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COVID-19: Two Portuguese research projects receive funding from the European Commission – Science



The European Commission has announced that it will invest 128 million euros in 23 new research projects to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The investment as part of the “Horizon 2020” program is part of the 1.4 billion dollar “Coronavirus Global Response” initiative that President Ursula von der Leyen launched in May of this year.

In total, the 23 projects that complement the initiatives already implemented comprise 347 research teams from 40 countries. The European Commission states that the investment will allow professionals to better understand the pandemic and its consequences, and strengthen the ability to create solutions and develop technologies and tools in the medical field.

Click on the gallery to see the 23 projects funded by Brussels

Two research projects led by Portuguese teams are highlighted: ICU4Covid (Cyber-Physical Intensive Care Medical System for Covid-1

9) by UNINOVA – Institute for the Development of New Technologies and INNO4COV-19 (Boosting Innovation for COVID-19 Diagnostic, Prevention and Monitoring) of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL).

Both were selected in the category of developing medical technology, digital tools and artificial intelligence. In this context, the 13 projects selected by Brussels, which will receive a total of 55.2 million euros, aim to improve patient detection, monitoring and support through new devices that enable faster, cheaper and easier diagnosis and that protects health workers .


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