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What are the consequences and impact of COVID-19 on your strategic and applied research projects?

This page gives researchers an overview of the latest information regarding project calls, deadlines, legal issues, events and more. Also check our weekly TechTransfer News for updates.

Find here the guidelines for research, applied research and valorisation during COVID-19 until 1 March 2021.


Current circumstances and measures taken to combat COVID-19 can make the timely and correct implementation of your current research project more difficult or even temporarily impossible.
In the event that you are temporarily unable to correctly carry out your project activities and cannot rearrange them in the remaining agreed term of the project, it is recommended to contact the funding agency or contract partner to make arrangements about further implementation of the project.

Temporary measures EWI policy domain


Due to the current situation, the IOF-board has decided to postpone the April call for IOF-PoC-projects and IOF-Accelerator funding to October 2020, as the current situation will not allow for projects to be started timely and in the right conditions.

UAB-IOF GEAR call opens on May 15! Contact Liesbeth Bosman

More info here pdf fileIOF_calls_2020.pdf (390 KB) Healthy@Home call offers Pitch and Match sessions to source your ideas and help you find partners to prevent, prepare or support the global community in the event of a new crisis.
Want to submit a proposal? Contact Qing Cai and Hugo Loosvelt!

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Innoviris: special COVID-19 call

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, Innoviris aims to encourage and support research and industrial innovation to tackle this health crisis without precedent. 

This programme is intended for R&D projects targeting the Covid virus in the following areas: 

  • Vaccines 
  • Drugs and Treatments 
  • Medical Devices 
  • Manufacturers and medical equipment/hospital facilities (including ventilators, protective clothing, diagnostic equipment, disinfectants and their intermediate products) 

Deadline on August 1. Contact Qing Cai
Apply here!


VUB COVID-19 related research


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