Opportunities are coming about quickly and require innovative and nimble organizations to respond and step up in helping us combat COVID-19. The below is a list of opportunities currently available from official organizations seeking responses from companies who would like to be a part of the solution.
July 30, 2020 | This resource will be updated regularly as information becomes available on further opportunities.
In response to Covid-19 and an unprecedented global health crisis, the Province of Ontario issued a Call to Action for suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to assist the healthcare effort.
The Covid-19 Collaboration Platform is an online portal that helps experts, agencies and companies who have a piece of the puzzle – whether it is an asset, a technology or a product – bring their solutions to market. OCE is working to match solution seekers with solution providers by leveraging Ontario’s innovation ecosystem.
Examples of solutions that they are looking to build connections around (either you need or have a solution related to):
Access the brief intake form here to get connected.
Assemble a team of researchers from Canadian and international universities, government departments, colleges and highly innovative firms to help accelerate R&D to address specific COVID-19 gaps and challenges.
The Pandemic Response Challenge Program is currently structured around four main research areas:
Funding is available to help cover the costs of research for academic institutions, small- and medium-sized businesses, and other eligible recipients participating in the challenge teams.
Source: Startup Health- Call for COVID-19 Innovation (Startup Health)
Goal: Provide investment to innovators from around the world working on direct or indirect solutions for mitigating, managing or treating coronavirus or future pandemics.
StartUp Health is launching an open call for innovation as part of our Cure Disease Moonshot and putting the full support of the StartUp Health platform and network behind bringing your innovations to the world.
Apply here to schedule a meeting with the StartUp Health team.
Source: Call for innovative solutions to help fight the impacts of COVID-19 – Ontario Government (Ontario Government)
Call for solutions to help the Ontario Government tack these three challenges:
Submit your proposed solution here.
Products:Ventilators, masks, sanitation, swabs and testing, globes, eye protection, gowns and covers, hospital beds, reagent/consumable
Solutions/ Ideas: to help communities withstand the pandemic
Volunteers Needed: deliver food, deliver medicine, help run errands
Products: Disposable N95 masks, disposable surgical masks, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, gowns, bottles of hand sanitizer
Services: Guard/security services, nursing services, food services, laundry services, accommodation maintenance services, personal services, IT support services
If you can say yes to the following, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you:
Please send a short summary of your offer to firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Challenges – Department of National Defence
Filtration material for the manufacture of N95 respirators and surgical masks
Project funding for manufacturers responding to the critical needs of COVID-19
Low-cost sensor system for COVID-19 patient monitoring
Source: National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Point of Care and Home Diagnostic Kit for COVID-19
Design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator for COVID-19 patients
Source: Code Life Ventilator Challenge (MUHC)