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Tackling Corona Virus: 25 Contests, Events, and Courses

Tackling Corona Virus: 25 Contests, Events, and Courses

CORONA VIRUS
CORONA VIRUS

The fight against Corona Virus has lead to the organization to organise various online events/courses/challenges all over the world. Some of them are below. If you know of any such competition, please inform Rashmi at rashmi@noticebard.com

1. Online Innovation Program to Battle COVID-19 by YSI
  • Name of the Organisation: Young Sustainable Impact (YSI)
  • Brief:
    • YSI innovation program is a four-week program aims to use creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation-mindset to aid the government, health workers, and everyone battling the virus.
    • This program is for any and all solutions to real problems caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
    • This is an online program, and all countries can apply and participate. The program provides peer-to-peer meetups where participants help each other.
    • Applicants need to be over 16 years old.
  • Last date to submit/register: March 20, 2020
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2. Fight CORONA – National Level IDEAthon by FORGE
  • Name of the Organisation: Forge
  • Brief:
    • Fight Corona IDEAthon envisions that by partnering with innovators to develop advanced tools and analytics to fight the pandemic on various aspects concerning the preparedness, awareness, prevention, testing, care etc.
    • The program support the most impactful product/solution to fight COVID-19 challenge.
    • Cash Prizes Worth Rs. 7 L, Incubation Grants Upto Rs. 40 L
  • Last date to submit/register: March 26, 2020
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3. Fighting Covid-19 by Technology Development Board [Low-Cost Masks, Cost-effective Thermal Scanning, Diagnosis Kit, Oxygenators and Ventilators]
  • Name of the Organisation: Technology Development Board
  • Brief: The Technology Development Board invites proposal applications from Indian companies and enterprises to address protection and home-based respiratory intervention for COVID-19 patients.
  • Last date to submit/register: March 27, 2020
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4. COVID-19 Research Consortium by BIRAC [Diagnostics, Vaccines, Novel Therapeutics, Repurposing of Drugs]
  • Name of the Organisation: BIRAC
  • Brief:
    • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) Announce COVID-19 Research Consortium and seek Letter of Intent (LoI) with a focus on Diagnostics, Vaccines, Novel Therapeutics, Repurposing of Drugs or any other intervention for control of COVID-19.
    • The proposals can be submitted by Company (Start-up, Small, Medium or Large), Limited liability Partnership (LLP), Academia or Non-academic Individuals.
  • Last date to submit/register: March 30, 2020
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5. COVID-19 Global Hackathon by DEVPOST [Software Solutions]
  • Name of the Organisation: DEVPOST
  • Brief: The COVID-19 Global Hackathon is an opportunity for developers to build software solutions that drive social impact, with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Last date to submit/register: March 30, 2020
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6. COVID 19 Solution Challenge by Govt. of India [Bioinformatics, Datasets, Apps for Diagnosis]
  • Name of the Organisation: Govt. of India
  • Brief:
    • In order to involve the community in the fight against the Virus, Govt of India wants you to share your solutions to help fight #Coronavirus.
    • COVID 19 Solution Challenge can be for individuals or Startups that comply with the definition of a startup as notified by DPIIT.
    • Prizes Upto Rs. 1.75 L
  • Last date to submit/register: March 31, 2020
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7. COVID-19 Communication Inspiration Challenge 2020 by IDEO
  • Name of the Organisation: IDEO
  • Brief:
    • COVID-19 is impacting and reshaping daily life for everyone around the globe. IDEO invite anyone to participate and share their experience and learnings—every insight is valuable to sharpening the thinking.
    • Through this challenge, share your experience regarding information and inspiration you have seen around the COVID-19 outbreak that has helped you change your behaviour and make new decisions.
  • Last date to submit/register: March 31, 2020
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8. Code Life Ventilator Challenge by Montreal General Hospital Foundation [Ventilators]
  • Name of the Organisation: Montreal General Hospital Foundation
  • Brief:
    • The Montreal General Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is launching a global innovation challenge, backed by a $200,000 CAD prize, calling for teams to design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives.
    • The Challenge is open to the large public. Participants must be of legal age
  • Last date to submit/register: March 31, 2020
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9. Breakthrough Technological Interventions Against Covid-19 by CSIR [Assistive Devices, Diagnostics, Novel Drugs or Repurposed Drugs, Vaccines]
  • Name of the Organisation: CSIR, New Delhi
  • Brief:
    • Proposals are invited for Breakthrough Technological Interventions against Covid-19 by CSIR, New Delhi.
    • The proposals could be submitted as a standalone proposal or in partnership with academic institutions and/or national laboratories.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 5, 2020
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10. COVID-19 Therapeutics by LifeArc [Identification of Therapeutics, Repurposing of Drugs]
  • Name of the Organisation: LifeArc, UK
  • Brief:
    • LifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic.
    • Applications from academics, NHS employees, or companies from any geographical location are welcomed.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 6, 2020
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11. HRB COVID-19 Pandemic Rapid Response Funding Call
  • Name of the Organisation: HRB
  • Brief:
    • In response to the fast evolving COVID-19 pandemic, HRB in cooperation with the IRC, are launching a rapid response mechanism to fund research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak.
    • The Lead Applicant must demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to direct the proposed research and to be actively engaged in carrying the research through to completion.
    • Funds Upto Rs 1 Cr
  • Last date to submit/register: April 9, 2020
