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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 for proposal submission is February 15th, 2022 23:59 CET

Upon proposal submission at least 2 end-users involved in the deployment phase must be included in the project proposal already. After the submission, there will be the opportunity to add additional end-users. All 4 end-users involved in the deployment phase must be included in the project proposal until the 15th of March 2022 23:59 CET.

Are you interested in learning more about this specific call and the requirements? Please listen to the recording of the webinar held on 28th of October 2021 here.

Please note that you can go to the webinar by clicking the “Register” button on the bottom of the page.

Quick links:
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

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