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Global Covid-19 initiatives and resources

Posted on 01/05/2020

A round-up of initiatives and resources in the global fight against Covid-19. Last updated 21st May 2020.

This is a round-up of global initiatives and resources related to Covid-19, collated across KTN’s extensive contacts. You can access resources from organisations working to provide solutions here. KTN is not responsible for the content of external sites. For more details on any of these, please contact our relevant teams:

HealthBiotechnologyCreativeManufacturing or Materials.


The following three international organisations that help fight the virus.

World Health Organisation: Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Pandemic.

CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), a global alliance financing and coordinating the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

GloPID-R (Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness).

Ventilators, PPE, and other medical technology

EURATEX database for face masks – EURATEX provides tools to European suppliers and manufacturers to find each other and facilitate the production of protective masks in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Open Source Ventilator (Ireland) – A place for engineers, designers, medical professionals, and communities to generate and validate ideas for open source designs of ventilators that can be produced at scale.

Manufacturing, engineering, 3D printing and equipment suppliers

AMable – additive manufacturing EU group, connecting additive manufacturing needs and creators. For AM/3D-printing enthusiasts/makers, all SMEs, all mid-caps and industry.

European Commission request for AM components – your 3D printing expertise is needed.

Helpful Engineering – applying unused engineering and manufacturing resources: a 3,400 strong volunteer-run nonprofit incubator organisation, with engineers, scientists, and doctors around the world.

Scientific research and resources

COVID-19 EIT Health connecting innovators (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) – fill in their form if you are looking for help in fighting COVID-19, or if you have something that could help other organisations or individuals working on the front line. They’re looking for examples of innovative health solutions that can have an immediate and tangible benefit in the fight against COVID-19 in Europe, and will connect them to the organisations who can make use of them.

COVID-19 Research Project Tracker – a live database of funded research projects across the world related to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

CEPI open calls for proposals – inviting projects to develop vaccine candidates and support clinical trials.

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) – the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute a free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about Covid-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

European Commission Coronavirus Research – research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and preparedness for other outbreaks.

PostEra – analysing and synthesising molecules that can fight Covid-19.

MoleculeOne – free access to synthetic accessibility screening.

HECBioSim – molecular modelling and simulation.

International Science Council – list of Covid-19 initiatives

HP D300e Digital Dispenser Donation Application – apply to receive a free BioPrinter used for dispensing picoliter to microliter volumes of compounds directly into microtiter assay plates.

Folding@Home – donate computing resources to simulate Covid-19 proteins and find drugs to treat it.

Other resources – a hub for funding, initiatives, resources, webinars, data, and more, relating to Covid-19 in Africa.

The Frontier Technologies Hub works with UKAid at the intersection of technology, innovation and international development.

XPrize Fight Covid-19 – a collective effort run by XPrize. Share data, resources and ideas or request help.

XSEDE Covid-19 HPC Consortium – request high performance computing resources for projects fighting Covid-19

BLUMORPHO and Euroscan – open call for Covid-19 solutions

Science|Business database of funding opportunities

EdTech Startup Map – An initiative to demonstrate the impact and growth opportunities in the EdTech sector both in the UK and Israel and display areas of innovation where each country can contribute in knowledge or tech-oriented solutions to benefit the other.

Care & Industry together against CORONA – The ‘Care & Industry together against CORONA’ platform aims to bring together all of the different actors in Europe to match offers and requests, share knowledge and give an overview of regional support.

Coronavirus Innovation Map – a global map of solutions created in response to Covid-19.

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