Multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period – Life without a vaccine

This call for solutions for the COVID-19 Echo Period is for organisations in the following countries (based on mutual consent between participating national funding bodies):

  • Austria (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft – FFG)
  • Canada (National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program – NRC IRAP)
  • Denmark (Innovation Fund Denmark – IFD)
  • France (Bpifrance)
  • The Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO)
  • South Africa (Department of Science and Innovation, implemented by Technology Innovation Agency – DSI / TIA)
  • Spain (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial – CDTI)
  • Turkey (Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu – TÜBİTAK)


Special focus

Participants are invited to submit research and innovation project proposals aiming to provide short to medium-term responses to COVID-19 specific needs.

These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Infection prevention and protection
  • Sanitation technology
  • Diagnostics and testing
  • Therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
  • Disease-tracking technology, analytical solutions for health systems
  • Smart technology for COVID-19 patients
  • Smart technologies and support systems for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
  • Safe mobility: migration data and trends, regional risk monitoring, protection of isolated and risk groups, safe use of public transports
  • Education technologies and digital workplace.

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  • Opening of the call – 15 April 2020
  • Eureka application deadline – 15 May 2020