UNIDO Global Call "Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The  United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) through its global network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices organized the call for “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”.

The international contest aims to identify the most innovative solutions that are tackling the effects of COVID-19 in developing countries and make their economies more resilient, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The call is open to companies, startups, universities, incubators, research and technology centres and other potential applicants listed in the call with a focus on four strategic categories related to COVID-19 outbreak and beyond:

  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

Additional info on the initiative can be found on the dedicated website https://www.unido.org/global-call-itpos

Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2020 filling in the following form: https://form.jotform.com/201414204366040

The Award Ceremony will be held in live streaming on 14 July 2020. Among other benefits, the winners will be given the opportunity to showcase their winning proposals at EuroScience Open Forum 2020 in Italy and EXPO Dubai 2021.

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