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Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology Call

COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge Roche Canada is committed to working in partnership with our Canadian community to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the daily lives of everyone around the world. We are isolated within our communities, we are exceeding the capacity of our health systems, and we are struggling to keep pace with the rapidness of the outbreak. But together, we can get through this. And together, we can innovate to make a difference. Roche Canada is committed to working in partnership with our Canadian community to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To move this forward, we have established the Roche Canada COVID-19 Innovation Challenge - a funding program to support our community in bringing forward innovative ideas to address some of the biggest challenges and issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are a biologist, data scientist, student, patient, or someone with an innovative mind and wants to make a difference, we need you! Some examples of these challenges that need to be addressed include: • How can we better understand disease biology, pathophysiology, transmission, etc.? • How can we address our health system capacity issues? • How do we enhance real-time information sharing? • How will we effectively manage remote and rural populations (eg. remote indigenous populations)? • How can we increase the education and awareness and promote healthy practices? • How can we increase the participation and effectiveness of social/physical distancing? • How can we manage productivity while distancing and isolating ourselves?
Seeking biologists, data scientists, students or experts with innovations to address issues of the COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology Call

How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support from governments and multilateral organizations, have been rushing to produce, test, and deliver vaccines and treatments, tech innovators also have a crucial role to play, both in the near term and to prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks. In the near term, we need improved solutions for prevention, accurate detection, and rapid response. MIT Solve is seeking 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. At the same time, we cannot solely treat disease outbreaks reactively. Climate change and globalization leave us ever more vulnerable to future epidemics and pandemics, and it’s critical to be prepared. Solve is also seeking solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.
Seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of emerging disease outbreaks