The European Commission is urging start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – in particular those who have new techniques for combating the corona virus – to apply for funding for their innovations. These companies can submit an urgent application to the European Innovation Council. This funding round had already been launched. The deadline for applications is next Wednesday the 18th of March. It revolves around technologies and innovations that can help in the treatment, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the corona virus outbreak.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.