In the face of the global crisis caused by the developing epidemic of coronavirus SARS-COV-2, as part of the investment strategy of the "New Earth Present Seed Fund" Project, with a network of national and international partners in search of innovative solutions 'out of the box', we decided to launch a special call for innovative projects supporting prevention, education, coordination of public services, combating and reducing the effects of coronavirus epidemic.
We are launching a dedicated call "Against Epidemics" for innovative solutions that can help to combat the challenge we all face, which has a global socio-economic impact.
Submit an innovative project in the call for proposals "Against an epidemic" for form or send information materials about the project to our email: info/at/rdsfund.com.
The first round of project submissions ends on 16th March 2020 at: 23:59. Due to the great interest, we have received several projects and several calls for continuous recruitment. For projects submitted in the "Against the epidemic" call, we have established a priority path for project analysis and verification. The decision of the Fund's Management Board to finance potentially the most effective projects in the PoP phase (early verification of the idea, preliminary assessment of the potential of the R&D Project, analysis of the competitive environment, definition of the research plan and the first milestones of the R&D Project's development) in the amount of up to PLN 50,000 will be made by 20 March 2020, and then on a continuous basis.
We are waiting for solutions and projects that will help counteract not only the SARS-COV-2 coronovirus epidemic, but also future epidemiological threats.
It is happening in the world and in Poland. This information, in particular, raises our hopes:
- A key enzyme in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 has been developed thanks to the work of Prof. Marcin Drąg's team from the Technical University of Wrocław
- The team's work with CureVac under the direction of Mariola Fotin-Mleczek, PhD, Chief Technology Officer.