EUREKA Network multilateral call for proposals – Call 1: Solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period – Life without a vaccine
From: National Research Council Canada
The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, and the health and safety of all Canadians during this global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 and concerns to IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Should you be interested in learning more about how NRC is helping to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our webpage on the NRC COVID-19 programs.
This call for proposals for joint research and development (R&D) projects addressing short- to medium-term solutions for COVID-19 needs is now open to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who wish to collaborate on R&D projects with partners in Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey.
Canadian participants to 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
- large enterprises and industries
- research organizations
Funding through NRC IRAP is only available to eligible SMEs. Other organizations will need to secure funding from other sources or self-fund. University researchers may be eligible for funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Sectors of focus:
All industry sectors with short- to medium-term solutions to COVID-19-specific needs, such as:
- diagnostics and testing
- disease-tracking technology, analytical solutions for health systems
- education technologies and digital workplace
- infection prevention and protection
- safe mobility: migration data and trends, regional risk monitoring, protection of isolated and risk groups, safe use of public transports
- sanitation technology
- smart technologies and support systems for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
- smart technology for COVID-19 patients
- therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
International consortium project proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2020
More information: refer to the detailed call for proposals posted on the Eureka website or contact Eric Holdrinet.