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second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest

Second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2) is now on the Funding & Tenders Portal and submission of proposals is available to applicants. 

An online information session on this call  will take place on Wednesday 20 May 2020 from 14h00 to 16h30. You will be able to follow it via the following link for web streaming:

Please note that because of the technical limitations there will be no direct dialogue for Q&A: questions can be sent via email (only) during the relevant topic presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The links to the 5 topics of this EoI are as follows:

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2A - Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B - Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C - Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D - Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E - Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19

The Intellectual Property implications of the development of industrial 3D printing

The aim of this Study was to analyse the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing and clarify how the existing IP framework brings protection to IP rights holders. It identifies potential challenges and how they can be removed and opportunities in need of clarification in order to aid the competitiveness of the AM sector in Europe.

The focus is on seven industrial applications of AM: health, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods/electronics, energy, industrial equipment and tooling and construction and building sectors. This report identifies the pertinent IP considerations according to different elements in the 3D printing process, i.e. designing a CAD file, using and sharing a CAD file, printing the CAD file, distributing the printed good and finally, licensing it.

The report can be downloaded here in several languages:

Regional public-private alliance against COVID19

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and University of the Government of Asturias coordinates a public-private alliance to create equipment and devices for individual protection that can contribute to dealing with the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

Through this alliance, integrated within the private sector by ArcelorMittal, thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center and the IDONIAL technology center, efforts are coordinated to help cover, in the most efficient way possible, the demand for material by the health sector and others collectives, both from Asturias and the rest of the country.

Their goal is to organize production at all levels, from suppliers to manufacturers and the logistics network .The initiative arises from the know-how in design, engineering and additive manufacturing present in the region, joining efforts and pooling its R&D resources in these fields to tackle the following lines of work:

• Individual protection equipment (protective screens and glasses)

• CPAP (helmets to apply pressure to the airways)

• Breathers

 More info: