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The COVID-19 Response call is meant to accelerate the embedding of robotic applications in healthcare-related settings and to enable the smooth deployment of new, effective robotic-based solutions. By funding up to 8 projects with a max. amount of €250.000 per COVID-19 Response project, the DIH-HERO network is aimed to stimulate technology pull from the healthcare-related settings by removing barriers and developing a clinical connection at earlier development stages boosting fast, high quality, impactful large-scale deployment of robots (TRL7-8) in clinical settings all over Europe, satisfying a current clinical demand or need. The COVID-19 special actions are focused on broad Covid-19 solutions and robotic applications related to the current situation including COVID-19 response, recovery and support in daily challenges that are still existing due to the pandemic as well as post COVID-19 challenges. In addition, specialised and individual deployment support will be provided by the DIH-HERO partners to the awarded parties.

Call deadline:

The call deadline is January 15th, 2022 23:59 CET

Are you interested in learning more about this specific call and the requirements? Please register for the webinar taking place on 28th of October, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST here.

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Expression of interest for participation and matchmaking support

COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Announcement
COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Applicant guide
COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Proposal template
COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Budget template incl. example calculations
COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Declaration of Honour
COVID-19 Response Open Call 2021 Declaration of Informed consent for data processing and storage