Global Call “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”

The initiative, inspired by ITPO Italy, is promoted by UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization – through its network of ITPOs, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices around the world.

The Global Call is aimed at identifying “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”, namely scalable solutions to cope with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 in developing countries and economies in transition, and their respective needs in the transition to post-crisis socioeconomic realities in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The Global Call offers an opportunity at international level to identify and promote innovative solutions contributing to tackle COVID-19 effects in developing countries and make their economies more resilient, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Award Ceremony will be held via a live stream on 14 July 2020 in compliance with the ongoing measures taken worldwide to prevent the spread of the virus.

Specifically, priority will be given to the following 4 strategic categories:

  1. Health emergency
    Telemedicine, biotechnologies and digital health, prevention and control

  2. Energy and environment
    Medical waste management and recycling, renewable energy for health-care, water management

  3. Food and agriculture
    Smart food logistics and distribution, urban farming, inclusive local market ecosystems

  4. Resilient industries and infrastructure
    Manufacturing of protective and medical equipment, distributed networks and fabrication laboratories (“fablabs”), new organizational models


Applications must be received by 30 June 2020 at the following link.


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