We are pleased to inform you about the launch of a new Call for solutions open to Romanian companies and medical institutions – „COVID-X” – an exclusive acceleration program funded by the European Commission as part of the response plan to defeat COVID-19 with data-driven technology.

The program will grant EU companies [Single Players] with 100K€ in equity-free funding to validate their data solutions in one of our clinical partners from Italy, Spain or Sweden. If the company brings in a Healthcare Provider that can validate the solution [Team Players], the financial support will go up to 150K€ . The focus will be on clinical challenges related to diagnosis, prognosis or follow-up of COVID-19 patients, or on a new open challenge.

The Open Call#2, running now, will select 15+ top-ranked solutions & the deadline for applications is on 22.07.2021 at 17:00 (CEST). This is the deadline for the 1st Application Stage validating that the applicants meet the required selection criteria [TRL7+, CE marking (or in process of) and a solid implementation plan. Moreover, all selected applications are invited to submit their full proposal in the 2nd Application Stage from early August until the end September.

The selected solutions will join our 10-months acceleration program to boost a quick market uptake. The plan of action will include technical support, ethical validation, and business coaching. In addition, participants deploy the COVID-X Sandbox, a one-stop platform to exploit COVID-19 data sources, incorporating general information on data silos, as well as the integration, visualization, and exploratory analysis for easy understanding.

The initiators express their request to disseminate information about this call throughout the network and to provide additional information to all interested parties. More information is available at: www.covid-x.eu