Funding for Innovation - LatestFunding for Innovation - Latest

Technology and research grants, including governmentTechnology and research grants, including government

Aspen Tech Policy HubAspen Tech Policy Hub

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.aspentechpolicyhub.org/covid-19-challenge-grant/๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.aspentechpolicyhub.org/covid-19-challenge-grant/

Accepting applications from , including journalists and media organizations, for projects that will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Winning teams will be allotted up to $15,000 over three months to execute their projectsโ€‹โ€‹.Accepting applications from , including journalists and media organizations, for projects that will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Winning teams will be allotted up to $15,000 over three months to execute their projectsโ€‹โ€‹.

CivTech GuideCivTech Guide

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/

This page will be continuously updated with virtual events, funding opportunitiesThis page will be continuously updated with virtual events, funding opportunities

IMI2 - Call 20IMI2 - Call 20

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.imi.europa.eu/apply-funding/open-calls/imi2-call-20๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.imi.europa.eu/apply-funding/open-calls/imi2-call-20

Innovative Medicines Initiative: Europe's Partnership for Health,Innovative Medicines Initiative: Europe's Partnership for Health,

๐Ÿ“… Deadline for short proposals has been extended to 12 May 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline for short proposals has been extended to 12 May 2020

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Early Warning for Epidemics'EIC Horizon Prize for 'Early Warning for Epidemics'

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/epidemics-eicprize-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programCode=H2020;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=H2020-EPIDEMICS-EICPRIZE-2020;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/epidemics-eicprize-2020;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programCode=H2020;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=H2020-EPIDEMICS-EICPRIZE-2020;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 01 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time๐Ÿ“… Deadline 01 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

European Innovation CouncilEuropean Innovation Council

Headstart Funding for COVID-19 SolutionsHeadstart Funding for COVID-19 Solutions

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://eithealth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Headstart_Guide_Addendum_COVID-19_Solutions-1.pdf๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://eithealth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Headstart_Guide_Addendum_COVID-19_Solutions-1.pdf

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

๐Ÿ“… Deadline April 14, 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline April 14, 2020

Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare and RoboticsDigital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare and Robotics

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://dih-hero.eu/๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://dih-hero.eu/

๐Ÿ“… Fighting COVID-19 call deadline 17 April 2020๐Ÿ“… Fighting COVID-19 call deadline 17 April 2020

European Investment Fund InnovFin Infectious DiseasesEuropean Investment Fund InnovFin Infectious Diseases

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.eib.org/en/publications/innovfin-infectious-diseases.htm๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ”—https://www.eib.org/en/publications/innovfin-infectious-diseases.htm

Financial products ranging from standard debt to equity-type financing EUR 7.5 to 75 million, to innovative players active in developing innovative vaccines, drugs, medical and diagnostic devices or novel research infrastructures for combatting infectious diseases.Financial products ranging from standard debt to equity-type financing EUR 7.5 to 75 million, to innovative players active in developing innovative vaccines, drugs, medical and diagnostic devices or novel research infrastructures for combatting infectious diseases.

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_Y8xU4wkAOs0B8wkAJsLGoNAU5fuqM2JBzXMy9-LJJw/edit?dm_i=5H2E,6IA4,1V0C08,OOIY,1#gid=0๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_Y8xU4wkAOs0B8wkAJsLGoNAU5fuqM2JBzXMy9-LJJw/edit?dm_i=5H2E,6IA4,1V0C08,OOIY,1#gid=0

๐Ÿ”—https://medium.com/frontier-technology-livestreaming/apply-now-data-challenge-for-covidaction-9de45cbe37f๐Ÿ”—https://medium.com/frontier-technology-livestreaming/apply-now-data-challenge-for-covidaction-9de45cbe37f

๐Ÿ”—https://www.isdb-engage.org/en/challenge/call-for-innovation-via-transform-fund-2020๐Ÿ”—https://www.isdb-engage.org/en/challenge/call-for-innovation-via-transform-fund-2020

๐Ÿ”—https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/31/moss-launches-covid-19-solutions-fund/๐Ÿ”—https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/31/moss-launches-covid-19-solutions-fund/

