Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Apply now - Photonics COVID-19 call published - Deadline for applications 11th June 2020, 17:00 Brussels time

The European Commission published a photonics related COVID-19 call today: SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). The deadline for proposals is 11th June 2020 at 17:00 Brussels time.

The call for proposals seeks for innovation actions which

1) Support solutions that are close-to-market (TRL 7) in one of the COVID-19 areas that have already received, or are about to receive, the CE marking to proceed to large scale testing, piloting and deployment operations in critical healthcare areas (or wherever else is relevant) (type 1);

2) Support market innovation (from lab-to-fab) for further developing and maturing innovative solutions that have already been validated in lab environments (TRL 6-7 or higher) with the aim to help accelerate developments and achieve conformity assessment (CE marking) (type 2).

The proposed actions could encompass a combination of tools and technologies, such as: microelectronics, micro/nano/cyber-physical systems; bio-functionalized chips and biosensor arrays; bio-photonics; graphene or related materials (GRM); data, AI and robotics; pathogen detection technologies; e-health, telemedicine and digital solutions.

You will find any further details the the European Commission website.

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