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COVID-X Open Call for Startups and SMEs with Data-driven solutions to defeat COVID-19

The new Horizon 2020 project COVID-X will fund EU Companies and Healthcare Providers to boost data-driven solutions with the power to overcome challenges in Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Follow-up to fight COVID-19.

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The €4 million EU-funded project COVID-X launches a new acceleration program - a 2-year initiative that will invest to fast-track to market 30+ European data technology solutions aimed at defeating COVID-19 challenges and facilitating an innovative the uptake of AI-driven tools.

By bridging the gap between the European digital sector and the healthcare system, the goal of the project is to unlock the full capacity of Artificial Intelligence and Data to fight COVID-19, validating, and scaling up breakthroughs to help save lives.

The funding will be invested in products with TRL 7+ and [or in the process of] CE marking, covering two profiles: single players (EU Tech SMEs / StartUps) validating their solutions at one of COVID-X clinical partners; or multiplayers (Tech Provider working with a Healthcare provider that will validate the solution).

The selected projects will join an Acceleration Program to boost their quick market uptake. This will include technical support, ethical validation, and business coaching. In addition, participants will have access to 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 first call for proposals opened on 17 December 2020 with deadline on 27 January 2021.

You will find further details on the open call and any further information on the project website