๐Ÿ”—https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/skoll-centre-social-entrepreneurship/skoll-venture-awards๐Ÿ”—https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/skoll-centre-social-entrepreneurship/skoll-venture-awards

๐Ÿ”—https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics๐Ÿ”—https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics

๐Ÿ”—https://www.newmediaventures.org/opencalls/expanded2020๐Ÿ”—https://www.newmediaventures.org/opencalls/expanded2020

๐Ÿ”—https://www.grantfortheweb.org/post/announcing-first-public-call-for-proposals๐Ÿ”—https://www.grantfortheweb.org/post/announcing-first-public-call-for-proposals

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๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Directories / Maps of Funding๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Directories / Maps of Funding

Coronavirus Funding MonitorCoronavirus Funding Monitor

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/covid-19-research-funding-monitor๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/covid-19-research-funding-monitor

A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and Coronavirus-related research. Updated daily.A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and Coronavirus-related research. Updated daily.

List of COVID-19 funding opportunitiesList of COVID-19 funding opportunities

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_Y8xU4wkAOs0B8wkAJsLGoNAU5fuqM2JBzXMy9-LJJw/edit?dm_i=5H2E,6IA4,1V0C08,OOIY,1#gid=0๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_Y8xU4wkAOs0B8wkAJsLGoNAU5fuqM2JBzXMy9-LJJw/edit?dm_i=5H2E,6IA4,1V0C08,OOIY,1#gid=0

List of various funding opportunities for innovators and researchers. List of various funding opportunities for innovators and researchers.

๐ŸŒ Global๐ŸŒ Global

๐ŸŒ MIT Solve Challenge - Health Security & Pandemics๐ŸŒ MIT Solve Challenge - Health Security & Pandemics

๐Ÿ”—https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics๐Ÿ”—https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 18 June 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline 18 June 2020

For tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that support and protect health workersFor tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that support and protect health workers

๐ŸŒ Norrsken Foundation - Action Against Coronavirus๐ŸŒ Norrsken Foundation - Action Against Coronavirus

๐Ÿ”— https://actionagainstcorona.org/๐Ÿ”— https://actionagainstcorona.org/

๐Ÿ“… Currently reviewing applications๐Ÿ“… Currently reviewing applications

Supporting initiatives for the sick, for the healthcare system, or for the billions of people whose lives are - or soon will be - affected. Matches up the initiatives with both individuals and funding. Currently reviewing funding applications, see list of organisations looking for funding and (no longer linked to on page, so might not work) form to apply.Supporting initiatives for the sick, for the healthcare system, or for the billions of people whose lives are - or soon will be - affected. Matches up the initiatives with both individuals and funding. Currently reviewing funding applications, see list of organisations looking for funding and (no longer linked to on page, so might not work) form to apply.

๐ŸŒ Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) - COVID-19 Solutions Fund๐ŸŒ Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) - COVID-19 Solutions Fund

๐Ÿ”—https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/31/moss-launches-covid-19-solutions-fund/๐Ÿ”—https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/31/moss-launches-covid-19-solutions-fund/

๐Ÿ’ธ Up to US$50k๐Ÿ’ธ Up to US$50k

Funding open source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. Can be open source hardware (e.g. ventilator), software which directly fights the disease (e.g. connect hospitals to 3D printers which can make replacement ventilator parts) or indirect software (e.g. browser plugin to combat COVID-19 misinformation).Funding open source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. Can be open source hardware (e.g. ventilator), software which directly fights the disease (e.g. connect hospitals to 3D printers which can make replacement ventilator parts) or indirect software (e.g. browser plugin to combat COVID-19 misinformation).

