.
All the projects are in their final stage of development, with high TRLs (Technology Readiness Levels), and INNO4COV-19 Project is now accelerating their availability to the market and provide a wider range of solutions to fight the pandemic on all its fronts.
In the first cut-off of the INNO4COV-19 Open Call, 135 SMEs and Startups from 21 different European countries submitted proposals.
INNO4COV-19 is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU Program and led by INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.