In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, several actions have been put into place to cushion the negative effects of the pandemic. To help you find the support you need, we have compiled a list of useful links. You will find information on access to finance and liquidity measures; platforms bringing together different actors to share needs and solutions; European support initiatives for the healthcare industry and much more.
The European Commission’s webpage on the COVID-19 response offers a thorough overview of the resolute actions taken to reinforce our public health sectors and mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union. Furthermore, it gathers specific information on the economic response to the pandemic.
Finally, you will also be able to read more about the European Union Emergency Support Instrument for the healthcare sector.
On the dedicated webpage by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs you will find information on how to take advantage of public procurement and access to finance for SMEs and what are the liquidity measures available to support European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the affected industry sectors.
The Enterprise Europe Network-led platform Care & Industry together against CORONA offers concrete support to help coping with the coronavirus crisis. It builds bridges between actors in healthcare, industry, support organisations, government, academia and companies who can provide medical equipment and treatment solutions. Interested organisations can register to the platform to showcase initiatives, express their needs and contributions.
The BioWin Cooperation Platform COVID-19, developed in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network Partners in Wallonia, gathers healthcare initiatives on current topics ranging from development of new treatments, ventilators and hydroalcoholic gels to data science and Artificial Intelligence. It encourages exchanges among participants and enables them to find partners for their proposals.
In the continuous effort to support researchers around the world in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission, together with several partners, has set up the European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data.