๐ŸŒ Internet Society Foundation Emergency Response Grant Programme: COVID-19๐ŸŒ Internet Society Foundation Emergency Response Grant Programme: COVID-19

๐Ÿ”—https://www.isocfoundation.org/grant-programme/emergency-response-grant-programme-covid19/๐Ÿ”—https://www.isocfoundation.org/grant-programme/emergency-response-grant-programme-covid19/

๐Ÿ’ธ $250k-$500k๐Ÿ’ธ $250k-$500k

๐Ÿ“… Open for applications from existing non-profits between 5 May and 17 May๐Ÿ“… Open for applications from existing non-profits between 5 May and 17 May

Funding initiatives that provide urgent support to produce lasting, positive outcomes in response to COVID-19, and help ensure the success of existing Internet-based initiatives and/or help create new ones that encourage long-term resiliency.Funding initiatives that provide urgent support to produce lasting, positive outcomes in response to COVID-19, and help ensure the success of existing Internet-based initiatives and/or help create new ones that encourage long-term resiliency.

๐ŸŒ Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Emergent Ventures๐ŸŒ Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Emergent Ventures

๐Ÿ”—https://www.mercatus.org/emergent-ventures๐Ÿ”—https://www.mercatus.org/emergent-ventures

๐Ÿ’ธ $10k-$500k Fast Grants๐Ÿ’ธ $10k-$500k Fast Grants

Fast Grants made in 48 hours for scientists or academic institutions working on COVID-19 related projects. Emergent Ventures Prizes for work in general combating the virus.Fast Grants made in 48 hours for scientists or academic institutions working on COVID-19 related projects. Emergent Ventures Prizes for work in general combating the virus.

ForcitForcit

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.forcit.co/nonprofitventuringprogram๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.forcit.co/nonprofitventuringprogram

Non-profit program which gives a grant for initiatives tackling COVID-19 (pro-bono access to the software, experts, methods and tools)Non-profit program which gives a grant for initiatives tackling COVID-19 (pro-bono access to the software, experts, methods and tools)

Hummingbird venturesHummingbird ventures

๐Ÿ”—https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ilerifirat_we-will-be-investing-in-early-stage-startups-activity-6647533270466605056-Rs1D/๐Ÿ”—https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ilerifirat_we-will-be-investing-in-early-stage-startups-activity-6647533270466605056-Rs1D/

Investing in early stage startups focusing on solutions for the current COVID-19 crisis (Prevention, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Remote tech and more)Investing in early stage startups focusing on solutions for the current COVID-19 crisis (Prevention, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Remote tech and more)

โš ๏ธ Warning: This link is to a LinkedIn conversation. No clear process for applicationโš ๏ธ Warning: This link is to a LinkedIn conversation. No clear process for application

Opportunities by CountryOpportunities by Country

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

lโ€™Agence de lโ€™Innovation de Dรฉfense - Innovative Solutions to Fight COVID-19lโ€™Agence de lโ€™Innovation de Dรฉfense - Innovative Solutions to Fight COVID-19

๐Ÿ”— https://www.defense.gouv.fr/aid/appels-a-projets/appel-a-projets-lutte-covid-19๐Ÿ”— https://www.defense.gouv.fr/aid/appels-a-projets/appel-a-projets-lutte-covid-19

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 12 April 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline 12 April 2020

๐Ÿ’ธ โ‚ฌ10 million๐Ÿ’ธ โ‚ฌ10 million

French defence innovation agency call for innovative solutions for use during the pandemic, whether about technology, management, organisational structure or industrial processes. All parts of society can apply, including academia, civil servants, all sizes of companies, and groupings. Application form.French defence innovation agency call for innovative solutions for use during the pandemic, whether about technology, management, organisational structure or industrial processes. All parts of society can apply, including academia, civil servants, all sizes of companies, and groupings. Application form.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India

Tyler Cowen - Emergent Venture PrizesTyler Cowen - Emergent Venture Prizes

๐Ÿ”— https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/03/1-million-plus-in-emergent-ventures-prizes-for-coronavirus-work.html๐Ÿ”— https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/03/1-million-plus-in-emergent-ventures-prizes-for-coronavirus-work.html

๐Ÿ’ธ US$100k๐Ÿ’ธ US$100k

A fund which gives prizes to good work on COVID-19, one category of which is "Most important innovation or improvement for India".A fund which gives prizes to good work on COVID-19, one category of which is "Most important innovation or improvement for India".

