Applications now open for the COVID-X acceleration programme! Using data-driven solutions to save lives (Sponsored)

COVID-X has announced the launch of their Open Call #2! Applications are now open for a unique acceleration programme in Europe, which will fast-track to market 15+ European data technology solutions, that are addressing COVID-19 challenges and facilitating an innovative stack of AI-driven tools in order to defeat the pandemic.

COVID-X Programme, supported by the European Commission under Horizon2020 programme, funds European companies and healthcare providers to boost 30+ data-driven solutions to the markets to overcome clinical challenges in diagnosis, prognosis, and follow-up. The funding is invested in solutions with TRL 7+ and [or in the process of] CE marking, covering two profiles: single solution (EU tech SMEs / Start-Ups) validating their solutions at one of COVID-X pilot sites; or team solution (Tech provider bringing in a healthcare provider that will validate the solution).

COVID-X involves a consortium of 10 prominent partners from 7 different countries: F6S, AUSTRALO, Civitta, Bosonit, Intrasoft, Eight Bells, UPM, Humanitas, SERMAS, Karolinska Inst.

The COVID-X Programme Open Call #1 closed on 27 January 2021, gathering 112 applications from data technology companies and healthcare providers coming from 29 different countries in Europe and beyond. In total, 16 selected single and team solutions were selected and are now completing the 1st Sprint of the programme.

What are the benefits?

The COVID-X Programme provides a tailored acceleration programme, organized in 3 sprints, of 3 months each. These include:

  • Funding
  • Technical coaching
  • Business mentoring sessions
  • Support in ethical issues
  • Piloting with healthcare organizations.

The 10-month programme aims to boost quick market uptake, to defeat COVID-19 with data solutions.

How can we apply?

Open Call#2 has a two-stage application process. In the first stage, the applicant’s eligibility and alignment with the selection criteria are assessed. All eligible applications access the 2nd stage where the complete application form with detailed information about the solution & implementation is required.

The Open Call#2 application is now open in this link. The deadline for the first stage will be on the 22nd of July 2021 (17:00PM CEST). Good luck!

Tips on applying

The COVID-X team invites you to join a series of webinars (free of charge) that will take place in June and July, which will cover the programme from application to technical requirements.

Experts from the consortium will present the programme and solve the questions you may have about applying:

  • June 22nd 12:00 pm CEST – COVID-X Open Call 2, Acceleration services, Application and selection Overview (30 min), Q&A (30 min).
  • June 23rd 12:00 pm CEST – COVID-X Technical Infrastructure Overview (30 min), Q&A (30 min).
  • June 24th 12:00pm CEST – COVID-X Clinical partners & datasets (30 min), Q&A (30 min).
  • July 13th 12:00 pm CEST – COVID-X Open Call 2, Application and selection Overview (30 min), Q&A (30 min)
You can register for the informational webinars, here.
For further information on COVID-X, please visit their website. Good luck!