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12. COVID-19 Research using Supercomputer at IIT Delhi [High Performance Computing (HPC) Resource]
  • Name of the Organisation: IIT Delhi
  • Brief:
    • Research proposals are invited from eligible candidates for COVID-19 Research using the Supercomputer at IIT Delhi.
    • Each proposal will have a maximum cap of INR 10 Lacs worth of computational resources.
    • This allocations will be made for a 3 month duration to selected proposals for FREE which can be extended to a six month period on evaluating their performance.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 15, 2020
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13. COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge at NIT Srinagar [Rapid Testing Kits, Innovative Quick Screening, Masks, Ventilators]
  • Name of the Organisation: NIT Srinagar
  • Brief:
    • The IIED Centre at the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, in partnership with Kashmir-based entrepreneurs and researchers, is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to develop quick, innovative solutions to address the impacts of COVID-19.
    • Prize Upto Rs 1L.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 15, 2020
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14. COVID-19 Innovation Challenge by Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology [Tracking System, Devices]
  • Name of the Organisation: Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
  • Brief:
    • Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge which is being organized in partnership with T-Hub, Q-Tip, CCMB-Hyderabad, and Government of Telangana.
    • The challenge is open for students.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 20, 2020
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15. COVID-19 & Related Respiratory Viral Infections by SERB [New or Repurposed Antivirals, Diagnostics, Vaccines]
  • Name of the Organisation: SERB, New Delhi
  • Brief:
    • SERB announces a special IRHPA Call (3-year duration) specifically designed for COVID-19 and related respiratory viral infections.
    • Academic and research institutions are encouraged to submit competitive proposals having a strong interdisciplinary component between chemists, biologists, virologists, immunologists, and clinicians.
  • Last date to submit/register: April 30, 2020
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16. Join the War Against COVID-19 by MyGov.in [Health, Communication, Entrepreneurial, Essential Services]
17. COVID19 Code Global Challenge by IBM [Technology Solutions]
  • Name of the Organisation: IBM
  • Brief:
    • The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding its focus to tackle the effects of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.  Technology solutions can help seize and reduce the impact this pandemic has on our daily lives.
    • Prizes Worth ₹1.5 Cr
  • Last date to submit/register: July 31, 2020
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18. Online Training on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by WHO
  • Name of the Organisation: WHO
  • Brief:
    • In order to assist UN country teams in scaling upcountry preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.
    • The courses included in the online training are Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), Introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases.
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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19. Fight COVID-19 Initiative by PayTm [Clinical Ventilators]
  • Name of the Organisation: PayTm
  • Brief: Paytm is committing Rs. 5 Crore to help all innovators and companies working on indigenous solutions to tackle the potential shortage of clinical ventilators and other critical medical equipment.
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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20. Rapid Response Funding for Covid-19 by Omidyar Network India [Data, Apps and other Technological Solutions, Actionable Research]
  • Name of the Organisation: Omidyar Network India
  • Brief:
    • Omidyar Network India today announced a call for proposals for rapid response funding to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact.
    • Funding Amount Upto Rs. 7.5 Cr.
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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21. Challenge Covid-19 Competition 2020 by National Innovation Foundation [Ideas, Innovation]
  • Name of the Organisation: National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
  • Brief:
    • National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) wishes to engage innovative citizens in its Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) by requesting them to participate with their creative ideas and innovations for the following problems/issues.
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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22. COVID-19 Relief Fund 2020 by IWMF, USA
23. Peace First COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants 2020
  • Name of the Organisation: Peace First
  • Brief:
    • Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.
    • Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world, starting today.
    • Grant Amount Upto Rs. 19k
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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24. COVID-19 Grant Programme by Act Grants [Solutions]
  • Name of the Organisation: Act Grants
  • Brief:
    • ACT Grants invites applications for COVID-19 Grant Programme 2020. INR 100CR grant created by India’s start-up community to give wings to ideas that could combat COVID-19 with immediate impact.
    • We are seeking capital-efficient, scalable solutions from NGOs and innovative startups which need an initial seed grant to fight the spread of the pandemic.
    • Grants Between 1L to 10 Cr
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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25. C-CAMP Covid 19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator (CIDA) [Screening, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Vaccines]
  • Name of the Organisation: C-CAMP
  • Brief:
    • C-CAMP has launched C-CAMP COVID-19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator or CCIDA on 26th March, 2020 to help accelerate COVID-19 innovations stuck in last-mile issues.
    • Innovations can be under following categories: screening, diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, containment strategies, public health & other categories.
  • Last date to submit/register: No Deadline
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