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.startupsvscovid.com/๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.startupsvscovid.com/

Funding opportunities for startups in India that are building tools to fight Coronavirus.Funding opportunities for startups in India that are building tools to fight Coronavirus.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland

Irish Research Council - COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and InnovationIrish Research Council - COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and Innovation

๐Ÿ”— http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/covid-19-rapid-response-ri-funding-opportunity-2020/๐Ÿ”— http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/covid-19-rapid-response-ri-funding-opportunity-2020/

2 calls: 1) Health Research Board call into medical countermeasures, health service readiness, and social and policy countermeasures. 2) Science Foundation Ireland for a board range of research and development that will impact Ireland during the current emergency.2 calls: 1) Health Research Board call into medical countermeasures, health service readiness, and social and policy countermeasures. 2) Science Foundation Ireland for a board range of research and development that will impact Ireland during the current emergency.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden

Vinnova - Medical Innovations to Stop Spread of CoronavirusVinnova - Medical Innovations to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

๐Ÿ”— https://www.vinnova.se/e/imi/finansiering-av-innovationer-inom-2020-00817/๐Ÿ”— https://www.vinnova.se/e/imi/finansiering-av-innovationer-inom-2020-00817/

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 31 March 2020, Winners announced 30 November 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline 31 March 2020, Winners announced 30 November 2020

Medical innovation such as antivirals, therapeutic drugs, diagnostics, detecting carriers.Medical innovation such as antivirals, therapeutic drugs, diagnostics, detecting carriers.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

Innovate UK - Business-led innovation in response to global disruptionInnovate UK - Business-led innovation in response to global disruption

๐Ÿ”— https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/583/overview#summary๐Ÿ”— https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/583/overview#summary

๐Ÿ“… Applications closed๐Ÿ“… Applications closed

๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ20 million in grants of up to ยฃ50k๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ20 million in grants of up to ยฃ50k

For innovative and amibitious ideas by UK businesses which meet a societal need which is new or increased because of the pandemic. Very wide range of areas - from couriers, to healthcare, to remote working, to food.For innovative and amibitious ideas by UK businesses which meet a societal need which is new or increased because of the pandemic. Very wide range of areas - from couriers, to healthcare, to remote working, to food.

NHSX - Tech Force 19NHSX - Tech Force 19

๐Ÿ”— https://techforce19.uk/๐Ÿ”— https://techforce19.uk/

๐Ÿ“… Applications closed๐Ÿ“… Applications closed

๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ25k๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ25k

Funding for innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to test their solution.Funding for innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to test their solution.

Saรฏd Business School, Oxford University - Skoll Ventures AwardsSaรฏd Business School, Oxford University - Skoll Ventures Awards

๐Ÿ”— https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/skoll-centre-social-entrepreneurship/skoll-venture-awards๐Ÿ”— https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/centres-and-initiatives/skoll-centre-social-entrepreneurship/skoll-venture-awards

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 3 May 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline 3 May 2020

๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ50k๐Ÿ’ธ ยฃ50k

Early stage funding to teams aiming to tackle the root causes of social and environmental challenges.Early stage funding to teams aiming to tackle the root causes of social and environmental challenges.

Not COVID-19 specific.Not COVID-19 specific.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

New Media Ventures Expanded 2020New Media Ventures Expanded 2020

๐Ÿ”—https://www.newmediaventures.org/opencalls/expanded2020๐Ÿ”—https://www.newmediaventures.org/opencalls/expanded2020

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 4 May 2020๐Ÿ“… Deadline 4 May 2020

๐Ÿ’ธ $25K - $250K๐Ÿ’ธ $25K - $250K

Weโ€™re accepting applications for nonprofit and for-profit projects focused on advancing progressive change in a COVID-19 context. Grants and investments will be in the $25K to $250K range, and weโ€™re reviewing pitches on a rolling basis (applications received by May 4th 2020 will be given priority).Weโ€™re accepting applications for nonprofit and for-profit projects focused on advancing progressive change in a COVID-19 context. Grants and investments will be in the $25K to $250K range, and weโ€™re reviewing pitches on a rolling basis (applications received by May 4th 2020 will be given priority).