The NEW Deadline is 30 September 2020.
In the framework of the ARGO System, Area Science Park is launching the FAST-TRACK COVID-19 call to implement research, development and innovation projects strengthening Italy’s prevention capacity, analytical skills and responsiveness to the Covid-19 pandemic, with an impact on the healthcare system, the manufacturing industry and the life of citizens.
The call is promoted within the Epigenomics and Genomics Platform of ARGO System, supported by Autonomus Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italian Ministry of University and Research and Ministry of Economic Development.
Piattaforma di Genomica ed Epigenomica del Sistema ARGO, con il supporto della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico.
The call is dedicated to Universities, Higher Education Institutes, Superior Graduate Schools, public research Institutes, Scientific Institutes for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare, Healthcare Authorities, intergovernmental research organizations based in Italy, associations and foundations performing research activities.
Research and innovation project proposals should focus on:
- the medical and healthcare sectors, in particular medical diagnostics and prognosis and antiviral treatment strategies (vaccines included);
- artificial intelligence algorithms and Machine Learning Techniques for predictive models on the evolution of the epidemiological emergency;
- data access, extraction and mining systems to share and use the scientific information on the disease.
Adopting an open science approach and accepting that deliverables are made openly and fairly accessible and available is a prerequisite for participation in the call.
The call will allocate a total of 400 thousand euro and will co-finance each selected project up to a maximum of 30 thousand euro (contribution in-kind). Projects will have a duration of three to twelve months.
Project proposals can be submitted until 30 September 2020.