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COVID-X - First Open Call for Technology & Healthcare providers - Upcoming Webinars on 13.01 - 15.01 and 20.01

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COVID-X, an exclusive acceleration program funded by the European Union to defeat COVID-19 clinical challenges through the power of data, has launched the Open Call #1 for European Tech Companies with outstanding Data Technology solutions that can overcome COVID-19 clinical challenges and save lives. This Open Call is also addressed for healthcare providers dealing with coronavirus patients and validating the solutions in real care environments. 


  • Single applicants and Team Players.
  • Funding: 
    • Single Players: up to 100K€ to validate data solutions with a clinical partner
    • Team Players: up to 150K€ to validate the solution (tech companies and healthcare providers)
  • Your legal business must be based in a European Member State, Associated Country and be eligible for Horizon 2020 programmes.

All details and possibility to apply can be found by clicking here - deadline January 27h, 2021 at 17:00 (noon) CET

Three webinars will be organized about the application process and what you can expect from COVID-X programme: 

  • Webinar 1: 13 January 12pm (CET) - click here 
  • Webinar 2: 15 January 12pm (CET) - click here 
  • Webinar 3: 20 January 12pm (CET) - click here 

When applying, please inform NCP advisor

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