Brussels, 13 August 2020 - As part of the EIT's Crisis Response Initiative, EIT Digital is announcing today the ventures and innovation against COVID-19 activities that will be supported. This support directly contributes to the European Union's response to the current pandemic. With requests close to €90m, the demand for financial support has been overwhelming.
Venture Support provides targeted help to high impact and growth startups, scaleups and SMEs that are impacted by COVID-19 crisis, with the goal to adapt and accelerate within the post crisis economic reality.
The Innovation Activities effort supports innovators developing solutions leveraging modern digital technology to model, communicate and influence behaviour to manage pandemic lifecycles and to make a significant impact.
EIT Digital will allocate the €7.6m made available by EIT to the following ventures and innovation activities.