EUREKA Network call for proposals – Solutions for post-COVID-19 - Next high-impact human pandemic
From: National Research Council Canada
In view of the difficulties Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are facing during this uncertain time, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program's (NRC IRAP) International team is committed to continuing to provide international business advisory services and funding support to innovative Canadian SMEs through its regular processes.
Given the rapidly evolving global situation, NRC IRAP International will continue coordinating closely with its national and international partners, and other government departments, and reserves the right to modify, postpone, or cancel planned or anticipated international activities where required.
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we all do our best to navigate these unprecedented challenges together.
Please direct any questions or concerns to IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Should you be interested in learning more about how the NRC is helping to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our webpage on the NRC COVID-19 response.
This call for proposals for joint research and development (R&D) projects addressing medium-term solutions which will prepare society for the post-COVID-19 world and for combatting future pandemics is now open to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who wish to collaborate on R&D projects with partners in Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
Canadian participants with eligible projects may receive financial support through the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). Participants from other countries must contact their respective national funding authorities engaged in this call - listed on the EUREKA Website.
- small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- large enterprises and industries Footnote *
- universities Footnote *
- research organizations Footnote *
- others Footnote *
To encourage Canadian participation in this international co-innovation effort, NRC research centres are invited to partner and collaborate with Canadian SMEs and at least one eligible international partner for this call. For more information and specific requirements on NRC researchers' participation, please contact Roscoe Klinck, Senior Advisor, International Relations Office.
Sectors of focus: all industry sectors with a response to highly contagious human infectious disease pandemics which inflict a high impact on society, such as
- technologies enabling local resilience or self-sufficiency
- education technologies and digital workplace
- Govtech/Open data and Big Data
- infection prevention and protection
- prevention of antibiotic resistance
- sanitation technology
- diagnostics and testing
- therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
- medical intervention robotics
- disease-tracking technology
- smart technologies for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
International consortium project proposal submission deadline: July 15, 2020
For more information, please refer to the detailed call for proposals posted on the EUREKA website or contact Eric Holdrinet.