Call FAST TRACK COVID-19 for Research

Area Science Park and Argo System launching a 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.

A total of 400 thousand euro for the medical and healthcare sectors, artificial intelligence algorithms and scientific data extraction - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The call is targeted to research teams wishing to use Area Science Park’s state-of-the-art Genomics Platform, consisting of an ultra-high-throughput sequencer and the Orfeo Data Center that can provide advanced calculation and data analysis services applied to genomics and other sectors.

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 by making staff available, providing free access to the technological platforms and giving additional services. Projects will have a duration of three to twelve months.

Project proposals can be submitted until 30th September 2020.

  • ministero dell'istruzione dell'universita e della ricerca
  • regione fvg
  • Area Science Park
  • ProESOF 2020